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Exchange distribution groups are used for sending email to a large number of UARK recipients, as well as granting group access to resources in Exchange, SharePoint and Active Directory.

Note: Use Listserv to send messages to groups containing non-UARK users.

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To request a distribution group, complete the Distribution Group Request. Enter the name and email information for the person who will own the group. 

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Using Distribution Groups

  • Group owners can restrict which users are allowed to send to a group.
  • Requests to join a distribution group are rejected by default.
  • Group members cannot leave a group without the appropriate permissions.

Manage Distribution Groups

To manage distribution group membership, the group owner must use Active Directory Users & Computers (ADUC) or Active Directory Administrative Console (ADAC). Both tools are available using Windows when the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is installed. To manage settings other than membership, submit a request.

Group owners can set informational notices called MailTips to display in OWA and Outlook when a user attempts to send an email to the group.

Note: When a UARK account is removed, all associated Exchange mailboxes and Exchange distribution group permissions are also removed.