In Windows Live Mail / Hotmail distribution lists (a group of email addresses that can be emailed at the same time) are setup and managed using Categories and once you know that they are very simple to create and manage, here is how:
Windows Live Mail
If you are using Hotmail using a browser then it is a very similar process but differs a little
2. To create a new category choose New category from the Categories menu
Learn more about Windows Live and Hotmail
This was the fourth site we checked and the only one that made sense! Thank you.
Many thanks. Some of the other sites were useless
I have booked this site for future use.
Thanks for your help. I made my group. I sent out a "test" email to the group and asked them to reply to my email. The group I made numbered 67. Some of those replies to me, went to others in my grouping. I did make one big error. I did not put my group name into bcc, Therefore each member of my group got others addresses, however the main worry was that several got the replies that were sent back to me. I am not the cleverest with computers. Kindest. Keith
I booked this site for future reference. I just wish I could print it out! Thanks so much for making it understandable.
BUT how do I then look at my new category group list and perhaps edit or add to it? I have windows 7 and cannot figure this out. Have had hotmail since 1997 and this is first time I cannot look at my groups.
yes your page is clear but no solution for me.
Hotmail just completely changed its lay out and it is impossible to just typ in e-mail addresses into contacts. Does anyone have any tips?
I cannot set up a group on my hotmail using your guide. When I go to contacts I get a red page which does not allow me to see the drop down menu you talk about. I have tried other help sites too and they do not work either. I can create a group name but not add names.
it doesnt work
Jane / Chile
Feel free to drop me a line email@example.com and maybe I can help a little more
I did write this article a year ago and maybe something has changed recently, I need to check
I have contacts with several emails, i want the list to include all emails for the contact how do we do that?
How do I add existing addresses to an existing contact group? This is driving me crazy! It should be easy! I can be reached at MikeYork@Hotmail.com
Hotmail has changed the contacts page format...none of this applies.
It is now impossible to edit a group list, you can create as many groups as you want..but you CANNOT edit the content!!!
I made the dist list as per the above instructions. When I want to send an email it just pops it into OUTBOX and I can't send it. What the heck is wrong, please help me, I hate this Windows 7.