It should be possible to not get ANY email from the group.
Since the group is integrated in outlook next to your Inbox, I (and my colleagues) want to keep everything that's been said in the group, inside the group.
As soon as someone replies to a message you posted in the group, you start receiving those replies in your inbox, but the answer is also inside the group, and again my mailbox overflows. If the conversation only stays in the group, the context would be clear immediately.
Currently there seems to be no way to set preferences on when you want to be informed by email (for example on reply, when your name is mentioned in the message, etc.). Cfr. Slack where you can decide when and if you'd like to be notified (if at all).
Without this, groups are useless, since they don't make our inbox smaller, they'd just add more clutter, when groups could be helping to reduce that.
Some people like to get emails, some don't. Please allow us to choose ourselves.
Mark Edwards commented
I joined several groups. Never posted anything to them. My inbox loaded-up with Groups emails that should have never been in my inbox. Unsubscribe.
Marek Staniewski commented
I suggest to give different way of receiving group mails (as an alternative).
Instead of receiving a mail with full message, the user could get only link to message in the group.
After the link is used the message can disappear.
Dimitry D'hondt commented
So no, I do not agree that you close this ticket...
Dimitry D'hondt commented
Microsoft seems to be emulating some competitors behaviour, to reduce the damage, but you do not seem to have grasped the basic idea here : People experience Inbox ****. All the information is scattered through endless mails, those mails (or even the mail threads) do not offer enough CONTEXT for our brains to cope with all that information. The solution is as simple as it is elegant : you need a contextual GROUP where conversation stay in one place (you can replace PLACE and CONTEXT in the above as much as you like). Please make sure the product manager sees these comments. Someone with actual analytical abilities should follow up on this !
Otherwise Slack and your other competitors will continue to eat you market share....
We would like to keep group discussion in the group and avoid unneccessary e-mails
When I write a response to a group post, the author of the initial post is automatically added to the recipient list. We need a configuration to switch off this automatic behaviour. We don't want to have these responses in our mail boxes.
Isn't this available?
In Outlook 2016 click 'Membership' and then 'subscribe' or 'unsubscribe'.