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    Distribution Lists

    I have previously created distribution lists in Outlook and used them once to send a mail to a lrge number of people. However when I have come back to use the list (group) again I have found the list to be empty. Any ideas as to where my lists have gone?!

    Glenn.

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    Re: Distribution Lists

    did you create them in one mode (corp or IMO) of outlook and then changed modes?

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    Re: Distribution Lists

    No, I have worked in internet mode all along.

    Looking at an earlier question I wonder whether the fact that I import/export from/to my laptop has any effect? The connection is via a peer-to-peer connection.

    The laptop was then used in a corporate LAN but with Lotus Notes not with MS Exchange - I used Outlook only as a diary and personal address book in this mode, ie no direct interaction between the network and Outlook.

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    Re: Distribution Lists

    Bingo. DLs don't import.

    don't import/export, copy psts if you need to move stuff. although it may not have mattered, since DLs are touchy and won't work if they can't find the contacts where it thinks they should be.

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    Re: Distribution Lists

    Thanks mary!

    I was actually thinking of storing addresses in a Word document and then doing a simple copy/paste into my Outlook mail when I needed to - any thoughts?

    Glenn.

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    Re: Distribution Lists

    that'll work.

    other ideas for storing them in a file:
    use a text file (notepad)
    file > new post and paste them into a message body
    could use notes instead (finally, a use for those things [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img])
    drop the file in an outlook folder so you know where it is.
    or add it to your outlook bar (OL2000 only)
    hyperlink a button to the file (ol2000 only)

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    Re: Distribution Lists

    Thanks Mary I'll try the notes route, that way everything is one place.

    Glenn.

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    Re: Distribution Lists

    >>could use notes instead (finally, a use for those things )

    Lots more uses.
    - Annotated favourites
    - Setup notes for applications
    - Clippings from email
    - Clippings from web pages
    and
    - an overflowing, to read file.[img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    In fact just about anything you want to file away in free-form text and still find it later. Not Ask Sam, but Find aint bad.

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    Re: Distribution Lists

    my main uses are:
    1)to note rebates i've sent in so i don't forget about them
    2)registration information for all my purchased shareware
    3)usernames/passwords for all the $#@% websites that demand username and/or passwords

    I use "post" for a lot of the stuff you mentioned - which is another overlooked item for many outlook users. It's generally used for posting to public folders, but anyone can use the post form to save to any folder. Then sort on icons to find the posts.

    while on tricks - email subject lines are editable, if you want to keep a message but the subject line leaves a lot to be desires. Just select it and type over then save. Then edit excess from the message body (edit > edit message) and you may not need notes

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