Disable email notification when adding members to an Office 365 Group
I would like the ability to disable the email notification members receive when they are added to an O365 Group. We have the need to add a large number of users to a new O365 group and the auto-email will be confusing and disruptive to this group of people
Agreed...also very problematic when you change the group to a dynamic group, make a mistake on the dynamic group membership rule and everyone in the company gets an email. Yes...that happened to me.
Also, all the Microsoft workflow e-mail notifications are problematic if/when unecessary, as we've trained our user base to be very "phishing-aware". Our ServiceDesk gets many inquiries with some of these spurious notification emails.
Chris Hoche commented
I would like to see this feature set also, when preparing the new Teams environment, we want to be able to add the members and owners ahead of time, prior to end users receiving the Teams client or the Teams licenses. This causes confusion and generates helpdesk tickets as users may not be aware of the POC or infrastructure changes occurring in the background.
At very least, please allow us to enable/disable the notification via powershell wither in the New-UnifiedGroup, Set-UnifiedGroup or New-Team, Set-Team commands.
If its already there, forget what I said and Ill shut up :-)
Erin Herringshaw commented
I'm afraid of this happening to me as I need to create a large group. Do we know if there's a way to disable people receiving an email telling them that they've been added?
*This is on behalf of a customer request:
Feature Request: Add a checkbox to O365 group creation that gives the admin the ability to DISABLE send emails to new members. Turns out you can only do this via powershell today.
End Result: I created 2 dynamic O365 groups. One which contained all employees and one which contained all contractors. 1.5hrs after they were created, I was notified that thousands of users were receiving an email. Some were getting 40+ emails spammed to their inbox. Those users with more than one email were generally getting Out of Office replies from other members. In addition, some users were replying to the group saying “Remove me” which was then getting spammed to everyone already added. So, I deleted the groups immediately 1.5hrs after they were created. However, emails continued to send for many hours after; they were probably queued. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the knowledge at the time to check/flush the queue.