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Outlook group owners

Good afternoon,

In Outlook (enterprise) I am member of a group. If I click on the group Outlook shows 4 members, but if I go in the members details, they are 5 and the extra member is the owner. What does it mean? The owner can read the emails or he left the group but is still in the details of the members?
Consider that the owner is the administrator of Outlook Enterprise.

Thanks

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Hi @GiorgioAmodeo-3650,

Does the group you mentioned here mean the Exchange distribution group like below?
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If so, as I know, the owner of distribution groups plays quite a different role with members of the group.

When creating the distribution group, the admin can choose any users in the same organization to be the owners and the members(which means the owner might not be the admin user.) and he could choose if automatically add group owners as group members and some other permissions like below:
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According to my tests, if A was only added as a group owner, and after removing A from group owner, then A is no longer belong to this group. I also tried to send test email messages to this group and found that if A was only added as a group owner, he will not receive the test emails. If A is not only the group owner but also in the member list, he will successfully receive these test emails.
For more information about distribution group, please check this article: Manage distribution groups.


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In my case, I was handed over ownership of the group but am not in the members list.
I have tried adding or removing members including adding myself but its not working.
I still don't have rights. How can I go about it?

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