Friday, February 10, 2012

Mail Merge

Mail merge is one of those things that we would all like to do from time to time, send a personalized email to a list.  Most people are familiar with mail merge in Microsoft Word, but due to a quirk in the way Word implements Simple MAPI and a deficiency in Thunderbird, it just does not work.

The answer is simply,
either use another word processor like  LibreOffice Libre Office sends it's own mail merges without any reference to a mail program at all.  It also quite happily uses the Thunderbird address book to address the mail and is my prefered method of mail merging..


Install the Mail Merge add-on for Thunderbird and do it all from Thunderbird,


  1. I have an issue with my mail I have two computers with Thunderbird mail and when I delete a e-mail on one it still is on the other. When I delete from one I want it to delete from the other. Is there any hope.

    1. There is if you use IMAP mail accounts. POP mail accounts can not do this.