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Distribution lists disappearing

Q: Distribution lists disappearing


There is a manager in my office that randomly looses his distribution list.

When he sends out an email, through Outlook web, using the distribution list, it disappears and there is no way to get it back. It does not go into the deleted folder or anywhere that I have been able to find. It does not seem to happen when he uses Outlook 2003.

This has happened 5 or 6 times now. As far as I know there are no other applications running at the time he sends out the email.

We are set up on an Exchange server.

Has anyone ever heard of this problem before? Any Ideas?

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I am interested in creating a website where people can go and sign up to receive a green newsletter. The only information I need for them to provide is there name, email address and age range. Is there a program that I can purchase and put on Windows XP Professional or Windows 2003 server. I prefer not to use an outside service like constant contacts. I would like the program to automatically save the information after the person enters it so that it does not have to be imputed manually. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

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Hi all,

I am creating distribution lists in outlook for sending out e-mails to lots of customers but i want to keep the e-mails private so each customer does not see anyone else in my mailing list! is this possible? and if so how?

thx in advance,


A:Distribution lists in outlook

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I've got OE6

and I have several distribution lists.

I want to be able to send a mail out to people on my distribution list.
But I dont want the people on the list to be able to reply to any of the members on the list except for me.

Neither do I want them to see who is on the list for example.

From: Jaye
To: Jaye list
subject: list of info

I don't know if this is simply a matter of setting the people in the list as BCC ?
but then a reply to all will go out to the whole group

in advance


A:a bit of an urgent one on distribution lists

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Created a new distribution list in Outlook, however would like for the email addresses to stay unknown? Any help??

A:undisclosed Distribution Lists

Put it in the bcc instead of To

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In outlook 2000

I imported a *.pst file with 4 distribution lists and 50 contacts

When I go to use that distribution list it says there are no recipients in that list to use. However when I open up the contacts folder I can see them.

No I know if you hit "update now" it repairs to the connection or something?!??!

Doing that works, however is this step neccessary. What does update now do?

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Using Outlook 2000 version is there a way, after having created distrubtion lists for sending group email, to find how many lists "bob smith" is on?
I have not been successful in setting up any kind of search using the advanced find... please help.

A:outlook distribution lists

I would like to clearify this first. You create a distribution list. in that list there is a user, bob smith. you want to find out if bob smith is in how many distribution list. Is that correct? if so, there is not a way to find out. Outlook is not smart enough to go through all the distribution list to find out who is or is not on that list.

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Hi, Does anyone know of a way to create a distribution list based on criteria? For example, say I wanted to create a distribution list with the members only living in a certain city (ie. Do a search for New York, and add all those people to a list instantly)?

Is there an easy way, perhaps a 3rd party plugin, where I can create this list without going through the contact list and picking those that need to be in there?

Also, why doesn't the list update its members if that individual members contact info has been changed elsewhere?


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I just recently installed Exchange Server 2000. My users would like to send mail to all staff. I created shared distribution list and it works fine, however when they use it to send mail, the mail records show everyone's name, and it's cluttered and messy.

How do I setup undisclosed distrbution lists? So it only shows the group that mail was sent to?

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I am trying to create email distribution lists in Exchange 2000 and I don't know how to do it. I have set up 2 distribution groups, but they don't show up in the Outlook global addresses.
Thanks for any help.


A:Exchange 2000 Distribution Lists

My distribution group wasn't "mail enabled." You have to leave the defaults when you create the group.

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Is it possible to set up distribution lists with the email that comes with Windows 8?

A:Windows 8 email- distribution lists

Do you mean transfer email contacts from elsewhere? Or do you mean can you set up a list of email addresses on Win8? Your Mail (email) service on Win8 is tied in with your People app. If you fill out details on your People app of individuals, (including their email addresses), when you tap/click the person's name that will put you straight through to your email service. Open your People app, select Settings>Accounts>Add an account>Select which email acct.& fill in all the details reqrd.

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I have a outlook express WAB file
it has distribution lists in it

i need to get the distribution lists into outlook 2003

i dont want to do it manually as there are 15 or so
each with 20 to 50 addresses

please save my life
if i do it manually i wont have a life...

thanks ahead

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It there an easy way to create (import) an outlook distribution list from a list of names in excel.

