How to Share Distribution Lists on MS Outlook

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How to Share Distribution Lists on MS Outlook
You can share distribution lists through Microsoft Outlook. (e-mail alias symbol image by Pei Ling Hoo from

In the Microsoft Outlook e-mail application, users have the ability to create distribution lists. A distribution list is a group of contacts that can be used to send e-mail messages to multiple people. Distribution list data is stored on your local computer, but you can share the lists you've created with other Outlook users. When you share a distribution list, recipients have the option to save the list on their computer for future use.

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Things you need

  • PC running Windows XP or later
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later

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  1. 1

    Launch Microsoft Outlook on your PC computer.

  2. 2

    Click on the "New" button at the top of the screen to open a blank composition window.

  3. 3

    Enter the email address of the person with whom you want to share a distribution list in the "To" field.

  4. 4

    Press the "Contacts" or "Address Book" button in the top toolbar. This will open a new window with a list of the contacts and distribution lists saved on your computer.

  5. 5

    Find the distribution list you want to share and click on the name of it to highlight it.

  6. 6

    Drag and drop the highlighted distribution list into the body of the blank e-mail message.

  7. 7

    Send the message like you normally would. The receiver will be able to save the distribution list on his or her computer.

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