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My bad old German email address has been hacked and is sending spam to everyone I know. I want to send a change of address to everyone in my Thunderbird address book in such a way that they don't all get a long list of addressees.
And then, obviously, close the guy down - this I can handle.

If I go into Address Book, select all addresses and click Write, it generates a new email with many, many, many, many To fields filled in (no option offered to make them all bcc's).

I have the mail merge plug-in and have looked at the instructions, but I don't quite see what I need to do to pick up everyone in my Address Book. Sorry to waste the superpowers of Stack Overflow on this paltry problem, but I have searched and searched and answer comes there none.

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I haven't used Mail Merge myself, but the instructions look pretty clear. I think all you need to do is add all the recipients to To, fill in the subject and the body text (you can use variables), and and then click File -> Mail Merge, select "Address Book" and check "Deliver Mode" and "Format". –  amiregelz Aug 2 '12 at 22:43
It was not clear to me how I could add all the recipients to To without doing this manually. –  Helen DeWitt Aug 2 '12 at 22:56
Perhaps one of these methods would work. –  amiregelz Aug 2 '12 at 23:15

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