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How to send a blast email?
« on: May 14, 2014, 03:33:53 PM »
Have a spreadsheet with approx 200 email addresses, is there a simple way to send them a blast email via outlook with an attachment like a mail merge in word?
(dont want to pay constant contact etc...)

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 03:37:02 PM »
Have a spreadsheet with approx 200 email addresses, is there a simple way to send them a blast email via outlook with an attachment like a mail merge in word?
(dont want to pay constant contact etc...)

Why not just put them in the "BCC" field? Thats what I do
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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 03:38:46 PM »
Why not just put them in the "BCC" field? Thats what I do
I guess I can do that, wont be addressed individually though...
How many addresses can you bcc at once?

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 03:40:16 PM »
I guess I can do that, wont be addressed individually though...
How many addresses can you bcc at once?

Yup. I do about 400. I always add two or three of fine just to make sure they go through
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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 03:42:47 PM »
Yes, prepare the email in Word (make sure it is linked to your Outlook account) and use the mail merge feature. (Mailings - Start Mail Merge - Email Messages). When you select recipients, choose existing list and use your spreadsheet. Make sure when you hit "finish and merge" you have the correct column selected with the appropriate data.

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 03:45:55 PM »
I think mailchimp is free up to 2,000 subscribers

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 04:06:35 PM »
I think mailchimp is free up to 2,000 subscribers
And very simple to use and you get to see reports of opens, clicks etc.

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 04:07:26 PM »
And very simple to use and you get to see reports of opens, clicks etc.
Yes and 90% of the emails go to people's spam folder

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 04:10:39 PM »
I believe cc has a free trial

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 04:19:15 PM »
Have a spreadsheet with approx 200 email addresses, is there a simple way to send them a blast email via outlook with an attachment like a mail merge in word?
(dont want to pay constant contact etc...)

Does Word not work together with outlook to do that? Mine does. Go to mailings, start mail merge, and select email messages

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2014, 04:24:55 PM »
90% of the emails go to people's spam folder
Mailchimp specifically or ConstantContact  too?

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2014, 04:26:54 PM »
Mailchimp specifically or ConstantContact  too?
I found Mailchimp to be the worst, but all third party senders don't work too well in this department...

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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 04:28:13 PM »
Yes and 90% of the emails go to people's spam folder

As it should.

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Re: How to send a blast email?
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Re: How to send a blast email?
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 04:39:32 PM »

Mailchimp specifically or ConstantContact  too?
I send thousands of emails with cc hardly any( if any) go to spam.