I currently have magento sending Emails to the customer upon making an order, but i am not getting bcc'd or a separate email notifying me at all.
I do have all of the emails I wish to receive the email listed in
Config > System > Sales Emails >
I have also read about magento forcing you to use a cron job to send the emails, but that seems to be only relevant in magento 1.9 and beyond.
All other resources I have googled in regards to this issue have discussed modifying code that is not even existent in my magento installation.