Create Contact Groups

Groups are also your personal mailing lists


About contact groups

You can use contact groups to organize your contacts and as personal mailing lists—to send email messages or meeting invitations to groups of people you contact frequently, without having to enter each of their email addresses individually.


Create a contact group

You can create a contact group in your Contacts Manager. Or, when composing an email message or creating a meeting invitation, you can quickly create a new contact group using the contacts picker.

To create a contact group using your Contacts Manager:

1. Open your Contacts Manager. (For details, see the guide "Contacts Basics").

2. Click New Group on the left.

3. Enter the name of the group in the prompt that appears, and then click OK.

4. Select the checkbox for one or more contacts from your My Contacts, Most Contacted, or Other Contacts groups. For example:

5. From the Groups menu, select the group you just created.

Note: Alternatively, you can first select contacts from your existing groups, and then click the Groups > Create new.

To create a contact group using the contacts picker:

1. While composing an email message, open the contacts picker by clicking the To: link.

The contacts picker appears:

2. In the Search contacts box, start typing the name of a contact you want to add to the group. Then click the name to add it to the list below. Add more contacts, as needed.

3. When you are finished, click Save as Group.

4. Enter the name of the group, and click OK. For example:

5. To add the group to your email message, click Done.

To remove members from a contact group:

1. Open your Contacts Manager. (For details, see the guide "Contacts Basics").

2. From your list of contact groups under My contacts, select the group from which you want to remove members

3. Select the members of the group that you want to remove.

4. From the Groups menu, select the group from which you want to remove the members.


Use your contact groups as mailing lists

To save time when sending an email message or meeting invitation, use your contact groups.

To send a message or meeting invitation to all the members of a group:

Do one of the following:

To send a message to selected members of a group:

1. While composing an email message, open the contacts picker by clicking the To: link.

2. Select the group in the drop-down list in the contacts picker:

3. Select the contacts to whom you want to send the invitation. For example:

Or, to send it to all contacts in the group, click Select all: