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Outlook 2K: How to create distribution list based upon certain outlook category???

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Jazzek, Mar 8, 2003.

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  1. Jazzek

    Jazzek Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2003

    i was trying yesterday to find out for several hours how to create in Outlook 2000 distribution list with names chosen upon one, specific outlook "category"... I know how to create distribution list itself... I know how to make outlook to show me all names in my address book with this specific category... BUT, how mix it together and in the end receive distribution list with all names of this category included, I cant do it, i am too big idiot comparing to MS coders.... :(((

    Yours, but very sad and disappointed about my mental possibilities :(

  2. dukster


    Feb 7, 2003
    Hi Jazzek -- I just did this, with the help of Russ Valentine at the MS Outlook newsgroups. Here are the instructions he sent me (and I used successfully):

    "Change the Contacts Folder View to Categories. Right click and drag the
    desired Category to
    a newly created sub folder then choose Copy. Make sure the new sub folder
    has been enabled as an email address book by right clicking on it and
    choosing Properties and Outlook Address Book Tab and checking the box to
    as email address book. Create your Distribution List but make sure the Show
    Names drop down field points to the new sub folder then shift select all the
    contacts and voila."

    I hate cruising the MS Newsgroups, as the interface is so weird and searching the archives is a total pain on their site (and incomplete in my newsreader), but I DO occasionally get help there.

    Hope this helps. If I've misunderstood your problem, post me back.
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