I found this on Lifehacker, but it can be a pain to search their site, so I’m posting it here, with a tweak I found.

Digital Inspiriation has a great tip on how to do mail-merge in Gmail. They have a Google Doc you can use in conjunction with a contacts group in Gmail, to email the whole group, but with each individual person’s name at the beginning.

I wanted to tweak it slightly though and have it just display a first name, rather than their full name. I found this tweak, where you just edit the script’s code to say “getGivenName” instead of “getFullName”! It works perfectly.


Hi, I'm Tevya! I wrote this. I am the owner of wpXPRESS and also created Starfish Plugins. I love helping small businesses and WordPress professionals. My wife Jill, helps with the business and is the amazing CEO of our family (3.5 kids). When I'm not working, I like to play basketball, go boating, shoot targets, swim, serve in my church, play Ultimate, and have outdoor adventures as a family.
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