MAIL: best way to notify many people of my e-mail address change?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DHart, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. DHart macrumors 6502

    DHart

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    I did something very stupid and changed an e-mail account setting on my Comcast account which permanently ended (without forwarding!) my primary e-mail address which hundreds of miscellaneous contacts used to reach me personally and for business. Bad mistake. A lot of work for me now.

    Anyway, I'm calmed down now and want some advice on the best method to reply to a ton of different e-mails that I have in various Mail in-boxes, notifying them of the "new" e-mail address. Never done this before... is there a slick way to send a change of address e-mail message as replies to a whole lot of different e-mails that I have in numerous inboxes? None of these contacts are in AddressBook, I just have e-mail messages from them all filed in different Mailbox folders. I'm sure Apple has a slick technique to do this, but I don't know what it is.

    Any advice you can offer to make this smoother and easier will be much appreciated!

    I'm using Mail 3.2 in Leopard on a new MacBook. Thank you.
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    I think your best bet is to check with Comcast and see if they can reactivate the old account, or at least have it forward. Can't think of a reason they wouldn't do that. They're certainly not going to reassign that address right away. At least I would hope not.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I think comcast can forward the e-mail. they should. E-mail addresses should be treated like mailing addresses since now many of us get our bills e-mailed to us.
    Otherwise if you had access I would be some sort of auto response on it to advise people of the pending change, but I see it is too late for that.
     
  4. DHart thread starter macrumors 6502

    DHart

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    I've asked to get my old e-mail address back, but am told it's possible that it cannot be retrieved.

    Doesn't anyone here know how to send out bulk replies?
     
  5. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    Not from email that's already in your client, no. You might try versiontracker for a program that can extract all the email addresses from those messages, then send out a bulk email to them all. But be careful how many you send at a time, or it could get tagged as spam or blocked after a certain number.
     

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