How to Make a Mailing List in Gmail
Creating the List
Step 1 – Log in and click the “Gmail” drop down on the top left.
Step 2 – Select “Contacts” which will open a new window. There you will find your entire contact list on the right and a menu of options on the left (here is where you will find the option to “Go to the old version.”).
Step 3 – Click on the “Labels” drop down.
Step 4 – Click on “Create label” which will open a small input box.
Step 5 – Type in your new group-specific name.
Once you click “OK” you will see your new group under “Labels,” with the option to create another label.
Adding Contacts to Your Gmail Mailing List
You can always add members to this group by adding the label directly to their contact.
Start by clicking on your chosen contact.
Then click on the “Manage Labels” icon and choose the appropriate label from the dropdown menu.
A pop-up will appear confirming that the contact has been added.
Using the Gmail Mailing List
Your group is now created, you’ve added your contacts and you are ready to start broadcasting emails.When you click on the “Marketing Department” label, all associated contacts will appear along with this navigation bar at the top.
You will notice that the address of all members within the group will be populated in the “To:” field.From here you would follow the standard procedure by adding your subject, message content and any attachments. Hit “Send” and you are done.Know that you know how to make a mailing list in Gmail, the process is simple enough to repeat, allowing you to create separate groups for all your needs.
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Michael Guta is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends focusing on business systems, gadgets and other small business news. He has a background in information and communications technology coordination.
May 26, 2017 at 4:17 pm
Thank you, Michael. The Label feature is useful to know, though when I go to Contacts in my gmails accounts, a different (old) setup appears that has groups, not labels. Do you know how to change this to the Google Contact screen you show, and is there a way to create and send the email without all the email addresses being visible to everyone (aside from putting in your email address in the To field and BCing everyone?