Remove sender from recipients in distribution group

Tina Black 0 Reputation points

When a member from our distribution groups sends an email to the group, that sender receives a copy of the email. How do we stop that?

I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in Rules.

We would like to remove the sender of the email from the recipient list.

Thanks for any help!


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  1. Andy David - MVP 142.7K Reputation points MVP
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  2. Tina Black 0 Reputation points

    Hi Andy,

    Thank you for your response.

    Yes, I have seen that post/article. I don't have Rules and Alerts. I also don't have the options that are listed in that post. Ack! I thought maybe it was because the post was from 9 years ago and Rules had changed. But maybe it is because I am on Mac? Is the interface different on Windows? I'm not sure.

    The best workaround I could find so far is:

    Create a Rule in Outlook

    Add condition: If it's

    From > Me

    To > Distribution Group


    Move to > Deleted Items

    Thank you!!

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  3. Faery Fu-MSFT 17,371 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Tina Black ,

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    Remove sender from recipients in distribution group


    Create a Rule in Outlook

    Add condition: If it's from > Me,

    To > Distribution Group

    Then Move to > Deleted Items

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