Outlook 2016 for Mac - Create and Edit a Contact Group (formerly distribution list)

This article points to a tutorial on how to create and edit a contact group or distribution list in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

Applies to: Office for Business, Outlook 2016 for Mac, Office 2016 for Mac

Note: If you have a Microsoft Exchange account, contact groups are not saved to the Exchange server. Any groups that you create are saved on your computer and are available only in Outlook for Mac.

  • A contact group, also known as a distribution list, is a grouping of email addresses collected under one name. 
  • A message sent to a contact group goes to all recipients listed in the group. 
  • You can include contact groups in messages, meeting requests, and in other contact groups.


Click create a contact group or distribution list in Outlook for Mac and learn to:

  • Create a contact group and add or remove people.
  • Show my "On My Computer" folders

Keywords:contact_group, distribution, list, Outlook_2016, o365   Doc ID:71509
Owner:Bob C.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2017-03-07 22:09 CDTUpdated:2017-06-19 06:37 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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