This article will give you instructions on how to configure email alerts for a SharePoint library/list to be sent to a distribution list.

  1. Log in to CONTROL PANEL and navigate to Services > Distribution lists.
  2. Create a new distribution list and add members to it.
  3. Log in to your SharePoint site and navigate to Site Actions > Site Permissions:


  4. Add this distribution list to the site as a member of an existing SharePoint permission group or create a new group for it:



  5. Navigate to Settings > Group Settings and make sure that the following is true:

     
    • Who can view the membership of the group: Everyone.
    • Group permissions level: at least,Read permissions.

  6. Navigate to the library or list and click Library (List) > Tools > Set alert on this library (list):

  7. Add the distribution list in the field Send alerts to:


  8. Specify other settings and click OK.
  9. The alerts now will be sent to the members of this distribution list.