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Did You Know You Can Mail Merge with Email?

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Here is a idea that may be of value to you. Most of us know that you can use your contacts from Outlook or from some other address book to do a "mail-merge" with Word, where you create a bunch of letters with a different name at the top of each letter. This is really handy for mass mailing to your customers and friends by postal mail.

But, did you know that you can do the same thing with email? That's right, Outlook supports performing a mail merge with email, where the contacts you select can each be sent a personally addressed email message!  No more copying (or blind-copying) the same message to a huge list of friends. As a matter of fact, that's how you receive this Technology Minute. We take our list of subscribers and perform a mail merge inside of Outlook which generates an email to each of you, one recipient at a time, and places the emails in our Outbox, ready to be delivered at our next Send and Receive.

One benefit of sending individual emails: an email sent to exactly one person is much less likely to be screened out by anti-spam software than a message sent or blind-copied to a whole bunch of people. Also, if you write the message just right, your recipients may never know that you sent the exact same email to many, many other people - they will think you took the time to write just to them.

If you would like some help and handholding to learn how to do this, give us a call - we'll be happy to help you with it.

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