A Distribution List message allows you to send the same/one message to multiple contacts. These are individually sent to each contact in the list--the recipients cannot see each other nor their responses. It is not like common mobile group text messages which are shared among several contacts in your mobile phone.
If you send a distribution list text message to a group of 10 contacts, the system will send 10 individual messages, one to each person in the group, and responses are siloed between the sender and recipient.
To create a message to a distribution list:
Go To Contacts--Add a Contact or DL--Add DL Manually--Name the Distribution List--enter in the name. You will be shown a list of your contacts to choose from. Choose the contact you would like to add to the Distribution List:
Continue to add contacts until you have selected everyone that you would like in the Distribution List. Don't forget to tap 'Save' when you're done:
Note: Some Broker Dealers may have a limited number of people allowed per list. Check with your Group Administrator to see if this applies to you.
Also, we recommend not to set up lists larger than 100 people and not to send out more than 200 total texts per day. This will help avoid other carriers flagging your number as spam.
Once the Distribution List has been made go to Messages--Search for the Distribution List name that you have created.
NOTE: Please make sure the 'Search DLs' box is checked. You can find this by tapping on the funnel icon found in the top right corner. Tap on 'DONE' when the box has been checked:
Once you tap on the list you will be given 2 choices--Group Message or Distribution Message. Please choose 'Distribution Message':
Once you selected 'Distribution Message' then you will be brought to the messaging pane. Here you will be able to type your message. Then tap on the paper airplane in the lower right to send the message when you are finished: