Contact groups

Contact groups let you organize people you know in your address book. These groups can then be used in a few places to make managing your mail and events easier. A contact can belong to more than one group.

How to create a group

  1. Open the Contacts screen.
  2. Click the + button at the bottom left hand side of the page.
  3. Choose Create private group or Create shared group.
  4. Type in a name for your group and click the Save button.

You will now see the newly created group appear in the Contacts screen.

Managing contacts in a group

Contacts can be added and removed from a group on the Contacts screen.

To add contacts to a group, follow these steps:

  1. Search or select one or more contacts from a contact list (either all contacts, or from a search, or from another group).
  2. Click the Groups button that appears in the top toolbar.
  3. Select the group you want to add your set of contacts to.

To remove contacts from a group, follow these steps (do not use the "Delete" button, as this will delete the contact):

  1. Search or select one or more contacts from a contact list (either all contacts, or from a search, or from another group).
  2. Click the Groups button that appears in the top toolbar.
  3. Uncheck the group you want to remove the contacts from.

Where groups can be used

Email a group

When composing a new email, you can send it to a group instead of a contact. Type the group's name in the To, CC or BCC field and it will insert all contacts in the group.

Invite a group to a calendar event

When creating or editing a Calendar event, you can invite attendees by group. Doing so adds each contact individually and will email them an invitation.

Using groups for distribution list aliases

Mail to a distribution list alias must be sent to a group.

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