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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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  • Ted 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.

  • Erin Willis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Cannot add groups to calendar invite. It pops up red and will not let me send the calendar invite until I remove the group. Very frustrating.

  • Charmaine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Distribution Group and not Office 364 Group for totally different reason- one way communication vs two way communication...

    Distribution Group - exactly for distributing info - one way like a listserv - no need for a separate storage area.

    Office365 group - communiucation back and forth Between members (different purpose)

  • 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!!

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