Add contacts from email into a group in Mail 5 / Address Book 6

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by benstanton, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I have an email with a bunch of address' I want to keep and add to a distribution group. I have created the group - but cannot find any obvious way of adding contacts to it.

    I know 99% i'm being dumb. A quick step-by-step would be great. Thanks in advance. As per the title, I am using mail 5 and address book 6 (I preferred the old one if i'm honest)

    (recently converted to mac...and NEVER going back)
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
  3. macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    Drag the contact(s) over to the group, it adds them but does not duplicate.

  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
    Thanks tigress, but that method doesn't work for me.

    I can drag people from the address book into a group, but not directly from an email. There must be a way of doing it other than trawling through my entire address book and adding them individually.

  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
    Can't anybody else replicate this issue?


  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    Add addresses in email to Group

    Bump this. I've been trying for ages to drag and drop a set of email addresses in an email into a group I've created in Address Book. What happened to the vaunted "intuitiveness" of Apple? Seems the only way to create a group is to go through every single name in the address book.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2014
    Create Mac Address Book Group from an email.

    Latest release of OSX 10.6.8:

    In Mail, select the email you want to use, and then click View->Message->Raw Source

    Select and copy the email address list into the clipboard.

    Copy this text into your favorite text editor.

    Add a new first line:
    Display Name,Primary Email,

    Then change all the ">" characters to new lines.
    Then change all the " <" sequences to ",".
    Save this to a file as "newgroup.csv" (or whatever).

    Open Address Book, create a new group and then select it.

    Click on File->Import and select your new file.

    The default selections on the next window worked fine for me.

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