Email Client Distribution Lists
Available To: Faculty, Staff, Students
Most email clients (Outlook, Mac Mail, Entourage) support a way to set up a group of users to email. Typically, these are only worth the work if they will be used more than once.
Information and resources for Email at NAU.
NAU provides several options for distributing email to small or large groups of people both on and off campus. Please examine the options below; reviewing the various features to better assist you in choosing the option that best fits your needs.
Exchange Email Distribution Lists are used to send an email to a predefined group of users.
Classlists is an automatically generated list provided to Faculty for mailing content to their students.
Listserv is a bulk email tool that can send thousands of individual emails to predefined groups of people. Listserv provides the performance you need to manage all of your opt-in email lists, including email newsletters, announcement lists, discussion groups and email communities.
Training & Documentation
View tutorials for using OWA to manage distribution groups.
Outlook Web Access (OWA) allows you to create names groups of contacts that can be used to quickly address an email to a frequently used group. This page provides pointers to step-by step instructions for creating an OWA Contact Group.
Microsoft Outlook 2010 allows you to create private Contact Groups (formerly known as Distribution Lists). This page provides pointers to Microsoft's official documentation on creating and editing Contact Groups.
In Outlook 2011 for Macintosh, Distribution lists are called Contact Groups. This page provides pointers to step-by-step documentation on creating and populating a Contact Group.
Microsoft Outlook 2007 provides the ability for users to create their own private distribution lists. This page provides pointers to online documentation for editing and creating such lists.
Step-by-step documentation for creating and adding addresses to a contact group in Entourage 2008 for Macintosh.