Thunderbird email client has an efficient way to manage your address book and mailing lists. This article will shed on how to use the address book and how to create mailing lists.
What are mailing lists?
Mailing lists are simply the groups of contacts from the address book. There can be more than one mailing list. For instance, you can create a mailing list with the title “work” and then add all your work-related contacts. This way, you do not have to add all the recipients one by one when sending an email to the same people every time.
Note that there can also be more than one address book.
To access Thunderbird’s address books, click on the address book icon at the top. It opens in a new window. On the left pane, you can see all the different address books you have added and the mailing lists inside them, if there are any.
Here’s how to create a new mailing lists in Thunderbird:
- Click on “new list” at the top to open the dialog box
- Enter the details, such as the name for the list, any nickname you want to give, description, and also select the address book within which you want to add this list for.
- Type the email addresses that you want to keep in this list.
- Click “OK” to create the mailing list
- You can also drag a contact from the right side into the list on the left pane. You can also select multiple contacts and drag them into the desired list.
While composing a new message, you can select one of these mailing lists to add all the contacts from it as recipients. To do so, simply click f9 (or go to View -> and select ‘Contacts sidebar’) to display the address books and lists. Select the address book -> then the mailing list -> and then click either Add to To, Cc, or Bcc.