We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Email a group of contacts in Outlook.

1,800 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi, I am trying to email a group of contacts to somebody through Outlook but I have no idea how to do it.  When i go to export contacts, it makes me export every contact on the list.  Their is one group within there I need to send to somebody, but i can't seem to find a way to do it.  Any help would be highly appreciated.  
Comment
Watch Question

CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2008
Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
tropez9 said:
>>you'll have to add in each contact individually to your email

Nope.  Just select all of the contacts you want (as I mentioned above), right click, and away you go.

Commented:
I stand corrected, for some reason the first time I tried it, I didn't get the forward option.

Author

Commented:
OK, i appreciate all the help so far.  I didn't include this in the original question... I was able to export the contacts into a rich text document that says "distribution list" at the top and lists all the contacts name and email addresses.  Now is their a way to import that text document into a contact list without having to do it manually?  
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
Do you mean using a script?  You will have to import distribution list into contacts manually.

Author

Commented:
I'm not to sure what you mean "using a script."  I was assuming since outlook generated the text file with the contacts listed it would be able to import the list back in without a problem.  Does it definitely have to be manually imported?
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
Yes, I mean to import the list back into Outlook.  I thought you mean you had a domain and wanted a script to do all the import at once.

Make sure to save the exported list as CSV file, as most email services will be able to import CSV file into their address book.

Author

Commented:
Ok cool.  I think my problem was i didn't save it as a CSV file.  I will go give that a try right now.  

Author

Commented:
I may not have asked the question correctly.  I was trying to export a Distribution List, which is easy as going to attatch and selecting Item then selecting the distribution list.  
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
BillyHigdon,

With respect, three different Experts took the time to give you workable recommendations based
on the question you *did* ask.  IMHO, the right outcome is for you to select one or more posts
as the answer, as we did answer your question.  A Delete seems inappropriate here.

:)

Regards,

Patrick

Author

Commented:
who should i give the points to?  can i give them to everybody who answered?  
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
BillyHigdon said:
>>who should i give the points to?  can i give them to everybody who answered?  

At the risk of appearing self-serving, that's what I think would be fairest.

Cheers,

Patrick
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.