Apr 242013
click the to link to see the entire address or people list

Figure A

See the entire address list in Outlook.com when composing or forwarding e-mail

Microsoft makes use of MRU (most recently used) lists in their products, including Outlook.com.  When composing an e-mail in Outlook.com, the default list that you see in the “To,” “Cc,” and “Bcc” fields are your most recently used addressees (or People).  To show the entire address list (everyone in your “People” list) just click the “To,” “Cc,” or “Bcc” link.  (See Figure A) .

Outlook.com defaults to the “To” field, and immediately shows your MRU list.  Click the “To” link once to show your entire address list.  If you click the “Cc” or “Bcc” link, it will default to your MRU.  Click the link again to show the entire list.

Creating a distribution list in Outlook.com (Revised 8/19)

First, you need to have all contacts added to your main contacts/People list.

1. How to go to People window in outlook.com:
Open outlook.com > top left, click the down arrow by the Outlook logo >  click People > here is your People (contacts) window.

2. How to create a group :
Go to the People window > in the toolbar at top, click the down arrow by New > click New Group.  Enter a name for the new group. Start adding members by typing in the name as it appears in your existing contact list.  When you see the name you want, you can just press the <Enter> key.  When finished adding members, click the Save button.

3. How to add contacts to the group you have created :
In the People window > click the name of the group or the icon (do not click the checkbox). Click the Edit button on the menu bar across the top, add names in the Add members box as you did when you created the group (see Step 2 above).  When you have finished, click the Save button.

4.  How to delete members of a group:
Still in the People window > click the name of the group or the icon (do not click the checkbox).  Click the Edit button on the menu bar across the top.  Each member will have an “X” in the lower right corner.  Click on the X to remove that member.  Save your changes.

THANK YOU to Alert Reader DMitchell for letting me know the procedure had changed and suggesting this YouTube video.

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  One Response to “2 Outlook.com tips: view entire address list; create a distribution list”

  1. This post almost answers my question – but not quite. I need to import a Contact Group (Distribution List) from Outlook 2007 into my account at outlook.com. Any ideas? Thanks!

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