How To Create Outlook Contact Group

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

I have Microsoft Office Outlook for my email.

When I send an email to a group of friends, I have to select each person one at a time. Is there a way to save that group of friends so I can send emails to them more quickly?

Thanks, Ron

Dear Ron,

Yes, you can easily create a group in Outlook (and most other email programs) and then just put the name of the group in the “To” section of your email message.

Here is how.

1. Open Outlook (the version that comes with Microsoft Office)

2. Click on “People” or “Contacts” (depending on what version of Outlook You are using)

3. Click the “New Contact Group” button under the “Home” tab. (or click “File” then “New Entry, and click “New Contact Group” for the type of entry)

4. Type a name for your group, then click “Select Members” to add members from your address book.

When you are finished, click “Save and Close” to save your list.

You can always open the contact list to add or remove members any time you want.



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