How to Create a Mailing List in Outlook Express

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Outlook Express is no longer supported. In October 2005, Outlook Express was replaced with Windows Live Mail. In 2016, Microsoft announced that their Windows Live Mail desktop email program will no longer be supported. If you've already switched to Microsoft Outlook, learn how to create a mailing list in Outlook.

Create a Mailing List in Outlook Express

If you still run Windows XP and use Outlook Express, here are steps on how to email a number of people at the same time easily, you don't need a full-blown (and complicated) mailing list server; Outlook Express is enough, and setting up a mailing list in Outlook Express is easy.

To set up a mailing list using Outlook Express:

  1. Select Tools > Address Book... from the menu in Outlook Express.

  2. Select File > New Group... from the address book's menu.

  3. Type the name of your mailing list in the Group Name field. This name can be anything you like. For example, you could create a group called "Save the Date Announcements" for sending an email to those you plan to invite to your wedding.

  4. Click OK.

That's it! Now you can add the contacts and their email address that you want to have in this group, and then use the group to send messages to the full list.

Mailing to Multiple Recipients

Keep in mind that you can send emails to only a limited number of recipients. The number allowed will depend on your email provider, but it can be as low as 25 addressees per message.