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    Sending a dist list (OL2000/All)

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I can't find the answer anywhere in Outlook help.
    If I have a disribution list in Contacts, I know how to insert this into an email and send it to a colleague. The problem is that we can't sort out how the recipient can unpack the dist list attachment into their Contacts folder. <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>
    Anyone know how to do this, please?
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    Re: Sending a dist list (OL2000/All)

    Just tried it here:
    Open the mail with the dist list contact attatchment
    Left_click_and_hold the attachment and drag it into your contacts folder.
    (I actually swapped views in Outlook to open Contacts and dropped it in there, but I am sure you can just drag it onto the Contacts entry on the Outlook Shortcut Bar.)

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    Re: Sending a dist list (OL2000/All)

    <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15> What a dummy!
    Thanks Leif - I knew there had to be simple answer, although I am puzzled as to why MS have not offered an option - say Add to Contacts - on the short cut menu at the recipient end.
    To confirm your last point, I just dragged the attachment to the Contacts folder while Inbox was open and Outlook created the dist list OK.
    Thanks again.
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    Re: Sending a dist list (OL2000/All)

    At the recipient end, double-click on the attachment and the dl opens.
    File | Copy to Folder . . .

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    Re: Sending a dist list (OL2000/All)

    Aaaaaaaaarrggghhh!
    Am having lots of senior moments these days. This one seems to have been a particularly bad one.
    Thanks again, Leif.
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