Can add Distribution Group to set alerts in SharePoint?

Hi, I need to set alerts for 4000 users in SharePoint library for SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 versions library. I can add these users email id individually but it will take too much time.

So it there any possibilities to add DL in alert? Or any easy way.
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
Hi,
the "distribution list" has to be a security group in AD - a simple Exchange distribution list will not work.
Therefore create an AD security group and add your members there. Then mail-enable the group in Exchange, afterwards you can create alerts for this group.

Step-by-step guide:
http://spviking.com/2012/11/15/how-to-send-alerts-to-a-group-in-sharepoint-2010/

And finally, I would not add 4000 users individually - that can have a huge performance impact.

HTH
Rainer
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