Entering Email address into Outlook Express

  jz 22:12 04 Aug 05
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I know I can do this the normal way, but it's slow.

Is there instead a way to enter a long list of email addresses into the OE address book that's faster, eg into a table or a text file?

  VoG II 22:39 04 Aug 05

To create a group of contacts

You can create a single group name (or alias) to use when sending a message to several contacts at once. Simply create a group name and add individual contacts to the group. Then, just type the group name in the To box when you send e-mail.

In the Address Book, select the folder in which you want to create a group. Click New on the toolbar, and then click New Group.

The Properties dialog box opens. In the Group Name box, type the name of the group.

There are several ways to add people to the group:
To add a person from your Address Book list, click Select Members, and then click a name from the Address Book list.

To add a person directly to the group without adding the name to your Address Book, type the person's name and e-mail address in the lower half of the Properties dialog box, and then click Add.
To add a person to both the group and your Address Book, click New Contact and fill in the appropriate information.

To use a directory service, click Select Members, and then click Find. Select a directory service from the drop-down list at the end of the text box.

After finding and selecting an address, it is automatically added to your Address Book.
Repeat for each addition until your group is defined.

Note

To view a list of your groups separately from the Address Book listings, in the Address Book, on the View menu, make sure that Folders and Groups is selected.

You can create multiple groups, and contacts can belong to more than one group.

  lotvic 23:30 04 Aug 05

bookmarked for reference

  jz 22:39 06 Aug 05

Thanks VOG, but this doesn't sound like a quick method. I have a .txt files with email contacts, and I'd like to copy and paste into OE if that's possible. The help file describes the slow and painful method.

  Taff36 22:54 06 Aug 05

If they`re in CSV format open address book and go file import.

  jz 23:13 06 Aug 05

Thanks Taff36.

To see what the format is like, I added two addresses to the address book then did an Export. The only option it gave me was to save as a .wab file. Looking at this in Notepad, it was not plain text, so not CSV format. Import also only reads in .wab files, so I don't think that it will like CSV.

  Taff36 23:47 06 Aug 05

You miss the point. does the file have a .txt extension? does it contain names and e-mail addresses in the format:

name1,e-mail1,name2,e-mail2,name3, etc?

If so it`s a CSV format text file and it can be imported into OE.

  jz 01:04 07 Aug 05

Taff36: found it, menu item:
File - Import - Other Address Books
My text file wasn't quite in the format you suggested but was easy to convert. OE claimed that it had imported it, but when I looked in the Address Book, the new addresses weren't there.

  Taff36 01:11 07 Aug 05

So it`s sorted? Or does your last sentence give us another problem?

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