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i would like to create a distribution list in outlook 2007 with a large amount of emails (100 aprox).  is there a limit to how big a local dl can be?  is there a way to import a list?
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Do not believe there is a limit to Distribution lists.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238569

in terms of importing a list. You can do this via powershell. It depends if they are contacts or already existing mailboxes.

Assuming mail contact:

Create a CSV with 3 columns: name, email and ou

Then do the following:
 
$CSVFile = "c:\users.csv"
 
Import-CSV $CSVFile | ForEach-Object -Process {New-MailContact -Name $_.name -ExternalEmailAddress $_.email -OrganizationalUnit $_.ou}
 
After that you can assign the users to the distribution group:
 
Import-CSV $CSVFile  | ForEach-Object -Process {Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity  distributiongroupname}
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they are not contacts.  just a list of names and addresses.  can it still be done?
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are they mailbox users or contact users? Contacts are normally just Name and SMTP Address. That is what the above will accomplish. Mailbox users the above would need to be modified.
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neither.  i have a spreadsheet of names and i want to add them to a group.
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Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 2000 total points
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You can create contacts from an Excel if you have minimum details and then you will have to manually create a DL in Outlook and add contacts to it

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Also if you are sending information to a large number of outside address, make sure you have their permissions first, otherwise for US recipients, you run the risk of violating the CANSPAM act.
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