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Office 365 (Web) - Create a Custom Contact List

The ability to create Groups in Outlook on the Web has been turned off by the network administrator. The solution is to instead create a Contact List.

Creating a Custom Contact List in Outlook on the Web

1.) Navigate here and enter your myNMSU username and password.

2.) In the menu that appears, select the "People" icon.


3.) In the upper left-hand corner of the screen, below and to the right of the words "Office 365", click the down-facing arrow next to the "New" icon.


4.) In the menu which appears, select "Contact List".


5.) A window will appear over the current screen. In this window there will be two fields:
a.) "List Name" - In this field, you may enter the name of your new Custom Contact List.
b.) "Add Members" - In this field, you may enter the recipients.You may either type in the full email address or simply type in the first few letters and select the correct name from the list which appears below the field.
        c.)  Once you are finished adding members, Select Save.


Sending an Email to Your New Custom Contact List

6.) You may now return to your mailbox and use your new custom Contact List. To do so, select the icon in the upper left-hand corner of the current window, next to the words "Office 365" and click the "Mail" icon.

7.) Compose a new email by clicking the "New" icon below and to the right of the words "Office 365".


8.) In the window that appears, select the "To" button.


9.) Locate your custom Contact List in the alphabetized list which appears below the words "Your Contacts" and select the "+" icon next to its name. The name of your list should now appear in the "To:" field. To continue composing your email, click "Save" above the "To:" field.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:group groups contacts personal   Doc ID:70443
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-02-06 12:19 MDTUpdated:2017-02-21 09:51 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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