How do I leave an Office 365 Distribution Group?


This article will show you how to leave an Office 365 Distribution Group. This service is also known as "distribution lists" and you may have heard them called this as well.

Before you begin...

Be aware that some distribution groups are setup through Banner jobs which can mean that you were added to a distribution group because you've declared a certain major or are part of a certain organization. If you think this is the case, consider creating a rule in Outlook to filter out these emails if you do not wish to see them.


  1. Open Outlook Webmail by going to in a web browser.
  2. Login with your MSU Denver email address and password if not already logged in.
  3. Click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner.
  4. Click View all Outlook settings at the bottom of the pop-out menu.
  5. Go to General then Distribution groups.
  6. Wait for the page to load, it may take a minute.
  7. Under the section titled "Distribution groups I belong to" Find the distribution group you are trying to leave and click its Name.
  8. Click the Leave  button at the top.
  9. A confirmation message will appear, click Yes to leave the group.


You will be taken out of the distribution group and will no longer receive emails from it.


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