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bruce8401 Level 1 Level 1

Since uploading Mavericks, Mail groups will not work.  Solution??

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6

    The way it works has changed. If you have a Group in your Contacts named 'Dancing' (for example), in Mail, when you create a new email to send to the group just type Dancing in to To field. That's how it works for me.

    I preferred it when you could simply drag a group from Contacts to the Mail 'To' field. I guess it's called progress .

  • wiwicore Level 1 Level 1

    I did the same as your instruction, but after I type the group name, the TO field would appear blank. And it would hang when I click close the window, no matter I click on save, delete or cancel.


    You do not have this problem?

  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6

    It works for me as described if I send to 'normal' groups, but it doesn't work if sending to Smart Groups. Are yours Smart Groups?

  • HowardNV Level 1 Level 1

    Here's what worked for me:


    1. I selected my original group and then shift-clicked on the first and last member of the group so that all were selected.


    2. From the File menu I selected "New Group from Selected."


    3. This new group will work properly. Now delete the old group.

  • Kevin Schlag Level 1 Level 1

    Here's what's been happening for me.


    I get the problem intermittently. Before Mavericks, it would work all the time. Now, when I have the problem, I type in the Group "LCA" and hit return, and either nothing happens or LCA just disappears.


    Until today, I'd restart Mail and it would work again. But now, I can't get it to work at all, even after duplicating the group in Contacts, etc.


    Not sure why.

  • krisjensen Level 1 Level 1

    This worked for me also.

  • bruce8401 Level 1 Level 1

    Since 'Auto Fill' in the TO/CC/BCC fields of a new message by typing in the Group Name no longer works in Mavericks, I am using the Contacts button to select the Group (select all members of the Group) and hit a TO/CC/BCC button to fill the address line required.


    Maybe in the future an update will put back the Auto Fill feature.

  • Kevin Schlag Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, I hope so. A bit of a pain to ahve Contacts open and go there when you just want to do a group email.

  • Kevin Schlag Level 1 Level 1

    Oops, Bruce--I misunderstood. I click on the + sign on the right in the To field, which brings up the contacts list, but how do I select all members of the group? Shift clicking or Command clicking doesn't seem to work for me. I have to double click each email address, one at a time.

  • bruce8401 Level 1 Level 1

    Once you have the Group open, click the bottom (or top) entry.  Shift-click the top (or bottom) entry.  Choose which TO/CC/BCC entry you want.  Or, a CMD A will select all the entries in a Group.

  • Christian Fries Level 1 Level 1

    It still does not work like it did before (even after the update of Mail, mentionend in the previous post). However, you can have Mailings to groups.

    • If you like to Mail to a group "with hidden distribution list": Open Adressbook and right-click / ctrl-click on the group name. Then select to create a mail to this group. The group name will appear in the To: field. (Prior to Maverics, the group name was converted to a blue button like normal adresses - this is missing now, but it works.
    • If you like to Mail to a group having each recipients adress individually: Open Address, select the group, then select all members and drag and drop them to the To: field.
  • Kevin Schlag Level 1 Level 1

    Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 9.22.37 AM.pngI can't figure out how to multi-select addresses. Right-click or control click--nothing happens. I can only double click each address to get it into the To field, and then have to do it all again.


    My steps:


    -New message in Mail

    -Click on the + sign to the very right of the blank To field

    -That opens up the Addresses window.

    -I click on the group I want, which lists the people on the right side of the window

    -If I right click or Control click, nothing happens. The only thing that does anything is if I click on the actual address; then the address is added to the To field, and the window closes.



  • William Lloyd Level 7 Level 7

    It's a bug.  Hopefully it will be fixed soon.


    In the meantime, the easiest way is to open the contacts application and right click (or control-click) on a group and choose "send email to group" in the popup.  Mail will then have a new compose window open with the contacts in the "to" line.  You can cut/paste the whole blob into the cc: or bcc: line if you want that.

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