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
- Open Settings → Contacts.
- Give the group a name.
- 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
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.