How to Add or Remove Members from a Group in Outlook

How to manage Distribution Lists or Security Group membership
Please note: Adding and removing group members can only be performed by the administrators of the list.

  1. In your Outlook client, select Tools, then Address Book.
    Outlook Add/Remove Group Members screen shot 1
  2. Then from the Global Address List, select All Groups.
    Outlook Add/Remove Group Members screen shot 2
  3. In the Search field, type in the distribution list or security group name you are looking to modify.
    Note: Security Distribution Groups are defined with an UP Caret (^)Group_Name.
    Outlook Add/Remove Group Members screen shot 3
  4. In the Group dialog, select Modify Members…
    Outlook Add/Remove Group Members screen shot 4
  5. In the Distribution List Membership, select the Add button
    Outlook Add/Remove Group Members screen shot 5
  6. From the Add Users dialog, type in the Search box the name of the member(s) and click the Add button. Then click OK.
    Outlook Add/Remove Group Members screen shot 6
  7. Then from the Distribution List Membership, click the OK button.
    Outlook Add/Remove Group Members screen shot 7
  8. Click the OK button until dialogs are closed and members are saved.

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