Creating a Distribution Group

Distribution Groups can be a very useful email tool.

The easiest way to create a distribution group is through the Outlook Web Interface at After you log in, click on the Gear icon in the upper right, and a menu will appear - at the bottom of that, click "View all Outlook settings." A new menu will appear, displaying various Options. Select General -> Distribution Groups on the left.

There are two sections - "Distribution Groups I belong to", and "Distribution Groups I own". To create a new distribution group, under the ones you own, click the "+" icon, which will open a new window. Fill out the top section with the Distribution Group name you want to use. If someone else should have permission 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 the request).

To verify that the group was created 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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