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# What's a distribution list and when might I use one?

Last updated: 18/11/18 at 22:10

Distribution groups allow you to assign an email address, ie. sales@abclimited.com to a number of recipient mailboxes. This differs from an alias, as this only applies to a single mailbox.

Distribution lists can also include external contacts, so that could be someone outside your organisation, even using a different email address.

To set up a distribution list, please raise a help request telling us the name of the group email address, and the email addresses you'd like to be included within it.