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How to Set Up a Distribution List in Outlook

By February 7, 2014November 13th, 2020Blog, Exchange

I often catch myself sending an email to the same set of individuals to make sure they are all aware of an upcoming event or provide them with a status update on a project or meeting.  This can be especially cumbersome, and dangerous, if trying to enter each name individually while driving!  To increase efficiency, and keep the roads safe for everyone, creating a distribution list is much more effective.  Here is how you do it: 

Set Up a Distribution List in Outlook
To set up a mailing list in Outlook:
  • Select File | New | Distribution List from the menu.
    • Alternatively, hit Ctrl-Shift-L (think list).
  • Type the desired name under Name:.
    • The list name is what you will use to address messages to the list.
  • Now, you can add new members immediately using the Add New… and Select Members… buttons.
  • Click Save and Close.
Jon Eyberg, PEI

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