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