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Chapter 8. Managing and Using Contacts > Working with Distribution Lists - Pg. 142

142 Chapter 8. Managing and Using Contacts In this chapter Working with Distribution Lists Using a Personal Address Book Using Contact Items Examining a Contact Item's Properties Sharing Contacts with Other Outlook Users Setting Up and Using Directory Services Troubleshooting Chapter 7, "Creating Contacts," focused on creating contact items. This chapter describes some of the ways you can use those items. Working with Distribution Lists After saving contact items in a contacts folder as described in Chapter 7, you can use those items for many purposes, one of which is to create e-mail distribution lists, otherwise known as mailing lists. After you've created a distribution list, you can use that list as an address for e-mail messages to send a message to everyone on the list. Note This capability was new in Outlook 2000 and continues in Outlook 2002. In Outlook 97 and Corporate or Workgroup (C/W) Outlook 98, you had to use a personal address book if you wanted to create a distribution list. Internet Mail Only (IMO) Outlook 98 had a different way of creating distribution lists. Instead of using a distribution list to send messages to a group of people, you can create and use a template, as described in Chapter 16, "Using Outlook Templates." See Using Templates for Dis- tributing Messages. Creating a Distribution List To create an e-mail distribution list: 1. With a Contacts Information viewer displayed, select Actions, New Distribution List to display the dialog box shown in Figure 8.1.