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Old 10-08-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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Just got new Email address and am wondering if there is an easier way to inform 500 people on my contacts list of the new email address. other than writing an email to each one..
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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When I changed mine I replied to each sender - those I wanted to continue receiving email from - of my new email address. The others I ignored. It took about a month and I had most converted. I then sent an email to the remainder of the contacts.

The alternative is to add an automated reply to your email that tells everyone what the new one is. The problem with this method is that those you no longer want to hear from will get the notice. It woud be like adding an "I'm out of the office" notice.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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The way I would do it would be to click all the people I wanted to know about a new email, using the BCC feature, and send a "one size fits all" note.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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Do that with 500 recipients and you'll not get anything to go through. Your ISP will treat it as spam and block it.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:37 AM
 
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For future reference the best way to solve email address problems is get your own domain you.com, you.name etc.... Cost you about $10 a year with email forawarding. You give everyone the you@you.com and you can have it forwarded to your ISP's address. When you change ISP's you just change the forwarding address.

Taking that a step further you can also have a few addresses all being forwarded to one address, the one you just give out to friends and family and another throw away one you would use for online signups etc. . When the throw away one starts getting buried with spam get rid of it....
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Do that with 500 recipients and you'll not get anything to go through. Your ISP will treat it as spam and block it.
Ah, so there is a number where they have some arbitrary limit before it is labeled spam? Of course, I've never sent that many notes, but I have sent a number of things to relatives, now and then.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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Ah, so there is a number where they have some arbitrary limit before it is labeled spam? Of course, I've never sent that many notes, but I have sent a number of things to relatives, now and then.
Yes, there is. I'm not sure what that number is, and I'm sure it varies depending on your ISP, but I do emailing for auctions about 4 times a year and if I send the entire list at one time it all bounces back with warnings. YMMV.
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