Groups: Distribution Lists in GroupWise

Network Operations Center -- 4/18/2005


In GroupWise you can setup Distribution Lists to collect groups of addresses. You manage Groups within your Address Books.


To create a Group, start by opening your Address Book icon (looks like a Rolodex) at the left edge of the GroupWise window. Then you can add members to a new Group from any of several sources:

From the GroupWise address book:

  1. Select the desired Address Book near the top of the Address Book window.
  2. Note (4/2005): you can now choose students from the shared Students address book.
  3. Search for people to add; they will display in the bottom-left frame of the window.
  4. Click the check box next to each person you want to add.
  5. Click the To: button above the list of names. The selected entries will appear in the right frame.
  6. Repeat steps 1-4 until all the desired people appear in the right frame.
  7. Click Save Group. The "Save Group" window opens.
  8. Type a name for the group in the field named "Group Name."
  9. If you want, you can choose to save this group in your Frequent Contacts address book instead of your "Your Name" address book: select it in the Personal Address Books field.
  10. Click Save. You return to the Address Book window.
  11. Click the "Mail" button to insert the names from this group into the To: field of the message you are creating.
  12. Compose the message and send, or just Cancel.

To use the group:

  • Click the Compose button at the left edge (the icon of a page with pen over it).
  • Click the Address Book button.
  • Under Address Books select your personal or Frequent Contacts book, then click Search.
  • Put a check next to the group you want and click the To: button above.
  • Click OK, then continue composing your message.

Thanks to Ward Deutschman for his input to this document.

© 2005 Dowling College