aebrown wrote:...But with the Send A Message feature, you're certainly right that the email addresses can't be captured.
That's not completely accurate. Perhaps you can say it's not *easy* to capture email address from Send A Message, but it's not impossible either. When using Firebug on Firefox (F12), you can easily view the html for the webpage after you've clicked on the group you want to send the email to. (This does not work if you use "View Source" in Firefox or Internet Explorer because the html source is generated.)
If you're comfortable with Firebox, you can use the "click on an element" tool (2nd one in the toolbar) and then click on the box surrounding all the email addresses. It you expand the <div> tags you'll see something like
<div class="recipients toggled">
<div class="recipients scrolled">
(depending on if you clicked on 'view all' or 'minimize' in the email list box). Under that <div> tag is a very readable list of email addresses that look like
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<span class="recipient" title="[B]firstname.lastname@example.org[/B]">some name</span>
<span class="recipient" title="email@example.com">another name</span>
<span class="recipient" title="firstname.lastname@example.org">third name</span>
You can copy/paste that list of <span> tags to a simple text editor and do a simple block mark and a few regular expression replacement strings and get a list that you can copy to a regular email program.
Like I said, it's not easy, but it is doable. It sounds like a lot of work, and perhaps it is for the first time user, but I've done this a bunch of times and it only takes about 30 seconds for me to have a final list of email addresses that I can copy/paste.
Your mileage may vary...