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Jeff Friedman Level 3 Level 3 (520 points)
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Nov 5, 2012 8:30 AM

I would like to do an email merge...that is create a single email and have it sent via email to multiple recipients frtom a contact list; like a traditional word processor mail merge. Can this be done with Apple Mail in Mountain Lion?  Thanks.

  • Thebestplacehere Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to Jeff Friedman)

    Just try and if you create a group in contacts let's say girlfriends as you can see in the screenshot,then if you drag the group to the a open email window to the to field,then all people in the group appear there so when you send the email it go to all the people inbox at once.

    You can customize toolbar and add the symbol i have near send in the left top corner then clicking it your contacts appear and you can drag the group much easier..

    Hope i answer what you ask for..Screen Shot 2012-11-05 at 17.40.57.png

  • Thebestplacehere Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to Jeff Friedman)

    Uncheck it in preferences ..Screen Shot 2012-11-05 at 18.14.03.pngScreen Shot 2012-11-05 at 18.14.21.png

  • Thebestplacehere Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 10:51 AM (in response to Jeff Friedman)

    I don't know.

  • markwmsn Level 4 Level 4 (3,945 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 11:29 PM (in response to Jeff Friedman)

    Contacts can import from tab-delimited or comma-separated-valus (CSV) files, either of which can easily be created from an Excel file.

    Look for a Contacts help page called "Import one or more contacts (from a file other than a vCard)".

  • markwmsn Level 4 Level 4 (3,945 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 10:31 PM (in response to Jeff Friedman)

    Mail can't tell you, because it depends on how the servers through which the mail is routed are coded.

  • Montdor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to Jeff Friedman)

    No Jeff sorry

     

    The best work around is to break down your list in smaller parts so that you can easier guess check for bad addresses.

     

    The last time it happened to me, a client company had changed name and website name. Usually, for quite a while, the 2 website @ still work; in that case, after just a few weeks, the old one got dumped.

     

    The bad thing is that, you'll have to guess this on your own.

     

    First I thought you wanted to email merge like Pages does with printed pages.

    Well, Mail can't do that.

    Mail can only mass send a fixed content to a recipient list from your address book.

     

    If you really want to do an email merge with &Firstname &Lastname personalization fields, you'd have to go with Outlook and possibly word and windows. Or else you go with email web services like MailChimp. §;-)

  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 Level 6 (8,425 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 2:36 PM (in response to Jeff Friedman)

    If you don't want recipients to see the distribution list, use BCC. Uncheck "show all member addresses" does not remove the addresses from the message headers.

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