Solved

Outlook 2K - Make a Distribution list, from a current email list?

Posted on 2006-06-24
6
234 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Outlook 2000

Currently running Outlook 2000 at work, and require to make a Distribution list.  The Dist List already exists, so I had a friend email the list to me.  I was hoping to be able to simply copy the list and paste it into a new list on my system, but no luck.  If I try to save, I only get to save the original sender to my contacts vice the Dist List group. Is there a way to do this, or must I add each individual separately?

Thanks in advance!

Dave
0
Comment
Question by:DWB
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:upul007
ID: 16974953
When sending out, outlook breaks the distribution list. There are also account inherent settings in a contact. You definitely need to save the addresses first in contacts and then add these to the distribution list. Dont forget to press. Update now.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DWB
ID: 16975027
I have to head out; I'll play when I return.  Thanks for your quick response!

Dave
0
 

Author Comment

by:DWB
ID: 16975029
Just a thought: can I copy all the names from the email that was sent to me, with the Dist list, and some how paste them into my own dist list?
0
Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:upul007
ID: 16975259
There is a trick. Once you get the email which has all the contacts, create a new folder in contacts and move all the existing contacts to it by cut and paste. Your contacts will now be empty. Then disconnect the network/phone cable and in outlook, do a reply to all for that message. Then send that email. Since on connectivity, it will be in the outbox. Check the contacts to see if the data....
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
upul007 earned 50 total points
ID: 16975276
....is in the contacts. If yes, delete the email in outbox. If not, the setting to add people you reply to contacts is not selected in outlook > tool > options. You could also select the folder that you created under contacts in the latter setting. Then reconnect your network cable. You can do the DL part afterwards. Sorry about the two parts. Using a nokia 6630 with opera to answer you.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DWB
ID: 16975320
Sounds good - thank you!
0

Featured Post

Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
EXCH2013 - Archive mailboxes 2 42
outlook 4 30
Accessing Exchange externally with outlook 25 59
exchange2010 test connectivity error 4 32
Sometimes Outlook might have problems sending a message. There may be various causes- corrupted PST, AV scanner etc. The message, instead of going to the Sent Items folder, sits in the Outbox indefinitely. To remove it you can use a free tool cal…
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now