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    Distribution List from Contact Category (Outlook 2000)

    Does anyone know of an easy way to create a distribution list from a Contacts category? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Re: Distribution List from Contact Category (Outlook 2000)

    Did you happen to find an answer to your question?
    I need to create separate Distribution Lists from Contact Categories and it is not clear to me how to accomplish this.

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    Re: Distribution List from Contact Category (Outlook 2000)

    No, unfortunately I did not. The best option I found was to open an e-mail message which contained the addresses in the To: field, copy the addresses, create the Distribution List, click on Select Members, and paste the e-mail addresses in the selected members area. It didn't work very well, unless the addresses were already in my address book or contacts. If you find a better option, or if anyone else knows of one, I'd be delighted to hear it.

    I did learn that you can forward a distribution list you've already created to someone else, the same way you can any other contact. If someone else has already created the list, that might help.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Distribution List from Contact Category (Outlook 2000)

    Hi,
    The only way I could find was to copy each category to a temporary folder, create the list from that folder and then erase it. The list remains because Outlook reads the addresses anyway, from they are.
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    Re: Distribution List from Contact Category (Outlook 2000)

    Thank you, Ricardo. That's a good suggestion. I've decided that the temporary folder, at least for me, is the best way to use my categories for a variety of things, including Word mail merges. You've just given me another use for it.
    Thanks again.
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    Re: Distribution List from Contact Category (Outlook 2000)

    Thank you, Ricardo ... I'll give that a try.

    In my search, I found this article. Might this be helpful?
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.outlookexchange.com/Articles/home/donadams02.asp>Outlook White Paper</A>

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    Re: Distribution List from Contact Category (Outlook 2000)

    Does it have to be a Distribution List?

    Because if you use a Filter to display the members of the category, then use Ctrl+A to select all of them, you can click the New Message to Contact button. all the selected contacts will be in included in the To: row.
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    Re: Distribution List from Contact Category (Outlook 2000)

    The White Paper gave a good suggestion. Personally, I'm a firm believer in using Categories, and creating a message to the category, but someone here insists that it must be a distribution list. Thanks for the suggestions.
    Karnie Moesenthin
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