Some of my read­ers are famil­iar with my post on GMail Fold­ers that shows a workaround for the seem­ing­ly absent email fold­ers that abound in oth­er soft­ware.

I thought I would also post on how to cre­ate mail­ing lists (or mail­ing groups) in GMail. A mail­ing list is handy because you can spec­i­fy a list in your mes­sage and the mes­sage will be sent to all the con­tacts in the group.

Create your mailing list or group

  1. Open up each con­tact you want in the group and click “Edit con­tact infor­ma­tion”.
  2. Add the name of the group (e.g. “fam­i­ly”) in the “Notes” field and press “Save”.

Use your mailing list or group

  1. Go to your Con­tacts page and search for the name of your group. This should bring up all those with the group name in their notes.
  2. Click on the “All” link near the bot­tom of the page
  3. Click the “Com­pose” but­ton

Voilà! A new email with all the con­tacts in your group.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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