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

      AddUsers

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

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

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

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

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