Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An absolutely essential part of my Thunderbird installation. Straightforward to use, and extremely effective.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Not fancy, but very flexible for customizing fields. Using the CSV option saved me hours of work. Would like to see the email preview in other than HTML though.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would love to be able to use variables to insert files directly into the email body.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful plugin. We use it to send customized conference mail.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the best Add-ons in Thunderbird. I wish I had it also for Mail app from Apple.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am using it, and I think it has the best features for me, great to send to multiple users, and it's actually great from developer to keep it up to date.

Thank you so much for such a great extension that saves me a lot of time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for a GREAT Mail Merge add-on. I've used two other approaches in yours is far easier. Worked perfectly the first time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Way better than Microsoft mail merge and mailings. Works like a charm. Great job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great way to send emails to your mail list. Each address gets an individual email with only their address in the TO field. You can also insert variables (any field in your address book) like first name into the emails.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.6.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. Easy to use and very flexible. There are many ways to supply the source data for merge. eg address book, CSV file, spreadsheet, etc. Merge fields can be used in headers and message body. Works well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great application

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.4.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is SO much better than the Microsoft mail merge. Great job on this extension! Very easy to use, and flexible enough that it can do almost anything I can think of.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The new Version stops when one Mailadress causes an error - please fix!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to add my 'five stars worth'. Works like a charm without using .csv! Credit to Alexander Bergmann.

All the reviews here seem to be about overcoming difficulties encountered with .csv but I thought I would try the 'easy' way and it works fine if you just need to personalise by using first name or other fields that are available in TB address books - and, of course, protect the privacy of your recipients.

I expected to have to create a template for re-use in future mailings to my group but no - you can create a list in the TB address book and then send the mail to the list name. How cool is that?!

Of course, I want even more so who can tell me how easy it is to create custom fields in the TB address book?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.12.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.12.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using Mail Merge for quite a few years. It took some learning at the beginning, but I use it effortlessly and well now. My experience is all with CSV file as source, and "send now" without any other options, and the program works flawlessly. Love it. Couldn't live without it. Alex, why don't you have a "donate" button? Unless you're filthy rich, I'd like to improve your life a little as thanks for improving and simplifying mine!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, and thanks for showing me what I did wrong.

(I have updated my review in light of Alexander's clarification of an issue I had with conditional statements, and to help others avoid the mistake I made.)

In case anyone else has an issue with conditional statements not working as intended, you may have a syntax issue. Taking one of the If/Then/Else constructs as an example, say '{{var|$|if|then|else}}', let me explain;

Af first glance, you may think, as I did, that in order to make that statement work, you would simply substitute the parameters with your variables. Thus, you might write something like the following:

{{{{JobTitle}}|$|{{TestField}}|{{ThenField}}|{{ElseField}}}}

However, this is incorrect!! The right way to implement this would be to use (notice the lack of curly brackets around JobTitle):

{{JobTitle|$|{{TestField}}|{{ThenField}}|{{ElseField}}}}

The conditional syntax is actually an extension of how variables are represented, rather than a separate construct. So, to use the job title field in your email without conditions you would refer to it simply as {{JobTitle}}.

Note that you can use string literals, variables, or combinations of these, as the 'if', 'then', and 'else' parameters. It may also be possible to perform indirection on 'var' if you construct 'var' from variables and text, but I haven't tried this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.12.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I needed to send a simple e-mail to 50+ members to confirm their contact info. (Nothing fancy, no logic conditionals) The MailMerge extension worked perfectly once I conformed my source .csv file to the exact variable names supported by Thunderbird (no spaces, capitalization the same) , and the sequence it expects (i.e. followed the developer's instructions).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.12.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please, add to the description. When using on Windows with .CSV, then, after saving the .CSV, it's better to reopen it in a text editor and save it in UTF-8, and after that choose UTF-8 in the add-on's dialog window. Otherwise there may be some charset problems or even errors in sending emails.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.12.0).