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

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    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)

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

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    Anybody?

    Cheers
     
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    tigres

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    Drag the contact(s) over to the group, it adds them but does not duplicate.

    Cheers:)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't anybody else replicate this issue?

    Thanks

    ben
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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.
    Tomás
     

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