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How to split an address list

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How can I split an address list into two or more different lists in Thunderbird? I can't copy multiple email addresses from one list and paste them in another list, and I can't copy the entire list into a new location in the address list "tree". There should be a way to copy the list without having to retype each email address in the new list.

I need to split an address list so the recipient count is lower. My emails for an organization that I'm editor for are getting blocked or dumped by certain recipient email programs, and I'm suspecting that the recipient count is large enough to make the receiving email host think that the emails are spam.

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Contacts can be copied between address books by drag and drop, while holding the Ctrl key. Drag a selection of contacts in the source and drop them on the icon for the target in the left pane.

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An easy solution would be to create a new address book and then copy in the addresses you want.

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I'd love to do that, but nothing I try works to copy addresses from the old list to the new one. I can highlight them (select) but copy and paste are not available on the edit dropdowns or any other way that I've tried.

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Contacts can be copied between address books by drag and drop, while holding the Ctrl key. Drag a selection of contacts in the source and drop them on the icon for the target in the left pane.

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Sfhowes - Thanks for the answer. I think I tried everything except that method.

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