Show the names in a distribution list

If you want to check the members of a distribution list before sending a message, you can do the following:

  1. In a new message, click To.
  2. In the Show names from the list, click the address book that contains the distribution list you want information about.
  3. In the Type name or select from list box, type the name of the distribution list. In the list below, click the name.
  4. Click Advanced, and then click Properties.


You can click the plus sign (+) next to the name of the distribution list in the To box to quickly show the individuals on the list. Once the list is expanded, you can delete some names to send a message or meeting request to part of the distribution list. Distribution lists in the E-mail field of a contact cannot be expanded.

Applies to:
Outlook 2003