I need to periodically send similar emails with Gmail. The same recipient(s), the same subject line, modify body manually before sending. Example: monthly update.

"Canned responses" are almost doing what I want, but they are not saving the recipient.

Is this feature available in Gmail or is there extension allowing for this? I can probably create "bookmarklet" (JavaScript + mailto), but this looks like too "hacky" solution for what looks like simple core feature.

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    – ale
    Commented Mar 21, 2017 at 15:36

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This feature is available in Google Chrome extension Deskun. You can save the sender, also add CC, BCC in the template.


If you have a message to send to many people via email that you want personalized for each recipient, use mail merge. You can create a batch of personalized email messages that are formatted identically and use the same text and graphics. Only specific sections of the email message vary and are personalized. Mail merge—unlike broadcasting a message to a group of people—makes each recipient of the message the sole recipient.

you should read this - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-mail-merge-to-send-bulk-email-messages-0f123521-20ce-4aa8-8b62-ac211dedefa4

also this might help - http://www.boomeranggmail.com/l/how-to-send-recurring-emails.html


I would suggest SendGrid.

It's a website made to send emails to hundreds of people but it would work for you as for a newsletter

If you have a student email address you can get more than 500 emails per month (I don't remember the numbers)

I have an account on there but I haven't used it yet.

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