Separating email addresses in Outlook using commas

If you’ve been using email clients (like Outlook) for years like I have (translation: I’m old), you may have become used to using the semicolons to separate email addresses in the To, CC, and BCC fields. But you *can* make a change in Outlook to allow the use of commas.

In Outlook, go to File > Options > Mail:

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In the Send messages section, you can select the option for Commas can be used to separate multiple message recipients.

Now, I don’t know that this is something you’d spend time on if it’s just a matter of learning to use commas instead of semicolons, as muscle memory can be a strong thing. However, if you have a string of email addresses separated by commas that you need to copy and paste into the To field, this can be a much easier way to get them loaded without any extra work.

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