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How to Create a Mailing List with Windows Live Hotmail

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The people I know, though individual individuals, fall into groups. There are colleagues, people I know from university, those who have beards, etc. In Windows Live Hotmail, I can create "groups".

Each Windows Live Hotmail group collects the email addresses of all the members and works as a mailing list by making it easy to send a message to the whole group.

Create a Mailing List with Windows Live Hotmail

To set up a group of recipients in Windows Live Hotmail:

  • Select Contact list from Windows Live Hotmail's left-hand navigation bar.
  • Now select Manage categories under Categories in the left-hand navigation bar.
  • Click New.
  • Type the desired group name under Name:.
    • This name acts as a nickname when addressing messages.
    • The nickname must be unique in your address book (a group cannot have the same name as another group or another address book entry's nickname).
  • Press Enter.
  • Type email addressees or existing address book contacts' names under Members: to add them.
  • Click Save.

Send an Email to Your Windows Live Hotmail Group

Now you're ready to send a message to the group.

Bigger Lists

As your group grows, it gets unwieldy in Windows Live Hotmail. For mailing groups exceeding, say, 25 members, you can try a group mailing service instead.

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