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How to Add a Name to an Email List

by Foye Robinson

Email address lists can save you time, whether you're working with a distribution list, address book or contact folder. You can add in new names, remove them or edit a recipient's email and contact information with a few clicks of your mouse. Both free email programs and paid email accounts (assigned to a domain) include tools that help you create and manage email lists. The process may differ slightly between providers, but you can adjust the instructions to meet your needs.

Yahoo! Email Group List

Step 1

Log in to your Yahoo! email account and click the "Contacts" tab.

Step 2

Click "View All Contacts" and choose the group you want to update.

Step 3

Click on "Add Contact" to insert a name. Your list of saved contacts will appear on the left. Select a contact you'd like to add. To add a person from scratch, enter his email address, then click "Add."

Choose the group/category for the newly added name by ticking the check mark by the group's name. Then click on "Done" and "Save."

Google Email Group List

Step 1

Log in to your Google email account and click "Contacts."

Step 2

Click the group you want to edit.

Choose "New Contacts" and add the person's name and email address, then click on "Save."

Microsoft Outlook Distribution List

Step 1

Select the "Contacts" folder in Outlook and double-click on the distribution list you want to edit.

Step 2

Add a name to the group by clicking on "Select Members."

Double-click the contact you'd like to add. Click "OK" and click on "Save & Close" to close the "Distribution List."

Outlook Express Address Book

Step 1

Open Outlook Express and select "Address" from the toolbar.

Step 2

Expand your contacts, navigate to the group you want to update and double-click it.

Step 3

Click on "Select Members" to add a name from your existing list of contacts. To add a brand new contact, choose "New Contact" instead. Enter the person's information and click "OK."

Press "OK" to close the "Properties" window.

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