How To: Add or Remove Members from a Group in Outlook 2010

To manage group membership in Outlook 2010:

Click on the Address Book button on the Home tab of Outlook. (click to make larger)

outlook 2010 home ribbon

Type ‘^’ into the search bar.

  • Groups are denoted by ‘^’ (caret) symbol.
  • Caret symbol is found by holding the shift key and pressing the number 6.

search outlook 2010 global address list for groups

Select a group from the Global Address List and double click to open the Properties window and click Modify Members to open the Distribution List Membership window.

modify outlook 2010 group membership

To add a member:

  • Click Add.
  • Type the last name of the group member in search bar and select the name.
  • Push the button labeled OK to confirm the addition of all members.
  • Push the button labeled OK to confirm the distribution list membership.
  • Push the button labeled Apply then OK to apply and commit membership changes.
  • Close the window by clicking the corner X.

add members to outlook 2010 group

To delete a member:

  • Select the name of the member to be deleted and click Remove.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK.
  • Close the window by clicking the corner X.

remove members from outlook 2010 group

Updated June 2014