Create a Contact Group (formerly Distribution List) @ BYUI

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There are a number of pages across the BYUI site that list contacts for departments and offices.  This page specifically talks about utilizing contacts within Outlook.

Contacts: Adding | Contacts: Finding | Contacts: Sharing | Contact Groups

A Distribution List (or Contact Group) is a collection of people you want to send email to at the same time.

Be careful not to create Office 365 groups(the bottom option on the last picture), which are a space for sharing conversations, documents, and a calendar with others. Office 365 groups are publicly displayed to all BYUI users where as Contact Groups are only seen by yourself.

Creating a Contact Group in Outlook:

Creating a distribution or contact group

If you create Contact Groups on a Macintosh computer they'll only be available on the computer they were created on.  For Macintosh users who want to create groups that will synchronize with their mailbox please use OWA at


Creating a contact group in Outlook Web Access(email tab):

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OWA Create New

OWA Create Contact Group

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