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Permissions vs Audience via distribution list

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Chris_Mancini
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I have been able to Audience links on my Modern Team site by using an AD Distribution (techteam@xxxxx.com) but when I try to assign permissions to my site using the same distribution I receive a "techteam@xxxxx.com is outside of your organization." message. Why am I able to use it for one and not the other? 

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Pretty sure because Audience targeting can support distro lists, but permissions cannot and require the group to be security group enabled.
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It can be a security group, a e-mail enabled security group or an Office 365 Group
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Got it...just seems odd that one aspect allows the use of distros and another doesnt. But, we are talking about Sharepoint so that should explain everything.