mail merge to email off 2003 fail

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February 9, 2009 at 16:27:06
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.188 GHz / 3326 MB
I know I'm not the first on here to have a "huh?" moment with this:

I am trying to do a mail merge to email between Word and Outlook on Office 2003 using a simple list of emails from an Excel file. All goes well, document builds, data source accepted, whole thing put together just fine.

Step 6 of the process is the merge to email. Apparently "Mail merge is ready to produce your e-mail messages" below which is the heading "Merge" then a link "Electronic Mail..."

I get to select which ones I want to send (all of them or I wouldn't have gone through this process) and then...


at all...

which is a shame because it worked last week and I've not made any config changes to the machine or the network or anything else that Office might barf over. Infact barfing would be nice - there's no error, nothing in the Event logs, just a big, fat, nothing.

I'm confused. Obviously from a programming perspective someone has put in code that catches all errors thrown and then just ignores them. It's kind of irrelevant. I know others have encountered this one before, other than sending each email by hand, or reinstalling Office, did anyone find a solution?


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February 10, 2009 at 12:15:17
Add the emails to the Outlook Contacts. Then start your Mail Merge from Outlook. That's the "proper" and "recommended" way.

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