Adding a Distribution List
A Zimbra distribution list is a simple one-way mailing list, where e-mail sent to the list will be distributed to all the members of the list. Distribution lists are useful when a group of people need to get the e-mails sent to a specific e-mail address. For example, you could make email@example.com a distribution list, and put all the sales staff on that list, or make a firstname.lastname@example.org distribution list that included all managers.
To create a Distribution List from the Home screen:
- Click on Manage, and then click on Distribution Lists. This is where you add or manage distribution lists.
To create a new Distribution List, click on the gear icon, and select New. This opens the New Distribution List Members screen.
-- List Name - this is the e-mail address of the distribution list. This name has to be unique, you cannot have another e-mail address using the same name. Only the List Name is required.
-- Display name - this is the name displayed for the list, such as "Sales List" or "Support List".
-- Description - an optional description for the distribution list.
-- List Members - all members of the distribution list will be shown here.
Add Members to this List - you can search for users to add to the list, or you can add them manually (scroll down to see this function).
To finish creating the Distribution List, click Next to go to the Properties screen, and make sure that Can receive mail is checked(it will be unchecked by default).
- Click Finish.