Col 1 would have name <john doe> and col 2 would have e-mail address <[email protected]>

The distribution list would then have name and e-mail address.

Thanks in advance

A:Outlook distribution lists from excel

wakeolda said:

It there an easy way to create (import) an outlook distribution list from a list of names in excel.

Col 1 would have name <john doe> and col 2 would have e-mail address <[email protected]>

The distribution list would then have name and e-mail address.

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Hi Wakeolda,

did you ever find a solution to this problem??

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My company has just begun getting spam from an unknown source that has me and my IT manager stumped.
The mails are typical for medical pills which we have as one of our filters in detecting spam emails; Echange 2003. These particular emails come From an outside email address (different everytime) but have a reply to address of an internal distribution list. In this case it is the Directors (company directors). The emails arent generally sent to one individual but a complete distribution list.
Anyone have any general ideas what we can do to stop this as the number of emails multiply daily.

A:Spam from internal distribution lists

Sounds like a spammer got ahold of the internal address somehow. Probably due to a computer that would have the address listed in the "Address Book", that got infected by spyware/malware, or a customer that would have the e-mail address on their computer.

As for stopping it, I don't know, because the only way to "stop" spam is to get the source to stop, and that's easier said than done. Doing an analysis of the full headers can reveal the "true" source, which is rarely the source in the "From" box.

I've been helping out with an open-source application that we hope will help reduce spam, but it's still in development. Until we get it off the ground, I've been using the SpamCop online reporting service (www.spamcop.net). It's about the easiest way to report spam to the admins of the networks referenced in the spams I get. You might consider doing that.

Just my 2 cents.

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At work we're using Outlook 2003 on an exchange server and we're trying to send out an email to everyone in the organization - we have set up a distribution list for this purpose. The member of staff authorized to send emails to the entire organization also has what we call a "generic mailbox" set up - she has a personal mailbox and her "generic" one which shows up as coming from the entire team that she works for.

The email sends fine, and people receive it without any trouble. The difficulty is that sometimes when people receive the message, the From: field is showing as blank rather than displaying the "generic mailbox" name - "Kent Adult Social Services". This only happens sometimes though, once she sent 3 such messages from the same machine and same user account and 2 had the From: field showing up while the other did not(!)

Anyone have any clue what could be causing this? Please ask if you need more information . By the way, the work PCs are running Windows XP SP2 and Outlook 2003 SP3.

Many thanks,
- Javawag

A:Sending email to distribution lists?

Hi again,

I know I've only got 3 posts and bumping topics is the ultimate sin, but I really need to get this sorted for work!

- Javawag

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Had a recent failure to my laptop.
Had to buy another.
Does anyone know how I can import my distribution list off my old hardrive?
Have managed to import all the old emails, but can't seem to figure out how to find and import my old distribution list.

Any help greatfully received.

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so i have all contacts in outlook express in a .wab file
i exported them to csv file and imported the csv file into outlook and it worked fine.

however i had a few distribution lists in outlook express...
and some of them have 60 to 100 email addresses in them...

so i really dont want to sit and manually create these lists...

is there a way to do this...or does somebody know a third party app...

any help please!!!

A:exporting distribution lists for outlook 2003

come on!!! where all the experts at...does anybody know a good tech site???

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I am trying to transition from Outlook Express to Outlook 2003 on two computers. In the OE Address Book I over 50 Groups. On the laptop, the Groups translated into Outlook Distribution Lists. On my desktop machine, the Distribution List names are present, but the lists are empty.

On the laptop, I exported my Contacts (including the Dist Lists) to a PST. When I open that PST on the laptop, the Lists are correct. When I copy that PST to the desktop and open it there, the lists are EMPTY!

I do not understand how this can happen. Suggestions?

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-Exchange 2003 environment
-Security groups with exchange mail addresses being used as distribution lists in the GAL

I would like to give 2 different directors rights to modify group lists. How?

I would like to avoid delegation of control wizard as all groups are on one OU container and I would like to avoid moving them. I had this set up in Exchange 2000, previoulsy...

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Hi all,

I am trying to create a distribution list in Outlook 2003 and I would like to hide the identities of the distribution list to all recipients. For example, I would prefer the recipients to see "Distribution List" in the "To:" box rather then everyone's email addresses. Is this possible in Outlook 2003?

