Outlook: Determining Shared Inbox Owners and Members

How to determine the ownership and membership of a shared inbox or distribution group.


  1. Log into the Outlook Web App.

  2. In the upper left, select the People icon.

    Example of the People icon location

  3. In the top search bar, enter the "username" of the email group you are looking for.

  4. You will see two search results, one for "username"@uwstout.edu and one for "username"-members@uwstout.edu. Select the -members option. This is the members group for the shared email.

    Searching for the -members group

  5. Select Members to see the list of owners and members.

    Example of what the owners and members group looks like



Additional Information:

  • Owners are able to add and remote people from the shared inbox. Owner permissions do not give permission to open the inbox.

  • Members are able to open and interact with the inbox.

  • Users can be added as both Owner and Member if they need both permissions assigned.

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Keywords:outlook email inbox box e-mail e mail shared distribution list group member owner change add remove   Doc ID:114598
Owner:Larissa H.Group:UW Stout
Created:2021-11-01 13:37 CSTUpdated:2021-11-03 07:29 CST
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