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Office 365 (Outlook 2016 | Outlook 2013) - Create a contact group or distribution list in Outlook

Use a contact group (formerly called a "distribution list") to send an email to multiple people - a project team, a committee, or even just a group of friends - without having to add each name each time you want to write them.

To create a contact group:

Contact Group dialog box image
  1. On the Navigation bar, click People.

    • For Outlook 2013 People image 
    • For Outlook 2016 People image

  2. Under My Contacts, pick where you want to add the contact group. For this example, click Contacts.

  3. Click Home > New Contact Group.

  4. On the Contact Group tab, in the Name box, type a name for the group. 

  5. Click Add Members, and then add people from your address book or contacts list. 

    Add members to a new group image

  6. Click Save and Close
For more information, please visit the Office Help & Training site.

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:office 365 outlook 2016 2013 create contact group distribution list   Doc ID:71606
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-03-10 08:33 MSTUpdated:2017-11-29 12:37 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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