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Distribution Groups removed from settings menu.

Need to be able to access Distribution Groups (not Office 365 Groups) from OWA like in old version so users can self-service join/leave.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/distribution-groups-e8ba58a8-fab2-4aaf-8aa1-2a304052d2de

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  • Daniel Ray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah this is very frustrating, all it did removing it was make the admin job that much more difficult

  • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Unable to search nor find the Distribution Groups option, which under the old view is found at Settings/Mail/General/Distribution Groups. Need to set members and owners.

  • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need to be able to access Distribution Groups (not Office 365 Groups) from OWA like in old version so users can self-service join/leave.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The new outlook settings does not allow one to manage Distribution Groups. No link to it.

  • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now I need add a member for distribution groups, but I can not find distribution groups menu. How can I add / remove members in new version.

  • ScwewyWabbit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Unable to search nor find the Distribution Groups option, which under the old view is found at Settings/Mail/General/Distribution Groups. Need to set members and owners.

  • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need to be able to access Distribution Groups (not Office 365 Groups) from OWA like in old version so users can self-service join/leave.

  • Kasandra Murray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is frustrating that I cannot find this option. Especially since there have been no updates to the knowledge base articles on how to update distribution groups.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We use it to give or revoke persmissions on mailboxes. This does not work with Office 365 groups!

  • Mary Dirlam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Looking for a way to manage my distribution groups from "old" Outlook and haven't found it yet in "new" Outlook so I need to switch back to the "old" version to manage my distribution groups.

  • Kris Meinert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I work with Distribution Groups almost on a daily basis. The Distribution Groups should be as easily accessible as in the old version, so users can self-service.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It was easy to edit distribution lists in the previous version. Now I can't even find online instructions for finding my distribution lists, let alone editing them! Why would MS so alter this function as to make it impossible to use? My idea is that you return this functionality to users!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have to switch to old Outlook to create a new distribution group or to edit a current distribution group. I need this feature in a 1000 + member company!!

  • Dave Cousins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The previous web interface allowed distribution lists to be edited under general options. The interface does not support this feature

  • Ron Garnett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would love to not need Email Distribution groups. That's a great idea! But, to do so, then O365 groups would have to gain the same capabilities - like the ability to create hierarchies in which one O365 group can be imported by reference into another, vs copying all the members. Maintaining a Email list for a large organization is a nightmare with a flat list. For that matter, merge the O365 functionality with the Teams functionality and only have one way to do all this.

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