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I thought this was simple, but I cant figure out how to accomplish it in the UI or Powershell. When attempting in Powershell, I get the following:
PS C:\Users\tybala> Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "Board" -Member "XXXX@gmail.com"
Couldn't find object "XXXX@gmail.com". Please make sure that it was spelled correctly or specify a
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [Add-DistributionGroupMember], ManagementObjectNotFoun
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : A9657AC1,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.AddDistributionGroupMemb
+ PSComputerName : pod51018psh.outlook.com
Well, the MailContact exists.. maybe it should be enabled? It seems that Enable-MailContact does not exist when I try to run it.
Please let me know what I need to do in order to get this working.
Are you on the P or E plan? There are limitations to the number of contacts that you can add on the P plan (I want to say 25, but I cant remember)
Anyway, after you setup the external contact, just add them to the DL in the membership section... See the screen shot.
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You can also try to add by the alias you assigned to them, rather than the email address
Before adding an external user to a distribution group of Office 365, make sure you have added it as an external contact, as Kelsey mentioned above.
For your reference:
Create a New External Contact
Then, you can choose either one the ways to add the external user to a specific distribution group:
•In the Exchange Control Panel, just as Kelsey suggested:
1) Select Manage My Organization > Users & Groups > Distribution Groups.
2) Click the specific distribution group >Membership >Add > click the external user to add it.
•Run Windows PowerShell, just as you have mentioned:
Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "Staff" -Member "JohnEvans@contoso.com"
Distribution group limits
I'm writing to follow up on the previous thread. How are things going?