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Edit distribution groups

Edit distribution groups

 Detailinformation

The following information and configurations of a distribution group can be edited:

Please note: only owners of a distribution group can add or delete members of the distribution group. See: Adding users to a Distribution Group

  • Display name
  • E-Mail / Sender address
  • Alias
  • Shown in address book
  • First owner
  • Other owners

The picture shows the MailAdm option "Edit distribution group"

Further definition of the individual editing options:

  • Alias
    • An e-mail alias is an alternative e-mail address that points to an existing user account.

Example:

The user "m.mustermann@sample-institution.rwth-aachen.de" wants to receive e-mails sent to "m.musterfrau@rwth-aachen.de" as well.

If you create "m.musterfrau@rwth-aachen.de" as an e-mail alias for "m.mustermann@sample-institution.rwth-aachen.de", the e-mails of both accounts will be delivered to the same inbox.

Any number of aliases can be created for an existing e-mail address.

Please note:

Creating an alias that does not belon to the domain is not possible.

Sample address: name1@institut.rwth-aachen.de

  • possible alias:
    • name2@institut.rwth-aachen.de
  • invalid alias:
    • name1@institut2.rwth-aachen.de
    • name1@name.de
  • Members
    • Members of the distribution group are listed in the field 1
  • Shown in address book
    • With this option it is possible to include the distribution group in the Outlook-clients' address book and in the RWTH-Mail-App (OWA).
  • First owner
    • As "First owner" the person is chosen that manages the distribition group primarily.
  • Other owners
    • If it is necessary, other people can be listed additionaly as "Other owners".

Please note:

Only mailaccounts of the same maildomain can be chosen as owners.

last changed on 30.04.2021

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