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Limitation of O365 group email address

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Any idea why we can create distribution lists with a "." in the email address (name.dep@contoso.com) but are unable to do so for O365 groups?

 

Will this be be possible in the future?

 

Thanks!

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best response confirmed by Juan Carlos González Martín (MVP)
Solution

ok, apparently it's in the works:

 

"We are in the process of rolling out support for a dot in the email alias. We will make an announcement regarding this soon. We are also looking into the ability to change the alias after creation."

 

https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/286611-office-365-groups/suggestions/7338710-improve-manageab...

 

The reason is that Groups uses the alias (identifier) as the basis for the email address assigned to the group. You can give a group whatever email address you want afterwards.

 

Set-UnifiedGroup -Id Group -PrimarySmtpAddress My.Group.Is.Great@Mydomain.com