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    Question In Email app: addressing to a group from my People contacts

    I have created a group from email addresses in the 'People' (contacts) app. When I open up the Email app (not Gmail) and start to type in a name, it looks from my list in Contacts and offers some choices. However, if I type the name of a Group, it doesn't show anything; in fact, it seems like there is no way of addressing an email to a group.

    Can anyone tell me how I might go about doing this?


    Regards, David.
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    Default Re: In Email app: addressing to a group from my People contacts

    hello david

    have you noticed there are 3 tabs in people. groups , all, favorites. when you click on groups do you see the group you created? i wonder where the group you dont see in the list is.
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    Default Re: In Email app: addressing to a group from my People contacts

    This is a known deficiency of emailing from Android: no built-in group email option. I use an app called Gmail Group Share, but as its name implies, it's only for Gmail. I use another app on my phone called Contacts GroupU, which I think is compatible with the Email app, but for some reason, it isn't compatible with the N7.

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    Default Re: In Email app: addressing to a group from my People contacts

    Thanks b.diddy. that is what I suspected. I'm finding these 'deficencies' a lot with this device and it's very frustrating. I guess I expect more from Google, that instead of messing with 'siri' type b.s. they would make apps that work better, instead of being barely passible. I wonder if they have a place where they take ideas or feedback? D.
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    Default Re: In Email app: addressing to a group from my People contacts

    I know you're talking about the stock Email app, but since this is a problem with the Gmail app as well, you could open Gmail, tap the menu button, and tap "Send feedback." Then give 'em hell! Well, politely, of course.
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    Default Re: In Email app: addressing to a group from my People contacts

    B. Diddy:

    I tried Gmail Group Share. It works -- on the default account.

    I keep all my contacts in my default account as this simplifies my life. I have well over 500 contacts. However, I often email from one of 5 others that I have depending on the purpose of my email. Gmail Group Share will allow me to select a group from another account -- if I have that group defined in THAT account. I cannot email from account B using a group that I have defined in account A.

    For me this is a deal breaker, though this may not be the case with many others. I have gone back to doing group emails only from my laptop.

    However, the app does what it says. AFAIK, it is the only one that will do this.

    Frank.
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    Default Re: In Email app: addressing to a group from my People contacts

    That's unfortunate. I'm not quite sure why Google hasn't built this function into mobile Gmail or Email yet.
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    Default Re: In Email app: addressing to a group from my People contacts

    B. Diddy:

    That's unfortunate. I'm not quite sure why Google hasn't built this function into mobile Gmail or Email yet.
    Yeah, really is unfortunate. But, like most things Android, I am sure that it will get resolved eventually, either through a third party app (there are others in development), or via GMail for Android itself.

    I did post feedback on the Android GMail app requesting the feature.

    Frank.
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