If someone wants to group up certain contacts and send emails to a group of people.
Prerequisites: Mac shortcuts basics
Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus
Estimated Time: 10 minutes
Expected Outcome: Group is created and a message can be sent to all of them.
Tools Required: Internet, Mac
Steps to Perform
- Go to contacts either on the dock or through finder.
- Under all contacts click on the plus sign under a contact.
- From here you can create a new contact, or create a new group of contacts.
- When hitting new group name it immediately as there is no way to rename it later.
- If a group needs to be deleted simply click on the group and hit the delete key on the keyboard.
- Now go to the contact you want to add and use the shortcut “Command + C”, to copy the contact.
- Click on the group folder and use the shortcut “Command + V”, to paste the contact into the group.
- Note that you can also right-click/2-finger click and select the option itself for steps 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, and 13 but using the "control" hotkeys are easier.
- If you would like the contact to be in the group and still under all contacts or under multiple groups you must do the following.
- Click on the contact and use the shortcut “Command + C”, then use the shortcut “Command + V”. If done correctly, there should be two of the same contact.
- Use the shortcut “Command + X” to cut the contact which should remove the extra contact.
- Click on the other group or all contacts and use the shortcut “Command + V” to paste the contact.
- Control + click the group and you will be able to send an email to the entire group.
- Now when writing an email you will be able to simply type in the name of the group and it will automatically fill all members of that group.