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Distribution lists are a convenient way of sending a single email to multiple people and can be created upon request by IT Services. These lists are available for everyone to use in the Global Address Book. Distribution lists use a single email address to forward messages to a group of email addresses. Please note, external contacts cannot be members of BCIT distribution lists and must be managed in a personal contact list.


  • IT Services can add/remove members (recipients) of the distribution group.
  • Distribution list memberships can be automated using pre-existing active directory groups or other existing distribution groups.
  • Distribution lists can be visible (default) or hidden from the global address book.

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Designed for




24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year

This service may be unavailable during select scheduled maintenance windows.



Contact the IT Service Desk.

Getting started

Ready to start using email distribution groups? When sending an email, type the name of an existing distribution group in the To: box, or search for it in the global address book.

Outlook is available to all current BCIT employees. To access Outlook visit or open the Outlook application on a BCIT issued computer.


There are no additional costs associated with this service.

IT policies

Acceptable Use and Information Security policies apply to all BCIT information and computing.