#1 By: howtogeek, August 22nd, 2013 04:04
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/170834/how-to-create-a-distribution-list-in-outlook-2013/
Distribution lists allow you to treat a bunch of contacts as if they are a single entity. In other words next time you want to email everyone in your “Computer Club” you can send an email to the Computer Club distribution list and every one in the group will get the mail.
#2 By: Nick, August 22nd, 2013 21:24
I'd like to point out to users of Outlook in an Microsoft Exchange environment that creating Distribution Lists by this method will likely not be backed up.
They will exist only on your Local PC and not follow you if you log in to another machine or have your machine rebuilt.
You should always contact your Service Desk to find out the correct process for a Distribution List to be created on the Exchange Servers.
#3 By: David Shear, August 23rd, 2013 17:16
Personally I keep my lists on a Spreadsheet (in Libre Office) and also synched to Google Drive. Benefits are:-
One List, updateable from anywhere, synched across desktop (Win8), Chromebook, and Android phone.
Sortable, so I can pick out just computer club, amdram group, and various other categories (or can be kept in different sheets in the one file).
Sending out an email takes a single swipe up the email column, then paste into a bcc in Thunderbird (or anything else that may be in use).
Result Nirvana one full list with full details - rather than a list for this purpose here - a list for that purpose there, etc.