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Email App that permits easy/mass additions to dist. groups?

Hi all; new here.

I desperately need a means of easily dumping email addresses into a distribution list or group, and I can't find the client or app that permits that (any more).

My typical issue: I'm a college professor, meaning I have new classrooms full of students every 4 months or so. The current Gmail norm requires me to add addresses to groups/labels one at a time by selecting addresses from a contact database or address book. Obviously, that's not practical for me. When a term starts, I have dozens of new students; I have a list of their addresses. They're not "contacts," per se; they're just a bunch of 20 year olds that I need to email stuff to for a few months. At until late last year, Gmail made this easy. I could create a Group, "add addresses," and simply cut-and-paste my list into a field. No longer.

In addition to Gmail, I've tried eM Client and Mailbird Lite. Help?


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This looks like what Thunderbird can do.

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In reply to: This looks like what Thunderbird can do.

R. ProffItt - thanks for the reply! Gave it a shot. Thunderbird is close, or closer.

It has a list management option where addresses can be entered manually, and thus cut/pasted; that's a step in the right direction. The downside? They can't be pasted into a single field (ie, separated by punctuation). They need to be entered one line at a time, where each line is actually a new field.

It saves me the hassle of making each student account a contact first, but it's still a hassle with dozens of new students every few months.

Any other thoughts?

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Thunderbird has some mass import method.

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Thanks much - looking into it as we speak....

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Well, there might be more to the method than I've discovered - and maybe some sophisticated workaround - but far as I can tell (and execute), this process imports lists of addresses into your Thunderbird address book. Creating a specific distribution list (like, say, "Basketweaving 101 - Fall Semester") still requires pulling those names out of my Thunderbird address book, piecemeal.

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Thunderbird calls that mailing lists.

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