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How to Create an Address Book Group for List Mailing in Mac OS X Mail

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Your sales team, your soccer team and your team of like-minded art buffs are united not only by common goals but also by constant communication. If you want to send a message to all members of your soccer team in Mac OS X Mail, you can enter their addresses one by one in the Bcc: field, of course.

You can also turn the team members into a group in your Mac OS X address book, however, and address messages to all of them not only with much more elegance and easy but also with unprecedented speed.

Create an Address Book Group for List Mailing in Mac OS X Mail

To create a group in your Mac OS X Mail address book for easily mailing a list of people:

  • Open the Mac OS X Address Book.
  • Press the + button underneath the Group column.
  • Type the desired name of your new mailing list.
  • Press Enter.

Add Members to Your Mac OS X Mail Group

You can add new members to your OS X Mail mailing list by drawing from existing contacts or by adding to a group specifically.

To add people already in your address book to a group:

  • Open the Mac OS X Address Book.
  • Highlight All in the Group column.
  • Drag and drop the desired contacts to the group in the Group column.
    • If more than one email address is listed, Mac OS X Mail will use the most recently used address when you send a message to the list.

To add a contact to a OS X Address Book group:

  • Open the Mac OS X Address Book.
  • Highlight the desired group in the Group column.
  • Click the + sign underneath the Name column.
  • Enter all desired contact details.
    • Make sure you think of adding at least one email address.
    • The contact will also show up under the All group automatically.

Send a Message to Your Address Book Group

Now that both the group and its members are set, you can start mailing multiple people stress-free.

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