How to Make a Mailing List in Outlook

By Jason Artman

If you frequently use the Outlook email client to email large groups of people, you may be wondering how you can do so without typing several email addresses or pulling people from your address book each time you need to send an email. Create a mailing list in Outlook to allow yourself to type one name to send a single email to multiple recipients.

Step 1

Open Outlook, and click "Contacts."

Step 2

Click the triangle-shaped icon next to the "New" button at the top of the screen, and click "Distribution List."

Step 3

Click inside the "Name" field, and type a name for your distribution list such as "Family" or "Work Contacts." This is the name that you will type in the "To" field when you create a new email to send to the list.

Step 4

Click "Select Members" to add people to your distribution list from your address book. Double click the name of each person whom you would like to add to the mailing list and you will see their email addresses appear in the bottom of the window. Click "OK" when you are done.

Step 5

Click "Add New" to type an email address manually if you would like to add a person to your mailing list not in your address book. Type the person's name and email address, and click "OK." Repeat this process for each person who you would like to add manually.

Step 6

Click "Save & Close" when you are finished.

Step 7

Click "Mail," then click "New" to begin a new email. Type the name of your new mailing list in the "To" field. When the email is sent, it will be received by everyone on the list.