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I sent an email to several addresses, that I put in the "Bcc" field. Now I want to send another email to the same addresses. How can I do this? I tried "reply", but it replies only to me—I didn't find a "reply all" option. I tried copying&pasting but got strange errors about "unidentified addresses".

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Yeah it's annoying that the reply/reply all buttons are useless if your recipients are in the BCC. It would be great if some extension could correct this behavior as copy-pasting is tedious. – Franck Dernoncourt Dec 13 '13 at 16:03
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If you sent the email using a mail client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) then I believe you are out of luck as most of these strip out the BCC fields upon sending. If you sent it from the Gmail site, then you can recover the addresses.

To do so, go to the Sent folder and select the message, then click the dropdown arrow in the bcc: field location.

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The popout window this provides will include all the addresses in the BCC field. You can copy these and then paste them into a new email to send to them again. Because you are copying from a "display" field, not truly an email field, you may unintentionally include extra characters or non-email words (display names, etc). When you paste into a new email, check to see which Gmail has recognized as true email addresses and remove or correct any that it is unable to recognize. This should prevent any further "unidentified addresses" errors.

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Open the original e mail. It will be in the Sent file. Highlight the first name on the list. While holding down the Shift Key, tap the Down Arrow until all names are highlighted. Right click on the highlighted field. Choose "Copy" Create new e mail and paste list into bcc field.

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Using Thunderbird, highlight and open the orig mail; go to File, Save As and pick a name, save as TEXT on the drop down. The mail and the BCC list will be available as an easy copy and paste for a new mail. This is not possible from the Thunderbird mail screen...BCCs are not selectable as a group and I had 145....

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Using Thunderbird is a workaround, I guess, but the question is about using Gmail, and this site is about web applications. – Vidar S. Ramdal Dec 21 '15 at 13:04

This was helpful but I was unable to highlight the addresses. Here's how I did it. Open the email in your Sent File. Click on File. Click on Message Resend and Recall. Click on Resend This Message. You can add or delete addresses and change the message as needed. His Send.

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That sounds like what you would do in Outlook. This question is about Gmail. There is no "File" menu. There is no "Message Resend and Recall". – Al E. Apr 26 '14 at 15:30

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