Naming Policies for DL

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Hello All,


just wanted to clarify on a point mentioned in this article.


It says "The group naming policy for distribution groups is applied only to groups created by users. When you or other administrators use the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) to create distribution groups, the group naming policy is ignored and not applied to the group name"


Can end users create Distribution Lists? if so how? I was under the impression that users can create O365 Groups and not legacy Distribution lists?


Please clarify.





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Hi Vinod,


You are correct, users can only create Groups not Distribution Groups, only Admins.

So the bug of the policy being applied to a Distribution List being changed has been fixed?

We turned off the policy for Group Naming because of that issue.