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To create a mailing list, click the Address icon from the column on the left side of the BlitzMail window to open the Address Book window. The Address Book window displays the names of your mailing lists.
To see (or edit) a personal list, select it and click the Open button (or double-click on the name of the list). To send a message to a group of people in a previously defined mailing list, enter the name of the list in the To: field of a Composing window. The message will be sent to everyone on the list. You can also use the Address Book to create nicknames, or aliases, for individuals whose names or addresses are difficult for you to remember. Whenever you want to send mail to that person, simply type the alias in the To: field of the Composing window. (This is especially useful if you frequently send mail to someone off campus; non-Dartmouth mailing addresses are sometimes complicated and difficult to type accurately.)
For example, if there are two Elizabeth Smiths on campus and you frequently send mail to one of them, you could enter the correct one, Elizabeth M. Smith, in a mailing list, and name the list "Liz." When you want to send her a message, you simply enter Liz in the To: field.
To create a new personal list or an alias:
Note: BlitzMail only checks people's names, not their e-mail addresses. If you have typed the wrong address (for example, for someone off campus), BlitzMail has no way of recognizing this error. It will simply attempt to send mail to that address. If a message is returned because the address was wrong, be sure to correct your mailing list once you have determined the correct address.
The BlitzMail Address Book window also displays group lists that have been established for the convenience of members of the groups listed.
Note: These mailing lists are not intended to be sources of names for unsolicited mailings. Do not use them for that purpose.
Several types of group lists can be established for an individual or group:
Establishing a group list may be preferable to creating a personal list: When a message is sent to a group list, the recipients see in the header of the message only the name of the group list, not all the names of the individuals who comprise that list. The third option described above ensures the maximum privacy for the names of members of a group mailing list.
Last Updated: 8/18/10