I followed the document in the URL below, for utilizing Microsoft Word's mail merge capabilities to send out a mass e-mail.
I had my e-mail addresses in a column of an Excel spreadsheet. That was my source file for the mail merge, though I did not really put any fields onto our boilerplate letter in Word. I just wanted to do a simple mass e-mail.
Some of the e-mail addresses in each cell of that column were separated by semicolons, while there was only one e-mail address in the other cells.
The mail merge process would not send out any e-mails where the cells had more than one e-mail address in them.
That's strange to me. You can send a manual e-mail in Outlook, as long as each e-mail address is separated by a semicolon. So, I don't understand why the mail merge would not do so.
I'm going to be sending out another similar mass e-mail, tomorrow. Am I better off simply copying the verbiage and formatting from my letter into an e-mail message manually and just copying and pasting the e-mail addresses from the column into the "To" ("Bcc") field?
I ask that question, because I did not see a way through the mail merge process of conducting an automated e-mail to multiple e-mail addresses, as I said.