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Adding external email addresses to a distribution list

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

You need to create the external email addresses as Contacts in Active Directory then add them to your Distribution Group

  1. Open ADUC from Administrative Tools
  2. Navigate to MyBusiness, right click and choose New -> Organizational Unit to create a new OU, and call it Contacts
  3. Right Click on the new OU and select New –> Contact
  4. Fill in the details for the contact, selecting an SMTP address – the SMTP address will be their external email address.
  5. Now, you can add them to your distribution group(s)

Note: when you’re adding them to the Distribution Group, you may need to explicitly include contact objects in the AD dialog box in the field “Select this object type”

Posted originally by Kevin Weilbacher, Wed, Aug 2 2006 19:49 <http://msmvps.com/blogs/kwsupport/archive/2006/08/02/106541.aspx>