We use outlook 2010 and there is a distribution list in the global address book and I am part of it. Whenever I send something to it I always get a copy of this e-mail into my inbox. Is there a way to stop this? I have a copy of the message I sent in the 'sent' folder, I don't need to be getting the messages I've sent to this DL. Is this doable?
As indicated by other comments, the solution is to create a rule that will delete the messages for you. Below are the steps to do this using Outlook 2010, 2013, or 2016. Note: this applies to people using Outlook to connect to an Exchange server account. Other types of distribution lists may behave differently.
Using Outlook 2010/2013/2016:
- Click the File tab.
- Click Manage Rules & Alerts.
- In the Rules and Alerts dialog, select the E-mail Rules tab and click the New Rule... button.
- In the Rules Wizard dialog, select
Apply rule on messages I receiveand then click Next.
- Check the
from people or public groupcondition. In the lower box, click the
people or public grouplink and then select your own name in the Rule Address dialog. Click OK to close the Rule Address dialog, and then click Next.
- Check the following actions:
stop processing more rules
- Click Next.
- (Optional) If you routinely send yourself mail for other reasons, you may want to check the
except if my name is in the To or Cc boxexception.
- Click Next.
- In the last step, specify the name for your rule.
- (Optional) If you want to delete existing emails already in your inbox, check
Run this rule now on messages already in "Inbox".
- Click Finish to close the Rules Wizard.
- Click OK to close the Rules and Alerts dialog.