How can I add an attachement to a mail merge for email?

Dana July 20, 2010
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I have figured out how to mail merge using Outlook, but the mass email I need to send out requires an attachment to go with it. Any ideas?

  1. Aibek
    July 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Dana,

    If you need to send an attachment with Mailmerge you should use a third party utlity for that. Outlook won't let you do this by default.

    See, http://www.outlook-tips.net/archives/2007/20070209.htm

  2. Oron Joffe
    July 22, 2010 at 11:10 am

    You haven't explained how you do the mailmerge, so it's difficult to comment, but if the attachment is not too sensitive, you can put it up on a file sharing website such as 2shared.com, and simply include the link for download in the message. This will also make the message smaller and speed up sending.

    • Aibek
      July 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      Hi 0ron here is ar the steps to Mailmerge in Outlook, http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/mailmerge.htm

      As far as I am aware there is no way to include the attachments using default Outlook function. It's possible with other third party utilities though.

      • Oron
        July 31, 2010 at 4:12 pm

        Aibek, you're right of course. In that case, the options are:
        1. Store the document separately and send a link to it (such as a URL or UNC).
        2. Use a third party tool as you describe below.
        3. Use a another tool for sending the message and handling the merging, such as Mail Chip (www.mailchimp.com)