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QUESTION: I have Microsoft Outlook as my e-mail program and I have a large list of contacts. I would like to group my contacts into subgroups. For example, I have a group of about 30 high school classmates that I would like in one group. Such grouping would make it far simpler for me to enter into the “To” box when sending an e-mail to them. I have similar contacts that I would like to put into subgroups. I would still wish to keep the entire single list so I can send an individual e‑mail.
PC CLUB: Group e-mail lists are a very handy feature and quite easy to implement. The term that’s used to describe this type of list in Outlook is a Distribution List. In Outlook Express it is simply called a Group. In the new Windows Live Mail program it is called a Category and in Windows Vista’s e-mail program, Windows Mail, it is called a Contact Group. Microsoft has changed the name with each version of it software, how rude is that? Read the rest of this entry »