Linked table mailing list

Linked tables are a special kind of tables in MS Access that link to tables stored outside the mailing list application in a separate file or database. These external tables can be if the following types: Excel, Access, HTML, Text, XML, ODBC,  SharePointList, Outlook, Lotus, dBase, Paradox.

Using linked tables can be convenient if someone delivers a new version of the mailing list data, for example a list in Excel. Another advantage is that you have more control on personalization because you can add fields of your own.