While there is no mail merge function native to Gmail, it is possible to perform a mail merge using third party scripts and Google Drive’s spreadsheets. Lehigh has purchased a campus-wide license for a third party tool, Digital Inspirations Mail Merge for Gmail. An important caveat is that this third party script is not Lehigh-sponsored or controlled -- we have found that although the tool is stable and in use around campus, vendor support is limited. You can access the campus license for Digital Inspirations Mail Merge at software.lehigh.edu
- To use this tool you must allow the script access to portions of your Gmail account.
- For business-critical processes there are better enterprise tools in most cases. Contact the LTS Help Desk for assistance.
- ALWAYS test your mail merge before you send mail out to a large email list.
LTS offers this tool on a pilot basis and we provide "best effort" support. A number of departments are using it successfully, but isolated problems have occurred. The vendor support is minimal.