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Creating Distribution Lists without using contacts

Snaganaga

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Nov 15, 2014
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I have multiple email addresses that I do not want to add to my contacts but I do want to make a distribution list. I tried making a group and dragging the email addresses into that group and it doesn't work.

Can anyone out there please help!?
 

ScoobyMcDoo

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AFAIK you cannot do what you want with apple mail.

You didn't give any context, but my guess is you have a group of people in possibly an organization who you want to send messages to periodically. If this is the case, you might give google groups a shot.
 
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NoBoMac

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A hack, could be confusing: send an e-mail to your distribution list by entering each e-mail address. Mail should remember that list in the Previous Recipients window/list/DB. Next time, should provide that option when addressing.

Huge downside, if you have multiple "lists" and you have overlap re: who is on which list, could be a pain to distinguish correct list.
 
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BrianBaughn

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You didn't say why you don't want to add those contacts to your own Contacts but I suspect you don't want to see them crowding your Contacts or showing up on all your devices.

I've got a similar situation and what I did was add them to a separate online account (syncing contacts only) which can be enabled/disabled as needed.
 
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NoBoMac

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...but I suspect you don't want to see them crowding your Contacts or showing up on all your devices.

Good idea re: separate account. But then again, can easily enable/disable viewing of Groups in Contacts, to lessen the clutter.
 
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HenryAZ

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Jan 9, 2010
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I have multiple email addresses that I do not want to add to my contacts but I do want to make a distribution list. I tried making a group and dragging the email addresses into that group and it doesn't work.

Can anyone out there please help!?
I ran across this workaround some time ago. Create a new message, populate the To: Cc: and Bcc: fields with your addresses, put a single character in the message body and Save As Stationary. Then, when you create a new message, show stationary and pick that one (it will be under Custom Stationaries).
 
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Snaganaga

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Nov 15, 2014
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Mt. Pleasant, SC
I ran across this workaround some time ago. Create a new message, populate the To: Cc: and Bcc: fields with your addresses, put a single character in the message body and Save As Stationary. Then, when you create a new message, show stationary and pick that one (it will be under Custom Stationaries).
Money! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
 
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