Addressing mail

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  1. marysville macrumors member

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    Upon a display of a new Mail form, there use to be an icon for accessing Contacts, now that no longer appears. With that old display one could go through Contacts clicking names to be added to the address in the new mail form.
    Now, is seems that the only way to send a group message is to click on a group in Contacts and all therein are added. But that is not what I need to do, my address spread around many Contact groups, but not all of any one group.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Click the little blue plus at the right of the To: field and you will get a dropdown where you can pick what addresses or groups you want. Is that what you are after?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. marysville thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, and yes it is.
    But, boy how much more inconvenient this is from the former way.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    You can also add the "Address" button to the new message window with a right-click and "Customize Toolbar". Not there by default.
     
  5. marysville thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but:

    I may be particulary dense today, but I cannot get the "head" icon to appear in the tool bar of the new message window.
    It does now appear in the main Mail Window, but as I said, not in the new message window.
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    First, open a "New Message" window.

    Then, right-click the tool bar of this window and "Customize Toolbar".
     
  7. marysville thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.
    But still does not work. Also, on a Mac there is no right-click, as far as I know.
    Also, now it seem the Icon of the head silhouette says it "sends the address of selected messages to my address book." It does not access the address book.
    I'm still lost.
     
  8. MacNewbie03 macrumors regular

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    You can right click by holding down the Control key and then clicking with your mouse.
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    If you ARE using a mouse, you can enable the right click in System Preferences>Mouse.

    You're missing out on a good many features of the Finder and other applications if you're not using the "right click".
     
  10. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    I am having a similar issue: not being able to add all of the addresses within a group to an email. Any thoughts?
     
  11. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    Mail / New message, click the "head" icon :

    [​IMG]

    to get this window :

    [​IMG]

    Within a group, select one address, then Cmd + a to select all, then click on the "To :" button.
     
  12. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    The "head" icon has been replaced with a blue + in Mavericks.
     
  13. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    It still exists on Mavericks, the above screenshot is on Mavericks...

    Right click, "Customize toolbar", add the head icon.

    See Post #6.
     
  14. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    That does not allow my to pick a group, just emails individually.
     
  15. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    You can select what you want within a group : a single address, or several addresses, or all (Cmd + a). Then click the "To : " button.

    Works flawlessly for me.

    I mean by using the head icon, not the blue "+" button.
     
  16. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    I don't seem to have that icon and it is not an option when I am in "customize toolbar".
     
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    Duhh, this Mac is on Yosemite. Sorry. The group addressing feature disappeared with the upgrade.
     
  19. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Try this : in a new message, in the "To :" field, type in the name of the group, hit Enter.

    (this works on Mavericks and is supposed to work on Yosemite).
     
  20. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    That worked! Thanks!
     
  21. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    OP wrote:
    [[ Also, on a Mac there is no right-click, as far as I know. ]]

    Macs have had "right clicks" for twenty years or more.

    Do you have a MacBook or do you use a mouse?

    On a MacBook, go to the Trackpad pane in System Preferences.
    Click "Point & Click".
    Be sure there is a checkmark in the "Secondary click" option
    Now LEFT-click directly under (drop down menu) and choose "Click in bottom right corner".
    The bottom right corner of your trackpad now activates right-click (as it SHOULD).


    For a Mac with a mouse, go to the Mouse pane in System Preferences.
    Make sure the "Primary mouse button" option had a dot in the "Left" radio button.
    If so, right-click is working. Try it.
     

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