How to Make a Mailing List in Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird mail makes it extremely easy to manage your desktop based e-mail and your contacts. One of the options you have in managing your contacts is to create an email lists or a group and add contacts to that group. If you send emails to the same contacts during the day, selecting them individually is annoying. Here’s how to create email groups in Mozilla Thunderbird.The following steps will show you how to access your contacts, create a group, add contacts to the group and send a message to all members of the group.

Steps to Manage Email List

  • Open the Thunderbird email client program. Find the “Mail” toolbar.
  • Click on the “Address Book.” Select “New List” from the toolbar. It opens a “Mailing List” dialog box.
  • Choose which address book you want to add the new address to from the drop down menu on the dialog box. You may only have one address book set up, or you may have multiple address books.
  • Add information in the appropriate fields. You need a list name, a list nickname, a list description and all the email addresses you wish to include in your mailing list. When you finish, click “OK.” The “Mailing List” dialog box closes.
  • Create a separate mailing list for those recipients who wish to remain anonymous. Repeat the above steps for those email addresses. Send their emails as blind carbon copies (BCC) when you use your mailing list.
  • Edit names in your mailing list by adding or removing names and addresses. Click on the name in the address book. Drag and drop the name into the mailing list.
  • Click “OK” to save the mailing list.
  • Click Compose Mail and type the name of the group into the To: box. Once you hit send, every address in the group will receive your e-mail.

If you need to send same emails to several people, creating Contact Groups is a great way to save time by not entering them individually. If you work in for a large company, creating Contact Groups by department is compulsory!