Distribution Lists: Office 365 Administration Tips
In Office 365, distribution lists are an effective way to manage large groups of users and contacts. They can help admins send emails to entire teams, departments, or organizations in just one action. This post presents some tips for managing distribution lists in Office 365.
Creating Distribution Lists in Office 365
Creating a distribution list in Office 365 is a straightforward task. Admins can either create a new list from scratch or import an existing one from a CSV file. Here are the basic steps for creating a distribution list from scratch:
* Log into the Office 365 Admin Center and go to Groups > Groups.
* Click Create Group.
* Type a name and description for the group.
* Choose the type of group (distribution list or Office 365 group).
* Select the group membership type (public or private).
* Specify the group owners.
* Choose the group’s membership visibility (internal or external).
* Click Create.
Once the group is created, admins can add members to it or import them from a CSV file. Admins can also add members to the group using Windows PowerShell.
Managing Distribution Lists in Office 365
Admins can manage distribution lists in Office 365 using the Office 365 Admin Center or Windows PowerShell. Here are some of the tasks that can be performed using the Admin Center:
* Change the list’s name, description, and type.
* Modify the list’s membership visibility.
* Add or remove members from the list.
* Modify members’ permissions.
* Export the list’s members to a CSV file.
* Delete the list.
To manage distribution lists using Windows PowerShell, admins can use the Get-DistributionGroup, Set-DistributionGroup, Add-DistributionGroupMember, and Remove-DistributionGroupMember cmdlets. Here is a simple example of how to add a new member to a distribution group using PowerShell:
Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity “Marketing Team” -Member “John Smith”
Admins can also use PowerShell to export the distribution list’s members to a CSV file. Here is an example of how to do this:
Get-DistributionGroupMember -Identity “Marketing Team” | Export-Csv -Path “C:\MarketingTeamMembers.csv”
Distribution lists are a powerful tool for managing groups of users and contacts in Office 365. They can be managed using the Office 365 Admin Center or Windows PowerShell. Admins can create new distribution lists from scratch or import existing ones from CSV files. They can also add and remove members from the list, modify members’ permissions, and export the list’s members to CSV files.
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