A distribution list is specific to GroupWise. It is a public address list that you, as the GroupWise administrator, can create to facilitate easier addressing within your GroupWise system. Distribution lists can only contain users that have GroupWise accounts.
Each distribution list you want to create must be added as a Distribution List object in eDirectory. The name that you give the Distribution List object becomes the name by which the distribution list is displayed in the GroupWise Address Book.
Distribution List objects can be located in any eDirectory container that is in the same tree as the distribution list’s domain.
Because a distribution list is an addressable entity, you must assign it to a post office when you create it. This ensures that the distribution list has a standard GroupWise address (distribution_list_name.post_office.domain).
Regardless of the distribution list’s post office, all GroupWise users can use the distribution list when addressing a message.
You can determine which users see the distribution list in the Address Book. System visibility enables all users in your GroupWise system to see the distribution list. Domain visibility enables all users in the distribution list’s domain to see the distribution list. Post Office visibility enables all users in the distribution list’s post office to see the distribution list. Setting the visibility level tomeans that no users see the distribution list in the Address Book.
Users who cannot see the distribution list in the Address Book can still use the distribution list by typing the distribution list name in the To field of the message.
A distribution list can contain users and resources as well as other distribution lists, groups, and organizational roles. Members do not need to be on the same post office as the distribution list’s post office.
For details about distribution lists, see Section 18.0, Creating and Managing Distribution Lists.