Send email as a distribution list in Office 365

In Office 365, you can send email as a distribution list. When a person who is a member of the distribution list replies to a message sent to the distribution list, the email appears to be from the distribution list, not from the individual user. This topic shows you how to do this.

Send email as a distribution list in Office 365

Before you perform these steps, make sure you've been added to an Office 365 distribution list.

Admins: Make sure you've followed the steps in the Add an Office 365 user or contact to a distribution list topic, and added the correct people to the distribution list.

  1. Open Outlook on the web and go to your inbox.

  2. Open a message that was sent to the distribution list.

  3. Click Reply.

  4. At the bottom of the message, click the More arrow > Show from.

    Click the More arrow, and then click Show From

  5. Right-click on the From address - such as - and click Remove.

    Remove the FROM alias.

  6. Then type the distribution list address such as, and send the message. The next time you reply from the distribution list, its address will appear as an option in the From drop down.

    The alias of the shared mailbox appears in the FROM drop down box.

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