Under the Ms Exchange environment the Outlook email client can be used for nearly all official communication and collaborative tasks. Incidentally the Outlook application can be used to set meetings, discuss projects in groups, share common calendars and even book resources. Now if you are working on several projects at the same time, it is likely that you would send across emails to different address lists related to these projects. At some point of time you may encounter an error which mentions an Invalid Address list. The issue can be resolved by following a series of evaluation and problem solving steps listed below.
Start By Checking the Address List Name
At the very start you need check whether the name of address list that you have typed is correct to the last character. Once you have reconfirmed the spelling, try sending again. If the issue persists, move on to the next steps.
Check whether the list has been removed from the server or your access curtailed
If your address list is stored in the Exchange server, you need to check with your administrator whether the list is still available or it has been moved. Moreover you should also check whether you still have access to the specified address list.
Delete the existing Outlook Profile and Reset the Mail Server Settings
In case the steps mentioned above fail to resolve the issue you may have to consider deleting the Outlook profile and create a fresh one. Now you should renter the mail server settings provided for your official email ID and start using the new profile. Once the process is complete try sending the email again to the said address list.
Reach out your Exchange Administrator or Technical Support team
If the issue still persists it would make sense for you to reach out the technical support team in your office or the Exchange administrator if you have one. A technical resource can quickly diagnose the issue and check whether the issue is originating in your system or is occurring at the server end.
Ignore Error Messages in Outlook at your own Peril
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