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When importing exported file into address book works OK but Properties only displays AB name

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Have exported names and emails from an addressbook and imported into a new addressbook. When I select the new Addressbook all names and email addresses are displayed but when I select Properties only the name of the address book is displayed, ie cannot get the mailing list to display.

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Your screenshots do not have the names you refer to, so I cannot connect them with what you have said.

I will refer to your screenshots the first one (left), and second one (right).

I believe you are confusing address books with mail lists. I believe that you exported a mail list, then imported it as an address book. I have no idea why you did it, but lets move on from there.

The first screenshot shows you looking at an address book. Right-clicking it and choosing "Properties" will only show the name. This is not a mail list.

The second screenshot shows you looking at a mail list. Right-clicking it and choosing "Properties" will show the people in the mail list, and edit the list.

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Your screenshot shows that you have correctly displayed what it is that you want, so I'm confused.

If you want to see the properties (details/list of e-mails) of a Mailing List, right-click the name of the mailing list and choose Properties.

If you right-click on the address book name itself and choose Properties, it is supposed to show you just the address book name, and allow you to change it.

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Thank you for your response. My problem is: When I select my original Address book and right click Properties I get the pop up form shown in Capture Training Officers.jpg When I export this address book and import, when I select and right click I can only get the name - refer Capture Training Officers2.jpg. I cannot get the pop up form with the full list and hence cannot edit the list. Murray

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Your screenshots do not have the names you refer to, so I cannot connect them with what you have said.

I will refer to your screenshots the first one (left), and second one (right).

I believe you are confusing address books with mail lists. I believe that you exported a mail list, then imported it as an address book. I have no idea why you did it, but lets move on from there.

The first screenshot shows you looking at an address book. Right-clicking it and choosing "Properties" will only show the name. This is not a mail list.

The second screenshot shows you looking at a mail list. Right-clicking it and choosing "Properties" will show the people in the mail list, and edit the list.

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Hi Bruce I am trying to send a copy of my mail list (the second screen shot) to training officers in a number of our clubs so they can distribute emails to the same group of people plus any other people they would like to add to this list. I thought the way to do this was to "export" my mailing list and for them to "import" it. So I exported" the list and then tried "importing" it to check if this would work. As you say this creates an Address Book not a Mailing List

So can you please advise me how to send the mailing list bearing in mine not all recipients will be using Mozilla Murray

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In Thunderbird, you cannot import a mailing list. As Mailing lists are a sub set of an address book, the names must be in the address book before they can be in a Mailing list.

So if someone uses Thunderbird, they have to import to a new address book, then create a mailing list using those addresses.

Since your purpose is to provide the addresses to people who use different e-mail programs, the best thing to do is export your mailing list to both a vCard file (.vcf), and a .csv file.

Provide both files to the people, and they should be able to import one of them. It will be up to them to create a mailing list in their e-mail program that contains those addresses.

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Thanks Bruce. I appreciate your help. Murray