Solved

Outlook Distribution list broken

Posted on 2008-06-17
6
597 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
User has been assembling a DL for an upcoming event.  Secretary has entered about 130 email addresses and names into it.
Suddenly it cannot be opened.  Error is "Can't open this item. There is not enough memory available on the Microsoft Exchange Server computer to perform the operation. Contact your system administrator"
According to other posts here at EE, user should have created nested DL's which is fine. But she still has the problem where she cannot open the list.

From OWA you can open the list, but not in Outlook.

Is there a way to fix this list or does she have to recreate it from scratch?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:mediatechnica
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Neiphin earned 200 total points
ID: 21807280
Maybe - but with difficulty.

from OWA open the DList and see if you can copy it to a public folder contact. You may then be able to open it and create a new DList with nested lists of no more than 50 items in each.

Failing that you may be able to open it in Outlook 2000 if you happen to have it installed somewhere.

It can be done with a lot of manipulation but it is a real pain..  :-(

regards
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:kieran_b
kieran_b earned 50 total points
ID: 21808851
If you can open it from OWA, can you rip out a few members from there?
0
 

Author Comment

by:mediatechnica
ID: 21809207
I'll try keiran b's suggestion and get back
0
Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

 

Author Comment

by:mediatechnica
ID: 21911123
removed a bunch of entries.  Can open the list but cannot add any more without above error.


The best we could do is to create a second list and nest the "broken" one into it.

Not a true solution, but it works.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Neiphin
ID: 21911951
yep, that is correct, no more that 50 entries for personal distribution lists and then you'll have to nest them if you require more than 50. However I've seen personal DL break with only 30m members.  
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mediatechnica
ID: 31474446
I hope this points distribution seem fair you you two.  I felt that Neiphin had much more in depth info and was headed in the direction of kieran b, but kieran b had actually presented the solution so I felt he deserved some points.

Let me know.  Thanks you two
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VB.Net creating Contact in Outlook 1 51
Outlook 2010 fail to get past load profile 10 37
Office 2016 Add-ins GPO 3 41
Autodiscover is not working for one user 1 31
What does UTC stand for?  “Coordinated Universal Time” – Think of this as the true time on Planet Earth that never changes with the exception of minor leap seconds here and there to account for the changes in the planet's rotation.   What does th…
PHP contact form that lets the user to contact the company through email contact form. A button is fixed at the bottom of site, on clicking a new window will open where a user can send the email.
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
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: …

756 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