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KB03141001 Creating a simple Mail-group or Distribution list


For an easy solution that does not involve the Console - read about Distribution Lists here

Problem: You want to have an easy way to send emails to the same group of people - say, 'friends', without having to create and manage a special 'mailing list'.

What you need is an entry in Mailtraq's aliases file so that when you send a message to 'friends' a copy is sent to those 20 different email addresses.

Create a text file named \database\configuration\aliases, note that there's no extension, and add the following lines to it ...

# friends distribution list
friends: :friends.txt

... then, in the same directory, create a text file named friends.txt containing all of the required addresses, one per
line, like this ...

Mailtraq will then do the expansion automatically for you. If your mail client won't let you send a message to 'friends'
without a domain, use the domain which you've configured in Mailtraq (Console | Options | Server | Server tab).

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