Need function to expand Outlook distribution lists
Posted on 2002-05-22
1. I have set up a distribution list with about 30 people in it. When I
add or delete members in the group, Outlook shows me an easy-to-use
alphabetically-ordered view of all of the list members. However, if I send
a message to the group and then view the message in the Outbox or in Sent
Items, the order of names seems almost random. Is there anything I can do
to force alphabetical order here?
2. Sometimes I receive a note from a person in the group which I want to
send to all other members in the group, excluding the person who sent me the
note in the first place (does that make sense?). What I do now is send the
note to the distribution list, then quickly open up the Outbox where I see
all of the individual names, then remove the addresses that should not
receive the note, then send the message again. Issue #1 above complicates
Ideally, what I would like is an "Expand Distribution List" function that
would convert the distribution list name on my new note to an alphabetized
list of addresses in the group before the message is sent.
Does anyone have an idea of how to achieve this?