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Email a list of addresses from an Excel spreadsheet using Thunderbird

If you have a spreadsheet that contains a column of email addresses, Thunderbird lets you email that group of people simply by pasting the column of addresses into the "To:" field in a Composition window. You do not need to make an email list first if you don't need one.

Follow these instructions to email the addresses. Do NOT use this technique when the only data you have is 4- or 6-digit Lehigh IDs, first create full email addresses, then come back here for email instructions.

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Select the column of email addresses from your file, right-click and Copy. BE SURE THE ADDRESS IS A COMPLETE ADDRESS in the form UserID@someplace.xxx. There can be no blank or incomplete cells, or sending of your message will fail.

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In a Composition window, right-click in the To: field and click Paste. Note: Use the Bcc: field if you prefer to conceal the identities of recipients from one other.

Press ENTER.

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When you press ENTER, notice each email address will appear on its own line. This is an important step, as sending a message with too many addresses in the first row may fail.

Click Send.

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For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu