The tools listed on this page are used for sending mail to multiple recipients, including mail merge. The utilities can be used for sending newsletter and other bulk mail and many can be configured to slowly send messages if your ISP limits the number of messages you can send in a time period.
While Microsoft Outlook supports mail merge, it does not support merging attachments with the message. You'll need to either use one of the mail merge tools on this page (most support including attachments in the merged message) or use VBA.
I have Add attachments and set email fields during a mail merge to email, which adds attachments and sets other fields (like Importance) when the message is sent and Microsoft Word MVP Doug Robbins wrote the Mail Merge to E-mail with Attachments code sample using Word VBA to create a mail merge with attachments.
Additional pages of mail tools are listed under More Information.
Tools in the Spotlight
Easy Mail Merge for Outlook gives you the power to fully personalize email messages and quickly deliver individual emails to your contacts list, being the perfect solution for your mail merge needs, such as personalizing email newsletters, business announcements, marketing emails or any other emails that need to be customized and individually sent to a large number of people.
Generate individual messages to Outlook contacts from documents designed in Word or Publisher, including messages in GIF format with image maps. Allows you to add attachments and generate a custom subject for each message using merged data. Does not trigger Outlook security prompts.
Mass mail tool that expands Outlook distribution lists and sends an individual message to each member of the list. Can exclude certain names from the DL. Has some mail merge capability for inserting personalized text in the body of messages. Outlook 2000 or later.
Contact manager, integrated with Outlook for e-mail, calendar, task, and activity functions. Includes tracking of outgoing faxes, merge to HTML mail with attachments, ability to view ACT! contact databases in Outlook address book. Contact databases can be shared.
Manage your MailChimp lists from within Outlook. Subscribe Outlook Contacts to MailChimp lists. Synchronize Outlook Contacts with MailChimp lists * Easily see contacts who unsubscribe. Check if email addresses are on MailChimp lists. Subscribe and update email addresses as you read emails.
ContactMonkey brings advanced email tracking and Salesforce integration to Outlook. Use Mail Merge to track email campaigns by bringing all the tools you need to track your emails directly to your Inbox.
Create and send personalized individually addressed e-mail messages using an easy Wizard in Outlook - plain text, HTML or rich text. Your recipient list can be in Outlook, Exchange Global Address Lists, Excel or Access files. You can use Categories or Distribution Lists to keep mailing lists. You can even defer and batch send your emails to get around ISP restrictions. Outlook based solution for e-mail newsletters, business announcements and sales & marketing emails. Supports Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (32 and 64bit).
Mailing list manager for Outlook, using its own database. Can import/export via text file or grab addresses from messages in an Outlook folder. Handles subscriptions, removals and bounces. Does not trigger Outlook security prompts. Office XP or 2003.
Mail merge to email with support for attachments, pictures, and HTML hyperlinks. Messages are stored for later reuse. Does not trigger Outlook email security prompts.
Outlook Mail Merge Attachment supplies the mail merge process in Microsoft Office Word and Outlook with the functionality to add an attachment. The script is tested on Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007. (Free)
Email Merge Personalized Individually Addressed Invitations, Greetings and Sales Letters at the click of a button. Supports Outlook 2000,2002, 2003 and 2007, with or without Word as Editor.
The Sperry Software Send Individually Add-In for Outlook sends email newsletters and other marketing to each of your recipients with just their name in the To field, similar to mail merge. It allows attachments to be on the email and it supports sending from different From accounts. Now reads Excel files directly, including CSV files. It also allows for using a BCC function so you can work with 3rd party CRM systems and, you can specify a different file in each row of your Excel spreadsheet and the add-in will find that file and attach it to just that recipient's email.
Quickly send mass emails while retaining the individuality of each message. The specialized Outlook plugin button acts immediately to display only the individual receiver's name when they get their mail.
Bulk mail program that sends an individual message to each recipient. Can use Outlook data, as well as many other sources. Can attach up to 20 files, even to HTML-format messages, and use merge fields to build the message subject. Does not trigger the Outlook security prompts
- Content Control Tools
- Compression Tools
- Decoder Tools
- Distribution List Tools
- Fax Tools -- includes tools for scanning documents into Outlook items
- Junk Mail Tools
- Notification Tools
- Security Tools -- Some of these also provide message tracking.
- Signature Tools -- including random quotes
- Microsoft Outlook Message Form Samples -- more sample message forms
- OL2000: How to Broadcast Mail Using Outlook