Admin controls required for New Feature: SharePoint Auto Digest Email MC215356
SharePoint auto digest email for SharePoint News is rolling out, but only the users themselves can unsubscribe. This is extremely inconvenient, we have customers who have thousands of users with active SPO licenses awaiting training and adoption activities. Their first introduction to SPO will now be a pointless weekly spam message from their new system.
SharePoint News is not actively used in all tenants either, pushing the feature like this might be disruptive to adoption plans and governance established. Please provide admin control over this feature.
I've got customers using the new translation services and not all end users have their language settings correct. Really worrying which languages are picked up in that automatic email!
Agreed. We use News in SharePoint but I'd still prefer admins to have control over this feature.
Ed Zandboer commented
Why assume everyone likes this? We barely use "news", so people will see news that is old, irrelevant or just for test purposes. And if someone didn't set permissions right, users will see news that they shouldn't see. For once, please let admins decide if a feature should be set to on or off (preferably off). Don't forget our users are not Microsoft employees, they work for *our* company.
Robin George commented
Certainly, I think it is not a good option to deploy this feature to any large org prod tenant. These emails will in such circumstances only create noise for users as well as support, and we must have an admin option to disable it centrally rather than asking end user to unsubscribe the email spamming.
We only use it as cloudshares for our files. Users are NOT intrested
Filip Wuyts commented
I agree. The basic idea is good, but in our organisation we would like to tailor ourselves which alerts people receive. We even have set up alerts via Power Automate, in order to make something that is familiar and recognizable to people. This new feature will only confuse them (in our organisation they are not used to receiving automated mails from Microsoft, so this would quickly be regarded as spam)
There should be a way to disable this feature by admins. The "damage" is done when the user has to opt-out him/herself.