There may be situations where you need to configure saved contacts that are external to your organization so you can simplify email communication. For the purpose of this article we’ll be setting contacts up for use with a distribution list, but this is not the only reason to use contacts. For example these defined contacts are available to all users in their Outlook address books, rather than individuals having to save the contacts separately to their address book.

Note: Your Office 365 account must be marked as an administrator in order to access the Office 365 Admin Center

  1. First log in to the Office 365 Admin Center
  2. Navigate to Users > Contacts on the left-hand side
  3. Click the + Add a contact button near the top to add a new contact
  4. Fill out the necessary fields for the contact and then click the Add button
  5. The contact should be in the list of contacts now, repeat as necessary until you have all the contacts added that you need
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That should be everything, you can then add the contacts to a distribution list or similar if you need. The contacts should also be available in users Outlook address books shortly. If you ever need to delete a contact, simply click on the contact then click the Delete button in the contact details pane that appears. If we missed anything, or you have any questions on this topic, feel free to contact us.

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