Thanks in advance!

A:Hiding distribution lists in Outlook 2003

Just put it in the BCC field

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I'm running Outlook 2007. I have noticed that when I create a distribution list in my contacts folder, I can use it for a while, but after a few days, it seems to disappear. What normally happens is I try to send an email to the distribution list. Autocompletion finds it ok, but when I hit the send button, I get the " An internal support function returned an error " message. If I click on the + in the to line, I get an error message: "The name or distribution list has been deleted and is no longer a valid Address Book entry. The operation failed. An object could not be found." Sure enough when I look in my contact folder, the distribution list is gone.

This is happened several times. I create DLs and then they randomly disappear.

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I've currently been upgrading some PC's around our office (Machines started with Outlook 2000 and I've been installing Outlook 2003 as a part of Office 2003 suite) and have come across the following problem.
We have distribution lists set up for our business sections, but it seems since I started upgrading the PC's that these lists aren't working. When someone sends an email using any distribution list the message sits in the outbox and doens't get sent while sending to multiple individual email addresses works fine. Our server has Exchange Server 5.5, and email accounts are set to 'Microsoft Exchange Server' as the service being used.
Sorry if this is a bit vague but I'll refine my information as people request certain facts.

Thanks in advance,


A:Outlook Distribution Lists - messages not sending

Well, I re-applied Service Pack 4 to our Exchange Server (5.5) and it appears to have fixed the problem. Maybe removing the distribution lists and adding them again would have had the same result.
Hope this helps someone other than me.... lol


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I have an exchange 2010 server with a large number of distribution groups. Everything is working OK, until I edit, add or remove a distribution group.
The desktop clients running outlook pick up on the change immediately, but the laptop clients are still seeing the old groups.
OWA clients also see the change immediately.
Both the desktops and laptops are running the same image of windows 7 and office 2010.
I have tried plugging in a laptop to an ethernet cable to rule out wireless and I don't think it's a desktop vs laptop issue.

Any ideas on why only some outlook clients get the latest changes made to distribution groups in exchange (management console) ?

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Oh, man! Today is NOT a good day!

When I got in to the office, the internet was down. Well, it wasn’t just down - the server had crashed, so we were incommunicado for the entire morning.

Now we’re back up, and I went to send out a message (in Outlook 2002 with internet email) using 4 of the distribution lists, and a few attachments.

The problem- some of the people who received it got up to 7 copies of the e-mail!!! Now, I checked the lists, thinking that maybe their names were duplicated, but nope.

This was a big e-mail size-wise. And, to top it all off, I kept on getting e-mails from sender [email protected] with incident information!! It had “report to sender” in the subject line, and listed all the individuals e-mails on the distro lists.

WHAT HAPPENED?!?! I’m getting angry calls form members who just had their inboxes clogged with 5 copies of the same message!!!!

HELP- I’m here til 5!!!

A:Outlook 2002 distribution lists cause duplicate emails

Hi, Sorry to hear about this, but seems to me that you might want to recreate your PAB. it might be corrupted.

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I am setting up a distribution list "DL" and on said set-up, in bottom at the right-hand corner of the set-up page, it has a box marked "private." What's it for?
I know that when you set-up a "DL" you can use a category, and, instead of the email reading "TO: DL Name" when sent, it will list all members of the DL, and I know that if you want the DL members to be unknow to each other you put the DL in the bcc box. So, what's the purpose of checking or not checking the "private" box during set-up. I have looked and looked for an answer to this simple, meaning dumb, question, but cannot get anyone or any site, or any publication to tell me its purpose. Can you enlighten me?
Thanks for the help.

A:Outlook 2000 - private distribution lists designation

hi antdwarick,

I could be off base here, 'cos I've never used it.

If you Share your Contacts with other users (e.g. on a network / Exchange), then setting a particular DL to Private would hide it from those other users.


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I have a very large Outlook 2002 distribution list. I would like to create another distribution list which will have most of the same names, but without a few of the recipients ('unwanteds') in the original. However, I want to keep the original list as it is. Does anyone know how to do this? It seems as though it should be easy, but I have tried the following and they do not work for the reasons stated:

1. Start a new distribution list, add the original into it, then delete the 'unwanteds'. This has the undesired effect of removing the 'unwanteds' from the original list, where they are still 'wanteds'.

