Microsoft 365 - Outlook on the Web (How To) Edit Distribution Groups

To edit the properties of a distribution group, you must be an owner of the group.

  1. From the Outlook on the Web application, click the gear icon in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  2.  In the menu on the right side of the screen, click View all Outlook Settings.

  3. Click General, then click Distribution Groups.

  4. Select an existing group and click the pencil icon to change its properties.

  5. Edit the group as needed in the Distribution Group window:
  6. Click save to keep any changes and the group should now appear in the list of groups you own.

Chart providing description of options for distribution groups.
Options Description
general Change basic properties about the group
(NEVER check "Hide this group..." or the group will be inaccessible) 
ownership Change who owns the group (as covered above)
membership Change who belongs to the group (as covered above)
membership approval Change how people join the group
delivery management Change who can send to the group
message approval Change how messages sent to the group are moderated
email options Change which addresses send to the group
MailTip Informative messages displayed to users while they're composing a message

Keywords:office365, office 365, distribution groups, contacts, edit, add members, delete members,   Doc ID:46818
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2015-02-04 10:56 CDTUpdated:2023-06-05 13:44 CDT
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