Working with distribution group membership approval

You can allow end-users to request distribution group membership through the Exchange Control Panel (ECP). Additionally, you can configure your distribution groups so that users can join a group automatically without having to be approved by a group owner. We'll take a look at how to configure these options in this recipe.

How to do it...

To allow end-users to add and remove themselves from a distribution group, you can set the following configuration using the Set-DistributionGroup cmdlet:

Set-DistributionGroup -Identity CompanyNews `
-MemberJoinRestriction Open `
-MemberDepartRestriction Open

This command will allow any user in the organization to join or leave the CompanyNews distribution group ...

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