How to Create a Distribution List in Outlook

Last Updated Nov 11, 2008 12:00 PM EST

distribution-list.jpgDo you often need to e-mail the same groups of people--clients, team members, etc? If so, you can save considerable time by using Outlook's Distribution List feature. Here's how:
  1. In Outlook, press Ctrl-Shift-L.
  2. Enter a name for the list (e.g., "East-Coast Sales Team").
  3. Click the Select Members button.
  4. Click each contact you want to add to the list, remembering to hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple contacts at a time. Then click the Members button near the bottom. Repeat as needed, and then click OK.
When you're done, the new list appears in your Contacts folder under the name you assigned in Step 2. Now you can quickly and easily e-mail everyone on your list! Note that this works more or less the same in Outlook 2003 and 2007 (I'm not sure about older versions). [via CyberNet]
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