Mail Merge from excel

Hi Experts,

I have a list of email address's in excel and I want to be able to send a generic email to all contacts.

I am assuming this is done using Mail Merge unless you can think of a better way of doing it.

I cant seem to understand how mail merge works.

so just to clarify this is what I am trying to achieve, the bit in bold is the part I don't know how to do in the process:

- receive email lead from 3rdparty with info on
- extract emails - using a macro in outlook which dumps them all into an excel spread sheet 2003
- take email list from excel spread sheet and sends a generic email to recipients.

please help!

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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
The mail merge would be done traditionally in a word processing or graphic design program, not from within Excel - although that could be done. Here is what I do.

Go to MS Word, (I am using 2010 edition, yours may be different) and click on the "mailings" tab, then "start mail merge" button. Then click "select recipients" (the next button over) and choose "use existing list" - and then find your Excel file in the dialog box. Excel is just used for the list, not the entire mail merge.

The steps are described further in this article:

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