How to Create Your Own E-mail Mailing List

How to Create Your Own E-mail Mailing List. By creating your own e-mail mailing list, you can send copies of a message to a large or small group of recipients. It's a handy way to keep in touch with family or work groups or to distribute a newsletter to people who share your interest in a particular topic.

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Collect the e-mail addresses of your recipients.

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Open your e-mail program and save these names as a group. Look for a function that is called something like Address Book, Contacts or Nicknames. Name the group and enter your recipients' e-mail addresses separated by commas or semicolons. Click Save. Note that many e-mail programs require that you enter all of the individual addresses to your Address Book before you can add them to a group.

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Open a new message and address it to yourself.

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Add the subject and body of the message.

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Put the group e-mail addresses in the field marked BCC (blind carbon copy). Your e-mail software should allow you to do this automatically from the Address Book or from the Nickname function. If it doesn't, copy the list and paste it in the BCC field of your message.

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Click Send. The original message will be sent to you, as you entered your own address in the To field.

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Each member of the group will receive a copy of the message.