Creating a contact Group in Outlook Express

  Jackcoms 09:40 09 Jun 2005

I have a list of approximately 60 e-mail addresses which are currently saved in a single column in an Excel spreadsheet.

I want to create a single new contact Group in OE and move or copy all of those addresses into that Group.

I haven't a clue how I can easily achieve this!

Can anybody help, please?

  GroupFC 10:33 09 Jun 2005

You could try having a play around with the import/export function in address book (back up your address book first in case it goes pear-shaped! - In address book go file>export>address book(.wab) and save it somewhere that you'll be able to find it again!):-

First save your excel file as a .csv file. Then using the import function in the address book you will be able to import these addresses and then create your group.

I have just had a quick play around and this does seem to work, but I can't seem to get the addresses to go straight into a group.

Unfortunately, I don't have much time at the moment, so will have a look later and see if I can come up with something better (unless of course, you have got enough info. here to steer you in the right direction!).

  Jeecie 11:37 09 Jun 2005

Hi... I found this in the Help section of the Outlook Express 6.0.... hope it helps!

You can send a message to a group of people by creating a mailing group (or "alias") containing their names. Then, you just type the group name in the To box when you send messages. You can create multiple groups, and contacts can belong to more than one group.

(1) In the Address Book, select the folder in which you want to create a group, click the NEW button on the toolbar, and then click NEW GROUP. The PROPERTIES dialog box opens.

(2) In the GROUP NAME box, type the name of the group.

(3) You can add people in several ways to the group—and in some cases to your address book as well.

- To add a person from your address book list, click SELECT MEMBERS, and then click a name from the address book list.

- To use a directory service, click SELECT MEMBERS, and then click the FIND button. Select a directory service from the drop-down list at the end of the text box. After finding and selecting an address, it is automatically added to your address book.

- To add a person directly to the group without adding the name to your address book, type the person's name and e-mail address in the lower half of the PROPERTIES dialog box, and then click ADD.

- To add a person to both the group and your address book, click NEW CONTACT and fill in the appropriate information.

(4) Repeat for each addition until your group is defined.

NOTE: To view a list of your groups separately from the address book listings, in the Address Book, click the VIEW menu, and then make sure that FOLDERS And GROUPS has a check mark beside it.

  Jackcoms 13:03 09 Jun 2005

Great. Worked first time.

Thanks for your help! :-)

  GroupFC 13:14 09 Jun 2005

Blimey - another one I've been able to help. My daily visits here are beginning to show results!

Glad you got it sorted.

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