If you have created a local contact list (otherwise known as a distribution list) in Microsoft Outlook, you may want to share it by sending it to someone else. Here’s how you can send a contact list to another Outlook user.
These instructions are presenting using the Windows desktop client version of Outlook.
- Select the “Home” tab, then open the “Address Book“. You can also open the Address Book by pressing “CTRL” + “SHIFT” + “B“.
- Open the contact list you wish to share.
- While under the “Contact Group” tab, select the “Forward Group” option. In most cases you can choose “As an Outlook Contact“. If the person you are sending the list to is a non-Outlook user, you may want to use “In Internet Format (vCard)“.
- An email is created with the contact list attached. Compose your message, then send it off.
Once the user receives it, they can simply drag the file attachment from the email to “People” at the bottom of their screen to save it to their contacts. See “Outlook: Import Contact Group List” for more options.
I hope this post has helped you successfully send a contact list in Outlook. Still have questions? Drop a comment below.