How to Make a Distribution List for Outlook 2007

By Bennett Gavrish

A distribution list is a collection of electronic contacts that you can use to send out mass email messages to a large group. The Outlook 2007 program, which is part of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite, fully supports distribution lists. You can make a new distribution list in Outlook 2007 by selecting different contacts in your Outlook address book or entering new email addresses.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP or later
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007

Step 1

Launch the Outlook 2007 program on your PC computer and log in to your email account.

Step 2

Go to "File" in the top menu bar, expand the "New" submenu and select "Distribution List."

Step 3

Enter a label for the new distribution list in the "Name" field.

Step 4

Click on the "Select Members" button to add contacts from your address book to the distribution list.

Step 5

Highlight the names of the contacts you want to include, press the "Members" button and then hit "OK."

Step 6

Click on the "Add New" button to manually add an email address to the distribution list.

Step 7

Enter the contact's name and e-mail address and press "OK" to add it to the list.

Step 8

Click on the "Save and Close" button to save the distribution list and return to the main Outlook window.