Kicking off your mail merge in Outlook offers some advantages.
You may have run mail merges directly in Microsoft Word. But did you know you can also start them from Microsoft Outlook?
Sure. Microsoft Word still runs the actual mail merge, but you can trigger the mail merge in Outlook, then go to to Word to complete it.
Okay, so why start a mail merge in Outlook instead of Word? In Outlook, you can directly view and access your contact list. And if you need to send a form email, Outlook can handle that task. Maybe you have a form email that you want to send to friends and family. Perhaps you need to distribute a certain email to a larger number of colleagues. Or possibly you’ve created a promotional email that you want to send to potential customers or clients. Whatever the reason, Outlook can help.
I’m using Outlook 2016 and Word 2016 as usual. But you should be able to replicate the process in the prior version or two of both programs.