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Sharepoint foundation and distribution lists

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hi, I have a contact list in outlook exchange which contains a list of contacts and distribution lists. I would like to move this data onto a sharepoint list. The individual contacts have copied across with no problems the distributions lists which have groups of users inside them did not copy across. Can anyone tell me if they are supported at all in sharepoint foundation 2010?

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