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Document ID:4605
Subject:What is a distribution list
Creation date:12/14/15 4:35 PM
Last modified on:12/13/16 10:31 AM


What is a distribution list

A distribution list (formerly called Aliases) allow you to receive emails to one address, which is then distributed among multiple recipients . For example, sales@yourcompany.com, support@yourcompany.com and marketing@yourcompany.com are all examples of a distribution list since emails received to these addresses are typically forwarded to multiple individuals in a company.

How to create a distribution list

Follow the steps below to create a distribution list.

  • Log in to Admin Console as administrator
  • Select Manage Distribution List under Server Configuration
  • Type sales@YourCompany.com for New List Name
  • Type bob@YourCompany.com, John@YourCompany.com, Mary@YourCompany.com for the Forward To Addresses field. Notice that multiple addresses are separated by a comma.
  • Click the Save button
Now you should see your newly created list below.

Modifying Existing Distribution List

Let's assume that you want to add Laura@YourCompany.com and remove John@YourCompany.com from the list you created earlier. Following steps demonstrate how to accomplish this task.

  • Log in to Admin Console as administrator
  • Select Manage Distribution List under Server Configuration
  • Type sales@YourCompany.com for New List Name
  • Type bob@YourCompany.com, Laura@YourCompany.com, Mary@YourCompany.com for the Forward To Addresses field. Notice I removed John and added Laura's email address in this field. This will replace the older value with the newer one.
  • Click the Save button




User comments

Posted by ed bednarek on 10/13/11 12:43 PM

A reminder that alias forwarding to another alias will not work.

Posted by ed bednarek on 10/17/11 7:58 PM

Restoring emails addressed to an alias from possible spam does not work.


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