2. Select all the names from the original list, copy and paste into a new distribution list. Unfortunately, all the pertinent "edit" functions are inactive, and the "ctrl-c", "ctrl-v" shortcuts also do not work when you are in a distribution list.

3. Open original distribution list, use "Save as..." to save a new distribution for editing out the 'unwanteds'. This does not work because the "Save as..." option changes the name of the original list, it does not save a copy with a new name, like it would do if you were using "Save as..." when working with most filetypes.

I can't believe Microsoft didn't provide an easy way to make slightly different versions of large distribution lists, but someone is going to have to point me to the obvious, because I sure ca... Read more

A:Modifying Outlook Distribution lists without destroying original

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Good day folks,

I have a question which I've searched about for based on Exchange 2007 and Distribution lists but can't seem to find a solid working answer, so here goes!

Microsoft Exchange 2007
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server

A distribution list (Let's call it 'Example List') has been freshly created.

We have two department managers ('Manager A' and 'Manager B') who have requested the ability to share administration of the members of this list.

On a minor note, it will also be used for permissions on various systems so when created through Exchange 2007 Management Console was set up as a Security group.

As a email enabled security group, this works fine - Members receive mail.
"Manager A" can add/remove members of the list using Outlook 2007 whilst set as the distribution list manager (Managed By) in the Group Information tab of the list properties on Exchange Management Console and the "Manager can upate membership list" is checked under the Managed By tab of the list's properties in Active Directory.

However, this of course allows only one Managed By member.
I've tried using a security group to get around this but then both Managers can't amend the list.

I've checked Manager A's permissions on the list using Active Directory (Advanced Permissions) and can see that Manager A has a permission of "Write Members" to this object only.
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A:Exchange 2007 Query - Distribution Lists and Permissions

Nobody got any advice on this?

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Please help- I created a distribution list in Microsoft outlook 2003 and can't remember the Name I called this list..how do i find in my address book
Thanks so much

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My Outlook 2003 is still sending to email addresses I have removed from a distribution list. Has anyone encountered this Outlook issue before? And how do I fix it??

Thanks for any suggestions!!

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When I send a distribution list from my Outlook 2007 to someone with Outlook 2003, the distribution list looks perfect when they click on the attachment. But, after they click on Save and Close, the distribution list does not show up in their contact list (or anywhere else that I can find). Is there a way to share distribution lists between these two Outlooks?

A:Solved: Distribution Lists-sending from Outlook 2007 to 2003

Distribution lists can be very strange in how they behave this is in any version of outlook. I would try Dragging the Dist list file from the email to the contacts tab in outlook. It is worth a try

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Hi everybody, On Windows XP you can search for AD users or DL using the Find People tool (Start > Search > Por People ... and then "Look in:" AD). Does this feature exist on windows 7? How to get it? Could someone help? Thanks. Best Regards, -Ruben--Ruben-

A:How to search for Active Directory people or distribution lists on Windows 7?

When you are connected to your domain network.
Go to Orb - Computer - Network - double click your computer name -
This will bring up the Search Active Directory tab click once and you will now have the
Find Users, Contacts, and Groups.
Slan go foill, Paul

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My Outlook 2003 is still sending to email addresses I have removed from a distribution list. Has anyone encountered this Outlook issue before? And how do I fix it??

Thanks for any suggestions!!

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Hi All,

I work in HR, and am being told by the IT folks that something isn't possible. But I just don't believe it so I'm posting here to ask for your help.

I may not have the perfect wording since I'm not expert so please be patient. My understanding is that employees use Outlook email version 2007 - so when I need to send emails to the same group of people I can create personal distribution lists. I just copy email addresses from an excel file or to TO: line of an existing email and paste into the members box under "new distribution list creation - add members".

However, here's where the problem is. The marketing department gets data from me to create and maintain global distribution lists that need to be available to certain approved/authorized employees on the Outlook Exchange server thingie. There are about 10 to 15 lists that need to be updated every 2 weeks. My IT people are telling me that the only way to update those global lists on the Exchange is to give them a list of email address to add or remove and that they have to add or remove each email address manually one at a time. My idea was to just send them a new list of email addresses for each list every two weeks or whenever and then they could juse delete the old distribution list since it's out dated and create a brand new global list so nobody has to try and identify just the changes for those 10 to 15 lists (very time consuming).

