12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2011 8:21 PM by Cheesenightmare
Nigel-66 Level 1 (35 points)
I have created some folders in Mail and one has about 387 emails in it that I've received. How can I send one email out to all 387 of them without doing them all one at a time?

Thanks.

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  • captfred Level 7 (26,290 points)
    Just select them all in the folder and forward to the email address. All messages selected will combine into one.

    You can select them with edit > select all or in the message list, hold down Shift and down/up arrows.

    Regards,
    Captfred
  • Nigel-66 Level 1 (35 points)
    Captfred, you misunderstand. I have a mailbox and in it about 350 emails that I've received from 350 different people.

    I want to send a single message, the same message, back to all 350 of these different email addresses. But I don't want to cut/paste one at a time, 350 times. Make sense?

    Thanks
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,437 points)
    I don't use mail but my email clients allow me to select multiple emails then select reply. The reply email will be sent to all of my selected email senders.

    Check if this works in Mail. It is the same process as suggested by Captfred but select reply instead of forward.
  • Nigel-66 Level 1 (35 points)
    No, you can only reply to one, as soon as you select multiples, the reply option is greyed out.
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,437 points)
    Nigel-66 wrote:
    No, you can only reply to one, as soon as you select multiples, the reply option is greyed out.


    I just tried what you are saying and you are correct. I hope someone will post how to do this. I too am now interested.
  • captfred Level 7 (26,290 points)
    You can set up a mail rule that if Account=xxx then reply to message with text xxxx etc. Then apply the mail rule.

    Regards
  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,717 points)
    I believe you will have to use AppleScript or Automator to extract all the e-mail addresses from the selected messages, then add those to a new outgoing message. If you're not sure how to do that, try asking over on the [AppleScript forum|http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=724].

    Also, note that most e-mail servers apply limits to the number of different addresses you are able to send to at one time. Some have limits for single messages, limits per hour or per day, etc. Check with your e-mail provider to be sure this message will be sendable. And make absolutely sure all those addresses are on the Bcc line, otherwise everyone will be able to see addresses for everyone else you sent to, which will not be appreciated by some.
  • Nigel-66 Level 1 (35 points)
    Thanks guys. I created an apple 'Rules' in Mail, hope it works, trying it now.
  • captfred Level 7 (26,290 points)
    Nigel,

    Also be aware of certain limitations imposed by your mail provider. Mobile Me for example only allows 200 emails or 1000 recipients per 24 hour rolling clock.

    Your provider may limit numbers also.

    Captfred

    Edit: opps, just saw your comments Thomas, sorry for the repeat..

    Message was edited by: captfred
  • thomas_r. Level 7 (30,717 points)
    Edit: opps, just saw your comments Thomas, sorry for the repeat..


    Repeating good information is never a problem.
  • Cheesenightmare Level 1 (10 points)

    "I don't use mail but my email clients allow me to select multiple emails then select reply. The reply email will be sent to all of my selected email senders."

     

    What is the emai client that you use that allow you to do that?  I think I need to start using it...

  • Cheesenightmare Level 1 (10 points)

    BobTheFisherman - which mail client are you using?