How to send a Gmail to multiple recipients?
February 14, 2010 6:20 PM Subscribe
Asking for a friend: Once every few months, my friend needs to send a mass email to a bunch of folks who have emailed her. She uses Gmail. Because she has never emailed these people before, they do not "pop up" automagically as contacts when she types their name, and there are far too many to make this a practical solution anyway. Any ideas?
posted by theantikitty to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We thought about trying to use groups in some way, but there doesn't seem to be any easy way to click on each email and add people to a particular sub-group. In other words, she needs to keep them as a distinct group that is separate from her usual contacts. She doesn't email the same people every time this happens (or even the same person two times in a row, in most cases) so building and maintaining a group that she would use each month isn't really practical.
Ideally, there would be some way to check the relevant emails from the inbox and build a list of emails. Right now, she's copying and pasting each email into a Word document manually, and it takes her a couple hours each time. Even if she had to go into each email and do one quick action to build a list, that would probably be better! I poked around the help files, googled, searched here, and I can't come up with anything. Greasemonkey or Firefox solutions would be welcome.
FYI: This isn't a spam/unwelcome email. These people are expecting and waiting for a response from her.