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This guide is about how to create a distribution list in outlook, also known as contact groups.
In the electronic mailing system, a distribution list is a group of multiple contacts that are declared as one single recipient. This approach is timely used when you are sending the same copy of the message to a large number of people.
It is similar to an e-mail list, which most of the online marketers are already aware of. One slight difference is that the receiver cannot reply if the message is sent through a distribution list. If you want to inform about a quick notice in mass, this is practiced.
How To Create a Distribution List in Microsoft Outlook 2019
In the context of Microsoft Outlook, a distribution list is now referred to as a ‘Contact Group‘. The best part is that we can skip the fields like BCC, TO, or CC for quick work. You can add hundreds of recipients in such electronic mailshot.
#1. Create a Contact Group
The following steps will help you create a contact group in outlook:
- Open ‘Microsoft Outlook‘.
- Click on the ‘New Items‘ drop-down arrow.
- Navigate to More Items > Contact Group.
- Type a name for the list in the name box.
- Click on ‘Save & Close‘ when finished editing.
#2. Add Members
If you click on ‘Add Members‘ during creation, it gives you three options:
- From Outlook Contacts
- From Address Book
- New E-mail Contact
Select any of the above three options to add members to an outlook contact group.
How To Edit Distribution list Outlook
You can edit a distribution list outlook in the following ways:
- Click on the ‘People‘ icon at the bottom left sidebar.
- In the middle, there is a list of all the contacts saved on y0ur computer.
- Right-click on a contact group.
- Select ‘Edit Contact‘.
In this way, you can edit a distribution list in outlook.
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I hope that this tutorial about how to create a distribution list in outlook 2019 has helped you to send mass emails in outlook. Let us know if you were able to create a contact group or not in the comments below.
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Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.