BUT - they are telling me that the o... Read more

A:Solved: 2007 Outlook Exchange Global Distribution Lists (email)

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I have the same problem as TrystanP in this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1057840-solved-windows-explorer-lists-disappearing.html. The thread has been closed without any answer. Can anyone please help me solve this?
Thanks for any help!

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I'm at my wits end. Since I've upgraded to 8.1 this keeps happening regularly (the rate it happens seems to be increasing, actually). Everything is fine, my Jump Lists and Pinned Items are as I set them. But once in a while (now within a week or two) the Windows Explorer Jump List disappears. There is nothing, other than the folder I visit most frequently. Everything else, gone. They don't even appear in the Files -- 'Frequent Places' list. There is no trace that any folder was ever pinned or even visited (other than that one)
I've turned off the Auto-Maintanance, it helped only for a bit (now it doesn't help at all). I've checked whether or not my cleaners were doing that (I turned off cleaning Jump Lists and they don't run automatically). I've tried changing the settings (Disabling and Enabling it). I have no idea what else to do.

A:Windows Explorer Jump Lists Keep Disappearing

This is for W7 but it is worth a try
Fix: Taskbar icon Jump Lists not working in Windows 7

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Can someone tell me how to create distribution lists in Outlook 97 under an Exchange environement?

Do I have to create personnal folders?


A:outlook 97 - "how to" distribution lists

If I understand what you are trying to accomplish, it is a relatively easy task. In Outlook, go to your Help Menu and do a search on Distribution Lists. If you have trouble following the instructions, let us know.

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I have created a distribution list for an email announcement. How do I set up the list so that the recipients of the message only see the title of the list, as opposed to their viewing of everyone's email address?

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This is a very strange problem indeed, one I have never encountered before!

Seems like all my "lists" in explorer seem to empty themselves within a few seconds...

Effecting my task manager process list, the lists in msconfig, the lists in the 'Local Area Connection Properties' but only disappear if the current window is active.

I thought it would be impossible to explain/understand so I've uploaded a video to YouTube:

As you can see, the task manager re-populates itself constantly so they're disappearing and re-appearing - all very frustrating!

Any help appreciated!

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This is personal SCCM but I need some help.

When I have msi application and want to distribute the content to SCCM and DP as distribution pons, DP received it and SCCM did not failed got this message  (Distribution Manager failed to connect to the distribution point ["Display=\\SCCM-M3N.M3N.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=M3N"]\\SCCM-M3N.M3N.com\.
Check your network and firewall settings.)
Please help

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I have some sensitive material on my computer which I would not like others to see. So, I'd like to know how to exclude some folders and files from lists like recent items, jump lists, etc. Is it possible?

A:How to exclude files and folders from "Recent" lists and jump lists

Welcome to Seven Forums Stawan. It's possible to turn off the recent items in the jumplists of specific programs. But it's a laborious process. I will describe it, but you'll have to do the legwork.

The Jump lists for each program are stored in

C:\Users\(User name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

as automaticDestination-ms files with random names.

To figure out which file belongs to which program , you'll have to do some detective work.

For instance, you could open a video with your media player program.

Change the AutomaticDestinations folder into Detail view and Sort by Date Modified.

Only one or two of the files should be showing as modified in the past minute. One may be a list of recently viewed folders, the other should be your program.

Delete one of the files then try to open your program's jump list. If it is gone, you have the right file.

Once you have identified the right file, restore it from recycle bin and set the file properties to Read-only. This will disable the jump list for that file. You'll need to do this for all the programs you want to exclude from jump lists.

As you can see, this would be a long and lengthy process, you'd be better off creating a password protected user. Good luck. A Guy

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I am responsible for about 225 Windows XP PCs on a Novell network. If anyone has experience pushing updates or new applications to several hundred PCs, I am looking for the best (easiest) way to do this. I just finished an upgrade that I did using sneaker-net, and it was too much.

A:application distribution

LOL, Sneakernet, haven't heard that term in a while....

here's a couple places to start digging,
mostly the type of thing like running them from a network share on some server via batch file or script, plus Microsoft has quite a few options in the remote deployment arena



It may or may not be exactly what you're looking for, but at least it's a start.
edit: I dunno what's up with the domain on that last link, I didn't even notice it until after I posted it, I'm looking into it, that's just weird.
is the acrtual MS link to the same content.......still weird.

