Allow admins and users to choose if they want to receive copies of emails sent to Office 365 groups
Recently, users who send emails to Office 365 groups no longer receive a copy of the email in their inbox as a feedback of many users. This solves the needs of many users but not all. My suggestion is:
- Allow Office 365 admins to choose group by group if copies are sent to the sender inbox, similar to the already existing option that defines if members receive a copy of emails in their inbox
- Allow users themselves to override whatever option admin has set in this particular option and in the already existing option of sending copies of emails to members of the group
Thanks for sharing feedback! We are looking at a few options to see how we can solve this problem.
This is particularly important when the email is sent on behalf of the user but not from Outlook; in that case the user has no way to get a copy of that email unless someone else cc's them! since the email will not be in the Outlook Sent folder.
Abdul Sidique commented
We are facing problem while Emails sending on office 365 group ID,s and sender are not received in an email in His/Her Inbox folder that email are received Group folder and also member who is member that O365 group.
Kindly request please look into this matter as high priority and reintroduce the feature in office 365.
Gina Novak commented
Some users want a copy for tracking purposes. Normal Cloud DL's still have this functionality, so advising to upgrade to an Office365 group loses this functionality! Please make it so that users who email an office365 group they are in also receive a copy of the email in their inbox!
Kyle Gruber commented
This is a very frustrating difference between Distribution Lists and Office365 Groups. It's pretty obvious that Microsoft is deprecating DLs in favor of groups, that's fine, there's not a major difference. I will never utilize the shared mailbox, so just put in a switch that allows groups to fall back to the old behavior of including the sender in the email automatically when they're part of the group.
Andrés Cabezas commented
Not being able to receive a copy of emails I send to the group is a real nuisance to me. I prefer to manage and search my email through an offline email client. That client doesn't give me access to the Office 365 groups that I've a member of. I'd prefer to receive my own emails so I can perform searches for vital information in just one place, rather than in two. Not having this ability means I have to work around it, either by 1) copying myself on every email I send out to the group, instead of just putting the groups email (which I must always remember to do), or 2) sending a message to the group from a second email address, so that I can receive a copy of my message at my main address. (Not ideal, since I don't want people replying to my 2nd email box.) This really, really should be a configurable per-user preference, that each user can turn on or off for each group that they're subscribed to.