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    Categories v. D.L. (Outlook - any version)

    I am in the middle of a debate with a co-worker of benefits/pros and cons of using categories v. using a distribution lists for maintaining and using groups of people. Following I have listed some of our thoughts. I am curious if anyone has a strong opinion of one versus the other or other pros and cons we haven't listed.

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    Re: Categories v. D.L. (Outlook - any version)

    Why isn't there... a one-click way to create a distribution list from all selected contacts (e.g., the ones selected by category)? If there is, I don't see it. Even if there were, I'm not sure it makes life easier than just using a DL. Although it sure would be "cleaner" to just generate "Category-DLs" on demand rather than have to maintain them manually.

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    Re: Categories v. D.L. (Outlook - any version)

    Or - why isn't there a way to select contacts by category from the address book when forwarding an email.

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    Re: Categories v. D.L. (Outlook - any version)

    >why isn't there a way to select contacts by category from the address book when forwarding an email?

    This is basically a problem caused by Outlook being a flat database and not a relational one. Workaounds include maintaining all your Contacts in Access. HTH
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