Create Contact groups in FastMail

Contact groups allow you to organise related people in your address book. These groups can then be used in a few places to make managing your mail and events easier. A contact can belong to more than one group.

To create a contact group

  1. Open Settings → Contacts.
  2. Give the group a name.
  3. Click Create Group.

You will now see the group when you go to the Address Book.

Manage contacts in a group

Contacts can be added and removed from a group in the Address Book.

  • To add: Search or select one or more contacts from a contact list (either all contacts, or from a search, or from another group), select Groups from the action bar and select the group you want to add your set of contacts to.
  • To remove: As for adding, but de-select the group you want to remove the contacts from. Do not use the Delete button: this will delete the contact from your address book.

When groups can be used

Email a group

When composing a new email, instead of sending it to a contact, you can send it to a group. Type the group's name in the To, CC or BCC field and it will insert all contacts in the group.

Invite a group to a calendar event

When creating or editing a Calendar event, you can invite attendees by group. Doing so adds each contact individually and will email them an invitation.

Use a group in a distribution list alias

Mails to a distribution list alias must be sent to a group.