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
Hi Lynne - are you able to send normal emails?
I'm in exactly the same position as other commentators from end August 2012 onwards. I cannot edit my Group lists. Has anyone found how to overcome this yet?
How do I print the hotmail contact list out with names & e-mail addresses?
How do I print the hotmail contact category list with the names & e-mail address? It used to be easy - now impossible. This was supposed to be an improvement;it is just terrible.
I've done this repeatedly, yet after a few days, it seems the contacts appear in the list, but are not actually included in the emails...only a few of the contacts from a category get the mail? What is causing this to happen?
Thanks Rob, that worked
Thank you, this made setting up a distribution list very easy, I have Windows Live.
A good guide, but it frustrates me when I select one group to BCC an email to, only to go to my sent items and see it has sent to a completely different group. Very close to moving away from Hotmail!
In the past I have been able to print out my different distribution lists. This helps me to compare who is and isn't on the list without spending an awful lot of time going through each person online. I do not know how to do this now. There should be an option on the screen where we can edit our distribution lists. Why is that option not there and where is it? I have defended hotmail for many many years and this is NOT good. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeing as its not mentioned ... do you have to add a person to your contacts list before you can add them to your category list? I have added some to my category list direct and the system does not seem to recognize them i.e. the message goes to my outbox and sits there.
I'd done this several times and the category doesn't always save all the entered email addresses that i have taken from the contact list. Once I close the windows live mail, and then re-open it, all the contacts in that category are gone.
Very frustrating. I am using microsoft 2007 Office.
If I enter this in the "To" line it sends, but shows all addresse's names, & I can't figure out how to send from "blind copy" to preserv addressee's anonymity. Any ideas?
Thank you! Me being so dumb but managed to get there with your help!
Hi Rob, I'm Johnny from Sweden. I've printed your manual for setting up a distribution list and done exactly as you say but it doesn't work.
I'm running Windows 7 SP 1 on a laptop (Dell) and Windows Live Mail 2012. All goes well until klicking on "send" where it halts.
Furthermore I have a Hotmailaccount but I'm trying to send by an ordinary account.
Hi Johnny - no error messages...
this post is a few years old now so need to know if it still works