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    Capt Arty.
    Im no whizzo on an ipad or similar but to use Mailshot was simple. Your alternative is very time consuming and totally unnecessary.
    the problem i have with Mailshot is the Outlook and Ipad no longer Sync groups or distribution lists. A HUGE step backwards when the OE versions (which were before the recent Outlook) would sync groups and using Mailshot was then a walk in the park and an excellent app.
    i still have it on my ipad2 hoping one day ipad / Outlook will get their act together and allow syncing again with outlook

    Algy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brysowg View Post
    Your iPad will easily send to multiple email addresses - but the interface allows only ONE email to be added to the send line at a time. I have figured out a way to put a GROUP list in the iPad contact program.

    First off be aware that I am using GMAIL with the mail program. also note that I am NOT using any other applications other than came with the iPad. So I am using apple mail AND apple CONTACTS. You will also need to use apple NOTES to implement this technique.

    My group technique:

    Go to apple MAIL and send yourself a email to your iPad and on the cc line add ALL of the contacts in your address book. Since this is just to get the addresses all lined up correctly for you - you may just say HI to everyone and tell them you are setting up your iPad mail.

    When the mail message comes back To your iPad it contains ALL of the addresses you are interested in GROUPING. Now follow this closely. NEXT FOWARD THIS MESSAGE to your iPad mail.

    When it comes back as a forwarded message YOU WILL SEE THE EXPANDED EMAIL ADDRESSES in the body of the text.

    Next COPY THESE EXPANDED EMAIL ADDRESSES and paste them in your notepad. NOTE - when you go to copy them make sure you get the magnifying glass and not the contact copy. To do this just put your finger over text before or after the addresses. Once the magnifier comes up use SELECT and drag the nibs over the entire collection of addresses. Then copy these into a temporary page in apple NOTES.

    Go to apple NOTES and edit cleanly those addresses you want as a group. Then SELECT those addresses and COPY. The only reason I put them in NOTES is to facilitate easy editing of the addresses.

    Next got to CONTACTS and create a new contact called - ALL FAMILY or ALL PRIVATE or ALL SCHOOL... You get the picture. Under the email for ALL FAMILY you will be copying JUST THOSE EMAIL ADDRESSES that you want grouped as FAMILY. When finished select DONE.

    Next check it out and when you want to send a Email to your family use ALL FAMILY and it will Indeed be sent to everyone in your family.

    I left the addresses in NOTES and cut and pasted several GROUPS and made a number of them in CONTACTS. It should save you time. It works really slick...

    I hope you will find this useful...

    First, I want to thank you for this.

    If I ever decide to go through this convoluted exercise I'm sure I will find it useful in the end.

    Thank you.

    I love my iPad. BUT, I Cannot believe at this point in order to send a group email we have to do something as complex and ridiculous as this. Sending a group email on an android phone three or four versions of the software ago, Was (and I'm sure still is) a very very simple single button operation. Choose a group, choose the type of message you want to send (text or email) and away you go. Very very simple, and I am absolutely shocked That I still cannot do this on any of my Apple devices. Like I said I love all of my Apple stuff, All working in concert, syncing flawlessly with one another etc. But like I said, I really really can't believe that sending group messages requires such a ridiculously convoluted solution.

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    Schreibs, you are 100% correct, it is Apple's screw up by not including group mail.. BUT...Think about how much more money Apple is making by not having included it....The commission or cut on everyone who buys Mailshot...You are not telling me that Apple collects the money and doesn't take out a commission of sorts. I am not a Geek when it comes to the iPad and what was very frustrating when using the App Mailshot was the button "Update". There was no explanation for its purpose and when I clicked on it all the names and addresses in my address book went into each separate group that I had created. Then I found some names were not in the groups when I started all over again. I just gave up, glad you love it. Have a wonderful day.

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    Capt Arty and Others,

    I don't believe the problem rests with Mailshot, like i said when i used it with O/Express id was simple and A1 app. I wrote a detailed 'how to' back on this thread that worked perfectly and was simply to update. The problem (as I see it) is getting the groups in group format from your main computer to the ipad. Once you have the groups or email lists on the contacts within ipad it is a walk in the park and just a few clicks to put them as groups neatly on Mailshot for email sending.
    so i think it a little incorrect or unfair to point anyway towards Mailshot for the incompetence of ipad when it comes to being able to import a simple email group list.
    if you have the groups sitting neatly on your main computer and you want to import them as the same groups onto Contacts on your ipad it seems impossible. THAT is the problem. On OE it could be done but for some odd reason later editions (outlook etc) the ipad doesn't do it, so its not like the technology isn't there, it is and indeed was able. If you can import onto the ipad contacts the emails as they are in groups on your main computer the rest is simple. At the moment when you sync ipad contacts with your main computer it imports all as a simple bundle of email addresses.

    This is a major headache and only ipad / outlook & others can sort that part out. (unless someone else can figure out how to overcome the obstacle?)

    Have a great Day Guys

    Algy

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    One additional problem I had was if the same name and email address was listed in another group I could figure out how to have the same person in multiple groups. I could not get rid of the message telling me that those names in red were in another group. END OF REPORT...NO MORE DISCUSSION. THANKS

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    This is probably going to confuse everyone. While reading many of the threads, I went and opened my Contacts. Ironically I have a red bookmark on the left labeled Groups. I tapped on it and it showed me all of my groups created. After looking more closely at the list I created those groups on my MacBook over a year ago. I am assuming it synced with the mini and that the rest is history. I am much faster at creating a group on the MacBook than I am yet on the mini. Just an FYI. Btw I just went and double checked if I can access the groups from creating a new email. Yes, I tapped on the + and the option appeared.

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    Hi thanks for this but can you tell me how do I edit the group once it is there in contacts on the iPad.
    I have created a group but I want to delete a couple of them and when I press edit I can't get the lot up ?.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisae0 View Post
    Hi thanks for this but can you tell me how do I edit the group once it is there in contacts on the iPad.
    I have created a group but I want to delete a couple of them and when I press edit I can't get the lot up ?.
    Thanks
    Hi

    i'm not entirely sure if this was a MailShot question, but people do occasionally ask us this, so here goes...
    1. To change a group in Mailshot, just tap on the group name to change it (don't tap "edit" on that page -that is used to change the group name or position)
    2. Add a new contact, or if you have changed an email address in your address book, tap the contact's name and select the address you now wish to use.
    3. Tap "update" when you've finished making your changes.

    If this does not answer your question, drop me a line on support@solubleapps.com.


    A few useful tips for anyone passing by that is using MailShot or MailShot Pro:

    Write your email first, then add the group. (This avoids an occasional bug in Mail that can alter a group if you switch apps)

    Always address your emails to MailShot groups by tapping the blue "+" button in the "to:", "cc:" or "bcc:" lines of your email, and selecting it from your contact list. Don't type the group name directly in the address line. (This ensures that your device gives you the latest version of your group.)

    if you need any further help, please drop us a line from the "Support" button in MailShot. We are always happy to help.
    Peter Johnson
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    Or copy & paste your message to 'Groups' app in iPad after selecting all contacts in a group. Just tried and it worked. God bless us all! : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ardi911 View Post
    Dude I've got the exact problem ! Single contacts appear instantly, but seems there has never been any Groups created in your address book! It's drivin' me crazy ... Haven't you found any solution yet ?
    Download U contacts it is.fabulous


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