Access mailing list to Outlook for batch (list) send
Posted on 2002-06-16
I hope this is a stupidly simple question. But it's necessary, because, as usual, Microsoft's docs tell you all about a process except how to do it.
I want to send a batch email (content*1; addresses*n) to Outlook, using a list of addresses created in Access 97. (Since this is a 1-time effort, it makes no difference if text is created in Access or in Outlook.)
I can do it for one addressee. Is batching as simple as just creating one horrendous string of all the eaddresses, with commas in between? Is there a length limit?
OR: What's the format of the "personal list" MS' documentation talks about, and where does it go? Is it a (by what) delimited list? or xml (what tags?) Do names have to pre-exist in Outlook's phone book? I'm hoping I can just create the address file (I don't need any other info there, so 1 column is fine), tell Outlook to send to the filename and compose. How DO I tell Outlook to send to "the filename"?
Are there any gotchas in the fact that this might be created on a Win98 machine and sent from a Win2000 machine?
If it's not as simple as hoped, as for more points!