Many times, you might want to send an email to multiple people at once. Like Gmail, you can create an email list to select multiple contacts at once and send emails in bulk using Outlook.com. Microsoft allows users to do that via People.
Let’s assume that you and your friends are working on a project, and you need to send emails frequently to your friends regarding the progress. You have two options. First, you can select the contacts manually one after one. Second, you can create an email list that will make things more comfortable.
If there is a requirement of only one or two mails, you can use the first method. However, if you need to send ten or fifteen emails to different sets of people, the latter method is recommended – Create a list so that you can save some valuable time.
For this, you can use People, which is a free service provided by Microsoft. Like Google Contacts, it allows you to save contacts and synchronize them across devices. If you have saved an email address in People, you can add it to the list.
Create email list to select multiple contacts at once in Outlook.com
To create an email list in Outlook, follow these steps-
- Open People
- Create a list of contacts
- Select the list while sending email from Outlook
At first, open the People website and sign in to your Microsoft account where you saved all contacts, or you want to save now. If you have not saved them yet, you need to click the New contact button and follow the screen instructions.
If the desired contacts are already saved, click the down arrow icon visible next to the New contact button and select the New contact list option.
Now, you need to name the list, type all email addresses in the Add email addresses box, write down a description, and click the Create button.
Once you are done with the list, open Outlook.com and compose a message.
In the To section, you need to write down the name of the list instead of an email address or contact name. While typing, the list should appear in the search result, and you need to select it from there. Now, you can edit the email as you wish and send it.
If the contact list does not appear in Outlook.com due to any reason, you can open the list in the official website of People and click on the Send email button.
A popup window should appear where you can write down your email.
For your information, if you have connected the Gmail account with Outlook.com, you can select an email address from Google Contacts as well.
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