Discussion list or email alias for small workgroup

I have a small group of people that need an easy way to email to the entire group without constantly looking up people emal addresses.

I thought of solving this by setting up an email alias that forwards to all group members. Seems easier than setting up a discussion list.

With an alias the sender would get a copy of his own mail (but sometimes people want that so that they know the message is “out there”). But what happens if someone has a vacation/auto-reply message on - will the message loop and create havoc with everyone’s mailboxes?

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