Outlook is amongst the top 5 most popular email services, whilst also serving as a personal information management tool. This makes it hard to wonder why they seem to have almost every essential tool to make communication a little bit easier. One such tool is distribution groups, which are more commonly referred to as group contact lists.
- Open your Outlook mailbox
- Open the people page
- Begin forwarding your group as a contact
- Share the contact
In this post, we will be providing you with instructions on sharing a group contact list within the Outlook desktop application. If you’re a computer novice, or would simply prefer more comprehensive instructions, our guide is more than likely to be of use to you. Do read along.
Guide | Sharing a group contact list in Outlook
Step 1 – Open your mailbox within the Outlook application
While you may have signed in to your Outlook account via a different mail service in the past, you’ll need to be using the Outlook mail service to access your mailbox for this guide. After all, the Outlook mail service is the focus of this post.
Step 2 – Open the people page
To access the people page, look to the bottom left of the window. You will notice five distinct icons. The third of which is the people icon. Click the people icon to continue.
Step 3 – Begin forwarding your group as a contact
On the people page, locate your Outlook contact group. Upon uncovering the group, give it a right-click. From the resulting menu select Forward Contact followed by As an Outlook contact.
Step 4 – Share the contact
To share your contact group list, you now need only now select your recipients and either send the contact group. Or, send the contact group with a message.
Endnote | Recap & Farewell
Outlook is a popular email service that offers users the ability to create contact groups. Contact groups in Outlook allow users to simultaneously send multiple users messages at once. This allows for better group communication via emails. An additional benefit of contact groups is that they can be and shared amongst users outside of the group. This is achieved by forwarding the group as an Outlook contact via the people page in Outlook.
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