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Importing a distribution group to a Public Folder RRS feed

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  • [Exchange Server 2003]

    I have a rather large distribution group. Now I want to create business cards of them in a folder that I created in my Public Folders.
    Can someone pls explain how I can do this? The best option would be that I just link to this distribution group list from this public folder so that I alway see the updated content of the distribution list itself.
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    Saturday, April 9, 2011 9:33 AM

Answers

  • As the distribution list will just be a list of email addresses, any business cards are going to be of limited value. The best way is to simply copy the list of addresses out to Excel, then import them in to a new Contact folder in Outlook, as you can't import directly in to a public folder. Once the contacts are created, move them to the public folder.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
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    Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:54 PM

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  • As the distribution list will just be a list of email addresses, any business cards are going to be of limited value. The best way is to simply copy the list of addresses out to Excel, then import them in to a new Contact folder in Outlook, as you can't import directly in to a public folder. Once the contacts are created, move them to the public folder.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:54 PM
  • Hi Jos,

     

    Simon’s suggestion is good.

     

    I tested on my lab( Exchange 2003 SP2 and Outlook 2003), and it works for me.

     

    Here are some related documents for you:

     

    How to import contacts into Outlook from Excel

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295664

     

    Importing from Microsoft Excel requires named range in Outlook

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196743

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Evan


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