Have you ever wanted to send the same email out to a specific group of people? If it's a small group of people you can just enter all of their email addresses in your email. But if it is a large group of people entering all those email addresses is a chore. If you have to email these people more than once then it is a really big chore. You're thinking there must be an easier way to do this with today's modern technology. Well I'm going to tell you a way to do it using Outlook in Office 365.
In Outlook in Office 365 there are two ways to do this. One is to use a Group, which is a "powerful and productive platform that brings together conversations and calendar from Outlook, files from SharePoint, tasks from Planner, and a shared OneNote notebook into a single collaboration space." If you just want to send an email then using a Group is a little overkill. Don't get me wrong, it can be used to just send out emails. The second way, and much simpler I think, is to use a Contact List, which is just "a collection of email addresses."
So let me take you through the steps to create your very own contact list:
A. Log into your Outlook account
B. Go to the People page by either
1. Click on the Office 365 app launcher icon, sometimes called the 'waffle' icon, in the upper left corner of the page
2. Click the "All apps" link
3. Click the People icon
1. Click People button at the lower left corner of the page
C. Click on the down arrow next to "New"
D. Click on "Contact List"
E. Enter a name for your list
F. Start adding the email addresses of the people you want in your list
G. When you are done adding email addresses, click the Save button at the upper left corner of the page
That's it, easy right? Now the next time you want to email these people all you have to do is type the name of your list in the To field.