DistListItem.AddMember method (Outlook)

Adds a new member to the specified distribution list. The distribution list contains Recipient objects that represent valid email addresses.


expression.AddMember (Recipient)

expression A variable that represents a DistListItem object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Recipient Required Recipient The recipient to be added to the list.


Use the AddMembers method to add multiple members to a given distribution list.


The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example creates a new DistributionList object and adds a recipient to it. If the specified recipient is not valid, the AddMember method will fail. To run this example, replace 'Dan Wilson' with a valid recipient name.

Sub AddNewMember() 
 'Adds a member to a new distribution list 
 Dim objItem As Outlook.DistListItem 
 Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem 
 Dim objRcpnt As Outlook.Recipient 
 Set objMail = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem) 
 Set objItem = Application.CreateItem(olDistributionListItem) 
 'Create recipient for distlist 
 Set objRcpnt = Application.Session.CreateRecipient("Dan Wilson") 
 objItem.AddMember objRcpnt 
 'Add note to list and display 
 objItem.DLName = "Northwest Sales Manager" 
 objItem.Body = "Regional Sales Manager - NorthWest" 
End Sub

See also

DistListItem Object

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