What I’d like to do is create an OPML outline with email addresses
…then I would like to convert this OPML outline into an group email address.
That’s probably not the right terminology, but I would like to send a broadcast email from one group, that I have in OPML format.
I know MS Outlook has email groups, but I’m thinking in an open format web 2.0 way, where you could plug in your own OPML email group address into any email client.
Actually maybe this wouldn’t work as each individual email has to be input into the contacts, all the email group does is send a broadcast email, it is not it’s own email address.
Well maybe when you plug in your OPML contacts it automatically adds all your email contact addresses into the email client, and also displays them in a group view…cool, now it does two things, export/import contacts, and broadcast email groups.
NOTE: I’m aware both these things can be done, but I’d like to see the future of the web, where any service will accept your data, plug in ‘n play.
When is gmail going to introduce, category groups for contacts (maybe even tags)…not only could you browse your contacts by tag, but you could send a broadcast email via a tag…not in OPML format I bet.
OPML for email groups