How to forward multiple messages to same address

Asked by Geoff Tamplin

How can I send multiple messages all to the same address?

This is something Outlook Express was able to do, and it is extremely helpful because I use that method to forward spam messages to my ISP so they can identify and block them in future.

What I would like to be able to do is select every message to be forwarded, and have them be sent as attachments to an e-mail message in which I identify the attached messages as spam.

Is there a way to do this in Evolution?

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu evolution Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Steve
Solved:
Last query:
Last reply:
Revision history for this message
Jeruvy (jeruvy) said :
#1

Simply left click on the first message you wish to forward, then holding down SHIFT, click on the last message. This should select the entire range, then right-click and select 'forward'.

Revision history for this message
Best Steve (stupendoussteve-deactivatedaccount) said :
#2

Jeruvy wrote:
> Question #72934 on evolution in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+question/72934
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jeruvy proposed the following answer:
> Simply left click on the first message you wish to forward, then holding
> down SHIFT, click on the last message. This should select the entire
> range, then right-click and select 'forward'.
>

Also, if the messages are not in order, hold Ctrl and click the
individual messages to select them.

Revision history for this message
Geoff Tamplin (gtamplin) said :
#3

Thanks for the try, but that does not work in Evolution Mail.

That is how forwarding several messages is done in Outlook Express.

When you do that in Evolution Mail, it generates a SEPARATE forward
message for EACH message highlighted. It DOES NOT group them together,
or attach them all to one Forward message.

On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 02:25 +0000, Jeruvy wrote:
> Your question #72934 on evolution in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+question/72934
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jeruvy proposed the following answer:
> Simply left click on the first message you wish to forward, then holding
> down SHIFT, click on the last message. This should select the entire
> range, then right-click and select 'forward'.
>

Revision history for this message
Steve (stupendoussteve-deactivatedaccount) said :
#4

Is the behavior any better if you highlight them and then choose Actions
> Forward > Attached in the menu?

If not, you should be able to save the messages through the file menu,
and then attach them manually to one email.

Revision history for this message
Jeruvy (jeruvy) said :
#5

I'm afraid I have never used Outlook Express in my life so I cannot tell you how it works.

I have used Evolution for many, many years and this works 100%. If it does not for you then perhaps you can offer a better explanation of your problem, because this is not an issue for Evolution.

Revision history for this message
Geoff Tamplin (gtamplin) said :
#6

One difference between Outlook Express and Evolution, is that if a group
of messages is selected in Outlook Express, it is possible to forward
them all as a group all attached to the same message. But if I highlight
a group of messages in Evolution, Right-Click the mouse on them and
select Forward, Evolution loads each message separately as an individual
forwarded message. So, for instance, if I have 12 spams to forward to my
ISP, Evolution requires 12 messages to be sent, instead of one message
with 12 attachments.

The messages I wish to forward are all spams, and they are being
forwarded to my ISP so future such messages can be blocked at the mail
server.

Although Evolution does enable marking messages as "Junk," it seems all
that occurs is the message is moved to the Junk box. That is OK, but it
would be better to have future such messages blocked at the server, so I
like to report them to my ISP.

On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 14:13 +0000, Jeruvy wrote:
> Your question #72934 on evolution in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+question/72934
>
> Jeruvy proposed the following answer:
> I'm afraid I have never used Outlook Express in my life so I cannot tell
> you how it works.
>
> I have used Evolution for many, many years and this works 100%. If it
> does not for you then perhaps you can offer a better explanation of your
> problem, because this is not an issue for Evolution.
>

Revision history for this message
Geoff Tamplin (gtamplin) said :
#7

Thanks Steven Susbauer, that solved my question.

Revision history for this message
Geoff Tamplin (gtamplin) said :
#8

YES! Thank you for the help.
I tried your first suggestion, and it appears to work perfectly.

Thank you again.

On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 05:48 +0000, Steven Susbauer wrote:
> Your question #72934 on evolution in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+question/72934
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Steven Susbauer proposed the following answer:
> Is the behavior any better if you highlight them and then choose Actions
> > Forward > Attached in the menu?
>
> If not, you should be able to save the messages through the file menu,
> and then attach them manually to one email.
>

Revision history for this message
Geoff Tamplin (gtamplin) said :
#9

I marked the wrong suggestion as the solution.

The solution was to select the desired messages, then click on Message => Forward As => Attached.

That attaches all the selected messages to the same new message. The only actions I need to perform, are insert the address, and change the Subject field (which will automatically insert the Subject from the first selected message) to indicate the attachments are spam messages.

Thank you for the help!