Office 365 (Thunderbird) - Managing a Personal Group

Best Effort Support Only

This document contains instructions on using a non-Microsoft email client, such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird. Microsoft does not recommend these clients for use with Office 365, and there are often significant limitations in client functionality as a result.

Because of this, the DoIT Help Desk is only able to offer best effort support for these clients, and certain issues may require the use of a Microsoft client in order to be resolved. For more information on Office 365 client support, please see: Office 365 - Which clients/protocols will be supported?.

Creating a Group is a convenient way to email a specific set of people

Important: The contacts you manage within Thunderbird are not saved to your Office 365 account. They can only be used within Thunderbird. Plus, any contacts you have created using a client that is connected via Exchange/Active Sync (Outlook | Apple Mail | Outlook Web App) cannot be accessed via Thunderbird.

Note In Thunderbird, Groups are called Lists.



Create a list
  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click on Address Book

    Address book selection

  3. Select New List from the top bar

    new list selection

  4. Enter a name for your list in the List Name box (Family, Friends, CoWorkers, People who like cute cat pictures etc)

    list name screen

  5. In the lines at the bottom of the List box, write names of current contacts or emails of people you want on your list
  6. When you have finished entering all the contacts and/or emails on to the list, click OK
Send an email to a list
  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Select Write

    Write

  3. In the To field, begin typing the name of the list you want to email
  4. When you see Thunderbird automatically populate the field with the name of the list, hit the Return key

    To field screen

  5. Compose your email
  6. Select Send

    Send

Edit a list
  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click on Address Book

    Address book selection

  3. Find your list in your address book or use the search feature to locate it
  4. Highlight your list

    highlight desired list

  5. Double-click on Properties

    Properties selection

  6. Add contacts, remove contacts, or rename your list
  7. When you are done, select OK

Delete a list
  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click on Address Book

    Address book selection

  3. Find your list in your address book or use the search feature to locate it
  4. Highlight your list

    highlight desired list

  5. Click on Delete

    Delete selection

  6. Confirm you want to delete your mailing list by clicking OK



Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 Thunderbird manage lists contacts address book personal group   Doc ID:39550
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2014-04-25 10:41 CDTUpdated:2015-09-11 12:44 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office 365
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