Add an Office 365 user or contact to a distribution list

As the admin of an Office 365 organization, you may need to add an Office 365 user or contact to a distribution list. For example, you want to add a co-worker from your organization or an external partner or vendor to your distribution list emails. To add a contact in Office 365, check out Quick help: Contacts. To create a distribution list in Office 365, see Create distribution lists in the Office 365 admin center.

Add a contact to a distribution list

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Select the app launcher icon App launcher button and choose Admin.

  3. Choose Groups in the left navigation pane.

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  4. On the Groups page, select the distribution list you want to add a contact to.

  5. In the Members section, click Edit.

    Screenshot: Add a contact to a distribution list

  6. On the View Members page, click or tap Add Members, and select the user or contact you want to add to the distribution list. Make sure you've added contacts in Office 365 to see them here.

    Screenshot: Add members to distribution list

  7. Click Save and then Close.

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