How do I create a distribution list with Webmail OX?

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OX Distribution Lists

A distribution list can be a helpful tool, especially if you are sending emails to a small group of people frequently.

When you have logged into your OX email, click the Contacts button at the top left.

If you have not added any contacts to your contacts yet, you can add contacts by clicking the New Contact button

When you have a contact (or few) added to your Contacts, you are able to create a new distribution list. Click New Distribution List
Click the folder button to choose which folder to get the contacts from (by default, it may already have Contacts selected). You may also Add from Addressbook

Now that you have added the contacts for your new distribution list, create a name for the list, and click Save. (Don't forget, you can make edits and changes to the distribution list at any time)

If you want to add someone that's not already a contact, you can do so by clicking Custom Form

Type in their name and email address, then click Add ->

Click Ok when you finished adding additional emails.

When you click Save, you can begin composing an email by clicking Send E-Mail.
(Alternatively, If you are in your Inbox already, you can click the New E-mail button)

Click the To... button to view your contacts and distribution lists

You can double click the distribution list you have just created (or select the list and click Add To -->), click Ok. You should see your contacts have been added to the email.

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This only works for internal groups. I reached out to support twice to see how we could create a public group (aka that could be sent to from the outside. No one at support had any idea what I was talking about, and kept sending me back to this pointless article.
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If you are referring to adding emails that are not inside your contacts list, you can manually add the emails by clicking the Custom form button. I have added more information regarding this above

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