send email to distribution group from personal email

i tried sending an email from my gmail to my work email, its actually a distribution group. i got back a reply "Your message can't be delivered because delivery to this address is restricted. "

what do i need to do so that i can successfully email this group
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
You need to disable restricted setting in your distribution group.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Most companies restrict access to internal distribution groups to help eliminate spam or disgruntled former/current employees from harassing the company from an outside email.

It's unlikely you will be able to email this group from an outside email address.

You might want to discuss this with your email team if you have a business need to email the group from an outside address.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Just be aware, if the restricted setting is disabled, you will be opening up the company to a lot of spam.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
How to do it. Follow this:

Goto to DG properties>Mail Flow settings>Message Delivery Restrictions>Uncheck Required that all senders are authenticated.



I don't think removing restriction will lead to spam. DL or DG's are designed to distribute emails. You need good anti-spam software to control spam issues.

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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Probably the more secure option here would be to add your Gmail address to the list of approved senders. The trick here, though, is that you have to create a contact object for your gmail account to add it to the list of allowed senders *and* remove the requirement for authentication. This will change the group so it will only allow the email addresses listed to send messages to the group and will block all others. If you have a DG that includes all of the addresses in your environment, you would add that and your GMail contact object to the list of approved senders, then remove the checkmark for requiring authentication. This will keep the DL from being hit by any spam that gets through the spam filter (which happens) and going to everyone on the list (which is bad). Just removing the authentication requirement and leaving it to allow all senders is usually not the best move.
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