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    transfer distribution lists - Outlook to Entourage
    I am a very recent switcher (PC to Mac). I have not yet found a way to transfer Outlook distribution lists to Entourage. As a musician these lists are critical in announcing gigs, projects, etc. Anybody know a good (cheap) program to accomplish this?
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    Steve

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    I'm in the same boat with DLs in Outlook to Address Book... as far as I've been able to tell, I will have to recreate the DLs in Address Book.

    I tried going the Thunderbird route and exporting the contacts as a .ldif file, but DLs don't carry over. Forwarding the entries as vcards works until I get them in Mail -- at which point they get saved as one, single "winmail.dat" file.

    Any takes on how to get those lists back [for Address Book]?

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    Do you want to send messages to a group, so that each person gets the message with only them in to to field, so that each recipient doesn't see every other email address in the list?

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    I've historically put the addresses in the To: field, but the Bcc: field is possible, too.

    What I'm getting at is this: suppose my address book is 500 entires. Of these 500, 50 are for college graduates the same year as me. I want to email these 50 people without having to manually add fifty names every time I want to email them... I want them in a group whose name I can input either in To: or Bcc:.

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    In entourage you can create a group for those 50 contacts

    You can then use a script for entourage called Separate BCC Messages

    http://mac.wareseeker.com/Utilities/...1.3.zip/328041

    That way each individual will get a personal message withouf seeing all the other addresses

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    Oh, I see what you're saying now... I hadn't realized that it'd be possible to email each contact essentially "individually."

    Is the group thing possible in Address Book without having to do it manually? Certainly if all 50 are "@domain.com" I can create a smart group... what if they're not? (i.e. are groups/lists exportable from Outlook in any form?)

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    That script literally creates 50 (or how ever many is in your group) separate messages, but does it from one message.

    I used to use it to send out to 200 club members, as sometimes mass BCC mailings get caught up in spam filters

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