How do I create an email distribution list in Webmail?

Setting up an email list enables you to email several people at once by simply entering a nickname in the 'To:' field of the email. The email list nickname replaces having to repeatedly type out many email addresses and is particularly useful when you send emails to the same group of people again and again. To set up the list, do the following:

  1. Log in to Webmail. At the top of the screen, click the Addresses link to open your address book. 
  2. Enter a nickname for the list. The nickname must be different from other nicknames in your address book.
  3. Enter all the email addresses that you want to be in the list into the E-mail address field. Separate each address with a comma and space (ie. 'jsmith2@uic.edu, rander6@yahoo.com, kjones3@gmail.com').
  4. Enter a first name for the list and click the Add address button to create the list.

The email list has now been set up. In order to use the list, do the following:

  1. Click the Compose button to start a new message.
  2. In the To field, enter the nickname of the list of people you want to send the email to. Write the email as you normally would and send the email. Every email address on the list of the nickname in the To field will receive the email.

To set up a distribution list that anyone can use, consider using a Listserv list or a Google Group.

 

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Last updated: 

November 26, 2012

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