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Importing addresses from Apple Mail

You can import email addresses from Apple Mail one at a time or in bulk. To import one at a time, just drag and drop the email address from Apple Mail into your address list. Here is a short video demonstrating how to do this.

Importing in Bulk

Please remember that opt-in permission is required from each of your recipients before you can email them using Direct Mail. Please be careful in choosing which email addresses to import from Apple Mail.

Direct Mail can import the following addresses from Apple Mail: from address, to address, cc address, bcc address, or email addresses found in the body of the message. Here's how:

  1. Choose Addresses > Import from the menu bar.
  2. Choose "Apple Mail" from the popup menu. If Apple Mail is not already open, it will be opened in the background.
  3. A list of your email accounts and mailboxes will be displayed. Select the mailboxes you want to import from.
  4. At the bottom of the window, check the addresses you'd like to import.
  5. Click Import

Apple Mail may be unresponsive while Direct Mail is in process of importing. Please wait for the import to complete before trying to use Apple Mail.

Importing from Gmail in macOS 10.9 Mavericks

There presently exists a bug in the version of Apple Mail that comes with macOS 10.9 Mavericks that prevents Direct Mail from importing email addresses from Gmail IMAP accounts. The bug has been reported to Apple and we await a fix from them.

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