Create an E-Mail Distribution List


Topic Last Modified: 2007-12-26

Updated: January 29, 2004

A distribution list can be used to send e-mail messages to multiple people at once by sending mail to a single e-mail address.

To create a distribution list:

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the details pane, double-click the domain name (such as

  3. Right-click Users, point to New, and then click Group.

  4. Enter an account name for the group.

    This is the name of the account that users can use to send mail to the members of this group, such as myteam.

  5. Under Group Type, select Distribution, and then click Next.

  6. Check Create an Exchange e-mail address, and then click Next.

  7. Click Finish.

  8. Double-click the name of the distribution list you just created.

  9. On the Members tab, click Add, and enter the names of the users you want to become distribution list members.

  10. When you have completed adding names to your distribution list, click OK to close all open dialog boxes.

After the group has been created, you can send e-mail messages to the distribution list and all of the members will receive the message.

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