Creating a Distribution Group

Distribution Groups can be a very useful email tool.

The easiest way to create one is through the Outlook Web Interface at  After you login, click on the Gear icon in the upper right, and a menu will appear - at the bottom of that, under "Your App Settings" is a link for Mail.  Click there and a new menu will appear on the left hand side of the screen, displaying various Options.  Select General -> Distribution Groups.

There are two sections - Distribution Groups you belong to, and Distribution Groups you own.  To create a new one, under the ones you own, click the "+" icon, which will pop open a new window.  Fill out the top section with the Distribution Group name you want to use.  If someone else should have permissions to manage the group, add them as an owner.  Under the "Members" section, add all the Loyola users who should receive any emails to this group.  Finally, select how you want to manage membership in this group - Open (letting anyone join), Closed (members can only be added manually by a group owner), or Owner Approval (people can request members, but an owner has to approve it).

To verify that it worked correctly, send a test email to the new Distribution Group you created and verify that members of the group did receive your test message.


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