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Create Exchange-enabled groups

Please note: When an email is sent from anywhere other than Exchange Online to an Exchange-enabled UW Group, the on-prem Exchange servers expand the recipient list with the UW SPAM score header intact, resulting in the email getting delivered to the Exchange Online mailbox of all recipients even though their UW Forwarding may be pointing somewhere else (e.g. UW Gmail).  Workaround: Users not receiving copies of their email may update their Exchange Online forwarding at OWA->cog->Options-Mail->Accounts-Forwarding to send the errant emails to their selected service provider (e.g. UW Gmail).

  1. StepsActions
  2. Go to groups.uw.edu and log in using your UW NetID and Password.
  3. In the top left corner of the page, click Create a group.
  4. Fill in the required details of your group.
  5. After filling all the required details, click Create group.
  6. Next, click Applications.
  7. Click Edit.
  8. Click the drop down box under Exchange Email and select Active.
  9. Optional – If you also want to use the group as an email distribution list, then select your Authorized Senders and enter the individual(s) or (previously Exchange enabled) group(s) which should be allowed to send to the group/list.
  10. select Update Exchange settings.