Creating Contact Group Lists

The Contact Group List feature allows you to create contact lists that contain multiple mailing addresses.  When you select a group contact name, everyone whose address is included in the group list is automatically added to the address field of the message.

To create contact group lists

You can select addresses from your company directory (GAL) and from your address books, and you can type in addresses. Note: email addresses you type are not verified.  

  1. Except for Zimbra Web Client accounts, group lists that are added to your Zimbra Desktop contact lists are not synced back to your mailbox accounts.

  2. On the toolbar, click New and select New Contact Group. The New Contact Group form is displayed.

If you want to create the group list in an address book other than Contacts, before you start, select the address book and then click New>Contact Group.

  1. In the Group Name field, type the name of this group list.  

  2. To add members to this group, in the Find field, type a name and then select whether to search in the GAL or in your personal contacts. Click Search.

  3. Names that match your entry are listed in the box below. Select the names to enter and click Add, the names are added to the Group Members list.

You can also add email addresses directly in the Group Members list box. Typed address can be separated by a comma (,), semicolon (;) or Return to start the address on a new line.

  1. Click Save on the toolbar. The new group contact is added to your address book.

The icon   shows that the contact name is a group contact.