outlook mass mailing

What is a distribution list in Outlook and how to set it up

Learn how to create and manage contact groups (formerly distribution lists) in Outlook 2016 with this super-quick guide.

Unlike ‘distribution list’, the new term ‘contact group’ is rather self-explanatory – in essence, it is a group of contacts in Outlook that you can manage as a single entity and easily set up group conversations or send mass emails without leaving anyone out. Invaluable for corporate communication, this feature enables you to reach out to specific departments, task forces, partners, and stakeholders.

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Smart mass-mailing with Send Personally in Microsoft Outlook 2019

We released a major update of our popular program for sending numerous e-mail messages from Outlook – Send Personally add-in.

It is now fully compatible with the new Microsoft Office 2019, but we also added several new features offered and requested by our customers: program Settings for notifications, custom folder and default macro values are added to the drop-down option list in the add-in toolbar at the message ribbon, with the new options you can:

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How to do Mail Merge with SharePoint lists

Are you using the features of the SharePoint Intranet platform in your everyday work? Do you use SharePoint lists at your organization’s corporate SharePoint Server site? And when you send numerous e-mail messages using the mass mailing tools like Microsoft Office Mail Merge – do you wish to use your SharePoint lists as recipient base directly, without exporting them to your local drive?

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A detailed comparison of merging features in Office built-in mail merge and Mail Merge Toolkit editions

In February 2018, MAPILab released a new edition of our extremely popular mail merging app – Mail Merge Toolkit PRO. This edition contains some features which are the most desirable for corporate mailings. So there are 3 different solutions that can cover user requests regarding personalized emails distribution with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Publisher.

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Top Outlook add-ins from MAPILab to increase your daily productivity

Surely, active users of Outlook appreciate its vast range of features. However, they are pretty well aware of its limitations, too. To overcome these limitations, it is often enough to install a couple of well-integrated third-party add-ins, for instance, MAPILab ones. For you to make the most of your Outlook, we are offering this brief overview of our most useful tools.

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How to customize the subject line in Mail Merge Toolkit for Outlook

Once you have used the acclaimed Word Mail Merge feature over the course of your mailing duties, whether on a daily basis or infrequently – there is no turning back. Literally no other out-of-the-box Microsoft Office tool offers you so many benefits for mass mailing with so little mouse-clicking involved and with such vast improvement of almost every aspect of the resulting letters. Its renowned personalization possibilities utilize the so-called “macros” (a placeholder word that exists only to be replaced with an actual recipient-specific value from a data-source). The product’s versatility and overall ease of use has secured it a firm place among the top-flight productivity tools for professionals in the field.

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How to send group emails in Outlook

Have you ever gotten emails with hundred recipients in the “To” field? What did you think about sender of such messages? Didn’t you feel irritated that the sender did not take the time to send you an individual message? Do you just delete such messages as spam? Of course, the alternative is sending a message with all the recipients in the BCC field so that they do not see each other, but that is not much better, as recipients usually simply ignore anything that is not addressed personally. On top of that,  spam filters are perfectly capable not only of sending the message to the Junk Mail folder, but also blocking the sender.

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Distribution of mass email in Outlook

If you use Microsoft Office for business purposes and your responsibilities include frequent communication with partners and customers, sending mass email from Outlook may be a part of your daily or, at least, weekly or monthly routine. Within the organization, mass email with Outlook is normally performed through internal distribution lists including members of certain departments or subdivisions. However, when it comes to mailing customers or partners, the list of recipients can grow excessively long, making your message rather bulky. Moreover, the recipient sees all other addresses in the TO or CC field; and they sometimes are not only irrelevant, but present some information you might prefer not to disclose.

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What is Mail Merge in Outlook and how to do Mail Merge better

In 2001 Microsoft introduced, among many other things, an invaluable productivity improvement to its Office suite (Microsoft Office 2002 at the time), that would raise the industry standard for professionals involved with a job that requires frequent email correspondence with a large client base for many years to come. Microsoft named its new feature “Mail Merge” – a welcome addition to the Microsoft Word application, which would allow a user to take an entirely different approach to communicating across a broad client base.

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