RE: Outlook 2000 Distribution List Limit?

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 12:31:56 -0500

The limit is only on the contacts in the group, not on the number of groups,
and this only applies to Outlook groups, not distribution groups in AD, they
have a limit of 5000 entries.

The Limit number of recipients per message does not effect how many contacts
can be in the group, but if you send a message to a group that contains more
than that limit it will bounce back to the sender stating that the Max
number of recipients has been exceeded. 

Mark Fugatt
MCSE, MCT, Microsoft Exchange MVP
Pentech Office Solutions Inc
Rochester, NY
Tel: 585 576 4750 
-----Original Message-----
From: Dee [mailto:deea@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 12:48 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Outlook 2000 Distribution List Limit?

I've looked everywhere and cannot find the answer to "how many contact
distribution groups can I have?" Is the limitation only how many contacts?

Also, does the "Limit number of recipients per message to" affect how many
contacts you can have within a distribution group?

>From Microsoft:
" The maximum number of contacts is 165 within each distribution group. If
you use the very basic information for contacts (for example, only the name
and the e-mail address), your limit may be 125 to 130 contacts. On average,
the number of contacts that you can add is limited between 50 and 70
contacts. There is not an exact number of contacts that you can add, the
limit is based on the total size of the contacts. "

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