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.
A new face in the company is not just ‘fresh blood’, ambition-driven diligence, and some new jokes at lunchtime. A new employee is also a great deal of responsibility for his superiors and supervisors. Even if the vacancy requires a great deal of qualifications from the applicant, there is some learning to be done in order to get acquainted with the company’s specifics and policies. And in this case new employees still have a certain probation period during which they have to prove that they are capable of performing their tasks.
More than 1.1 billion people use Office. That’s 1 in 7 people on the planet. Microsoft Outlook is the go-to email client for business and a stunning number of users use it in everyday work. It is a very powerful email client, but sometimes this power is a shortcoming.
One such case is using Microsoft Outlook to send HTML-formatted newsletters or forms. “But Outlook allows me to create HTML-formatted messages using a lot of controls and styles,” you might say, and you would be 100% right. But as soon as you try to create an HTML message using special software and use the resulting HTML as a source for your message, you will be surprised: Outlook doesn’t allow you to use your own HTML source to build a message! “OK, but it is not a big problem” – you say, and again you may be right, because you can open the resulting HTML message using Internet Explorer and copy-n-paste the data through the clipboard into the Outlook message. Yes, this can be done, but there is a surprise waiting for you.
If you work in Microsoft Office and sometimes need to send out large, personalized mailings, you probably know that the basic package provides the essential means to achieve this task. The Mail Merge feature, introduced in Word 2002, has proven to be an invaluable tool for performing this type of business correspondence for a stupendous number of people.
Composing a personalized email in Outlook has always been one of the most effective and refined ways of conducting daily business with a large number of email recipients. This article will show you how to send personalized mail in Outlook using a couple of handy add-ins for the Microsoft Office suite.
Outlook’s personalized messages allow you to have a single task-specific email message or a text document which can be sent to any number of recipients and contain individual details in any field of the resulting message. This is called “personalized email message” or “personalized mass mailing” in Outlook’s context.
A basic example for sending personalized mass mail in Outlook would be any scenario involving a large number of known recipients who are going to receive roughly the same letter. Job-hunting candidates, corporate clientele, staff members, school reunion participants, marriage guests – all these people obviously have different first and last names, home addresses and other individual information.