Make notifications of changes to Calendar permissions OPTIONAL (Outlook for Windows)
Currently, if you demote or change the permission level of another user into your calendar (Calendar / Share Calendar / Permissions) that user receives a very annoying message that suggests you don't trust him/her anymore: "XXXX has removed the sharing permissions for an Outlook calendar previously shared with you.".
Each user should be able to enable/disable all notifications within the same "permissions" tab.
I'm currently deploying a segregated GAL environment in which I want to give users the option of only allowing a group of users see their free/busy status. (yes I realize that in a segregated GAL, look ups are impossible, however users can still be seen using their smtp address) The group is 10K users in size and when the permissions are granted (availability only) Outlook tries to send an email to the entire group. I'm glad that I locked the group down, however end users still receive the bounce message. There is no need to send an invitation to a user (or group of users) for availability permissions. Please fix.
Tom Long commented
Incredible that this isn't a configurable option already.
This is a terrible option. Nothing like someone emailing you directly as to why you changed their permissions to your calendar privacy. Please fix this asap!
F R commented
I just deleted an individual's permission to see my Outlook calendar. Soon after they replied to me from an email I never sent nor was I notified of its being sent, that they had been removed by me!
I might as well have "unfriended" them to their face?!?! There was no clear indication in the email that it was an "automated message" even. At least make so the recipient can blame the machine (who is actually at fault here!) and not the user!
This is a behavior I have never seen in Outlook, nor does it seem necessary nor appropriate. Is there a way it can be turned off?
Mike Gowing commented
Our Director of Sales removed permissions to her personal calendar and it sent an email to the whole company stating that she removed the permissions.
John Kroes commented
I unshared my calendar from the entire IT department to share with just my team and the entire IT department was notified which prompted questions from many employees including the CIO. How can this not be an option?