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I would jump on the support blogs for Thunderbird then. It sounds like a bug. I maintain the mailing list for my wife's restaurant and send out occasional blast emails with Thunderbird with no problem, with three groups of more than 100 each. (I have a very understanding email provider -- me!, well Larry too but I'm certain he does not really care....)

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/9/2011 10:48 AM, Jerry C. Adams wrote:

I'm on 6.0 as of last weekend.

I don't synchronize the list with any other sources. It's pretty much a
simple means of informing old classmates of events, such as picnics,
reunions, and (sadly) deaths.

I didn't think there was a limit on the number of contacts per group. The
method I use (don't know if there's another way or not) is to bring up the
address book and simply drag and drop a contact into the group. Fortunately
I check the group to make sure that it got added because, while TBird
doesn't, as I said, exhibit any indication that it didn't make the link, the
contact sometimes isn't there.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
I used to smoke, but I switched to chewing gum. Boy, is it hard to keep
A&K Wholesale
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2011 9:43 AM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Thunderbird Group Limitation?


The answer to your question is, no there is not a limit on how many
(certainly more than 50) contacts can be in a group. My first thought
is to be sure you are running a more current copy of Thunderbird, at
least 5.0, that's what I use. Thunderbird 6.0 does not support the
current version of Lightning, the calendar plug in.

If you are synchronizing your contacts with another source, such as
Google Mail, then the synchronization program may be the problem because
the update on the other end does not work. I have had that happen
several times.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/9/2011 9:30 AM, Bob Crothers wrote:
> Jerry,
> I run several groups with differing levels of activity, all using Google
> Groups:http://groups.google.com/
> It is easy and it's free! Not suitable for Midrange.com, but for a list
> a couple hundred it is great!
> Bob Crothers
> www.BJsBariatrics.Com
> ------------------------------------------
> "The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we
> miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
> - Michelangelo
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Jerry C. Adams<midrange@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > I maintain a mailing list for my old high school class in Thunderbird.
>> > ISP considers any email with> fifty [50] CC: and BCC: entries to be
>> > so
>> > I broke the list down into several groups.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > When we find an old alum, I add them as a contact and then try to copy
>> > to one of the groups (I have four [4] so far). Occasionally, though,
>> > though it looks like the contact was copied to the seledcted group (no
>> > error
>> > messages), the contact does*not* get added. So Itry another group
and the
>> > copy usually works - eventually.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I was just wondering if TBird has a limit to the number of contacts
>> > can
>> > be part of a group? I keep the list at home and am at work right now,
so I
>> > can't count the number of contacts in each group until this weekend.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Jerry C. Adams
>> >
>> > IBM i Programmer/Analyst
>> >
>> > The secret for long life is don't smoke, don't drink, and don't eat
>> > much. The secret of happisness is - ignore the previous secret.
>> >
>> > --
>> >
>> > A&K Wholesale
>> >
>> > Murfreesboro, TN
>> >
>> > 615-867-5070
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --

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