Use this method to share the addresses in a distribution list with anyone, even if they do not use Outlook, or to extract the addresses from a Contact Group (distribution list).
- Open the DL
- Outlook 2007 and older: Click on the Send button to expand the menu.
Outlook 2010 and up: Click Forward Group
- Select In Internet Format (vCard)
This opens a new message form with the members of the Contact Group (DL) contained in a text file attached to the message.
If you are using this method to create a text file of the group members, you can also use the File, Save as menu and save the DL as a text file. (In Outlook 2007, Save as is on the Office icon's menu.)
Video Tutorial: How to forward a Contact Group
Create a Distribution List from a list of addresses – Recipients can use this method to convert the list to a new DL or to add the members to an existing DL.
Create Individual Contacts from a Distribution List – A tutorial showing users how to create contacts from an existing DL. This uses the File, Save method.