Office 365 Distribution Lists (also known as Distribution Groups) are generated using WPI data. These include lists of all employees, majors lists, and advising lists.


  1. The list name complies with the WPI Mailing List Policy
  2. The list name is prefixed with dl- for example "dl-voting-faculty"
  3. Changes are performed by IT, including list creation, owner and moderator change, list deletion


  • These lists are not visible in the Global Address List (GAL) to maintain privacy.
  • Members can see Distribution Lists they belong to using O365 Outlook for the Web.
  • Distribution Lists created from mailinglists that existed prior to August 2018 will receive mail sent to the new address as well as the prior address
  • Existing lists may have one or more moderators.
  • Distribution Lists can be accessed using O365 Outlook for the Web as follows.
    1. Select Settings
    2. Under Your app settings choose Mail
    3. Under Options (which appears on the left) choose General
    4. Click Distribution groups