Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to Andrew Pepperstone)
First of all, when you say "the Contacts application," are you referring to Address Book? Address Book is the Mac (Lion) contacts database. If you are using something else, that probably explains it. Switch to Address Book.
Assuming you are using Address Book, then yes, you should be able to send to groups. You'll want to drag a group from Address Book into the To: or Cc: or Bcc: fields in a new mail message. (Also, I'm assuming you are using the OS/X Mail application -- if you are using something else, this may not work). Make sure you drop the group into the To:, Cc:, or Bcc: fields at the top of the mail message.
You can also just type the name of your group. If you have a group named "Family" as you start to type it (in the To:, Cc:, or Bcc: fields) it should autocomplete and give you an option to pick the group.
Also, be aware that in Mail's preferences (on the Composing tab) there is an option to "when sending to a group, show all member addresses." You'll want to check (or not) that box according to your preference.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to Zacharias Beckman)
Yes, I means Address Book (and was thinking about Mountain Lion).
I know that I should be able to do this.
When I drag the group to any of those fields, the group name shows up, but contains NOTHING!
And yes, the group contains 64 cards.
And when I type the name of the group, autocomplete fills it is, but still EMPTY!
And I am aware of the preference.
My point is that these do not work with my new group!
Any one else gonna look beyond the basics?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to Andrew Pepperstone)
There are number of unresolved bugs in AddressBook, especially in the area of using groups. I have previously filed bug reports, but have never gotten much feedback. Some of them appear to be related to the introduction of iCloud. Being able to edit distribution lists in iCloud without the use of work arounds is one example.
Another example: The last time I created a distribution list, I dragged 3 names into it, but when I tried to use it, I only got 1 name. When I tried to edit the distribution list, the list had over three hundred addresses in it instead of the 3 addresses that appeared in the normal group listing.