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I want to distribute IE8 setup with my product. Do I need to buy any licence for it. It will be used intranet thats why I can't give a link to microsoft site.

Any suggestion.


A:IE Distribution licence

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Windows has IE built into the OS. Sorry I dont quite see why you need the setup for it?

In the EULA it mentions Unauthorized reproduction or distribution is illegal


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This is my first post on this site so I hope this is the correct forum for this topic. I'm finally upgrading to a new PC which of course will have Windows 8. I'm coming off of an XP machine and will need to transfer my files and folders. Simple enough, however I've read both here and MS site about the libraries and file system that W8 uses and how they're different than older versions so I'm now a bit confused as to the proper way to distribute my files when I put them on the new machine. For example, in XP I simply had a single folder for each piece of machinery (CNC machine that is) which contained all the documents (.pdf, xls, etc.), pictures, and videos directly pertaining to that individual machine. If I understand the W8 library system correctly, for best results I should now start an individual folder for each machine in each of the Windows libraries. That is, a folder in Documents for machine X, a folder in Pictures for machine X, a folder in Videos for machine X, etc. and then continue the same way for machine Y and so on. Am I correct? I have no problem doing this I'm just looking for best procedures to follow whenever possible and use the OS as designed.
Sorry for the rookie question, but most of my experience using computers, besides the typical "home" use has been with PPCL programming and process control. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Help with file distribution

You can set it up any way you want. There is no requirement to make the changes you mention. If you're comfortable with the structure you have now, stay with it. No need to even use Libraries unless you want to.

My recommendation would be to stay as you are initially, then as you get used to Windows 8, and it will take considerable getting used to, especially coming from XP, start making changes that add to the usability. Just my $.02 worth.

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I have just installed my new Sapphire HD 5770 1 Gig card. Now I am ruining Win7 Pro 32 bit and have 4 Gig on board memory. Now with the new card I would in affect have a total of 5 Gig. So as we know 32 bit only looks at 4 Gig so when playing games how is the memory now distributed or what effect does the additional 1 Gig on the ATI card have?

A:Memory Distribution

32bit is only read max 4GB of the memory. and you have VGA card 1Gb. what game that's u mean??

you can open the task manager when you run a game. and that's will show you how much memory used.

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I work at a small private school that occassionally sends school information home to parents. The school has tasked me with researching a way that we, the school, can send emails containing the school information to parents.

Our list of parents who want to receive these emails is about 300 - 350 parent email addresses. Our desire is to develop emails containing important school related info. and email everybody on the list as a BCC. Our desire is to transmit these emails but not allow anybody to "Reply" to the emails.

Does anybody know of an easy way we can email messages in mass?

We are hoping for a simple and economical way to simply send one-way emails to parents.

We do not want to use the current email engine that presently exists within our school system. (The reasons we don't want to use our current email system is a whole other story and is not for this forum.)

I am new to forums and hope I haven't over stated my self. I will appreciate any feedback from anybody.

A:Email Distribution

Create a distribution list. I don't understand what you mean when you say you can't use "the current e-mail engine". Are you referring to the client or the server?

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I have inherited a list of 57 email addresses that I will use frequently over the next months. Is there a way to create a distribution list in Outlook without having to enter each address as a new contact? Can I cut and past the whole list into a distribution list? Currently, I have savied as a word document and just cut and past into bcc field when I have to send, but I'd love to have this in an Outlook list if possible.

Does anyone know the maximum number of email addresses that one can include on a single message in Outlook? I have another list that has 194 names on it. What's the best way to send as a mass email? This is a neighborhood security patrol alert announcement email, not advertising.

A:Distribution list

Hi needhelp1950

Your ISP determines how many e-mail addresses you can send at one time. You might try a maximum of 25 addresses to see if that message is allowed through or not.
Otherwise, call your ISP to see what their limitations are.

Copy the e-mail addresses to a spreadsheet and Import them into Outlook.
First, Export your existing Contacts from Outlook as a .csv file to see the template that Outlook uses. Then copy the names into the .csv file and Import it back into Outlook.
Which version of Outlook are you using?

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