Some examples of distribution lists would be for groups of existing or potential customers, all parents in a class you are teaching, all friends that are part of an art group, a book club, or even all of your family members. Below are two sets of directions for creating distribution lists. One example uses Outlook, a common email application software. The other example uses Gmail, a common web-based email application. Keep in mind different versions of software, as well as different types and versions of web browsers may present you with different options. For the most part, the options should be the same but perhaps the buttons will be in a different location or in a different order. The instructions below should provide you enough information to figure out what to select at each option even when the options are a little different.
To create a distribution list in Outlook:
1. In Outlook, click on the arrow next to New, and select Distribution List.
2. In the Name box type out a name for the distribution list - Parents, Drawing Group, whatever makes the most sense for the group you are creating so you always know which group you are selecting.
1. From inside your Gmail account, click on the arrow next to Gmail and select Contacts.
2. On the left, click "New Group".
3. In the New Group box, type in a name for the distribution list - Parents, Drawing Group, whatever makes the most sense for the group you are creating so you always know which group you are selecting, then click "OK".
4. Click on "My Contacts" to view your existing contacts. You will need to have created, added, or imported in the contacts you wish to add to the distribution list.
5. Check the box next to each contact you want to add to the new distribution list.