Remove the ability for users to unsubscribe from a group.
Currently there is no option to prevent users from unsubscribing to an O365 group. This can cause undesired behavior for communications to specfic groups or manditory groups such as ALL@company.com.
Apologies for the previous irrelevant admin response. We’re still thinking about this one.
Connor Mullaney commented
Three years later and still not much being done. I appreciate the new admin response but I'm curious what is being thought about? Why hasn't this been done yet? Does it interfere with the O365 groups vision? My role and companies(s) environments I manage has changed but this still applies more than ever as we look at moving on prem DGs to O365 groups.
Elijah Longwell commented
Is this something that is even on the radar? Our org would love to take advantage of groups instead of distribution lists, but this is the key functionality keeping us from being able to do it. I know we're all tired of getting the "you should make a group instead!" prompt when we go to make a distro list, but the reality is that there just isn't parity there between the two services.
Furthermore, can you please change the "Try This Instead" suggestion that is highlighted as the best answer? It's explicitly the oposite of what we are asking for here.
This is a pretty integral feature for most organizations that needs to be fixed if Microsoft _actually_ wants to phase out distro lists for groups. It would be great to at least get an acknowledgment that this is a known pain point instead of a disregarding and incorrect answer.
The "Try this instead" has been wrong for over 2 years at this point - they completely misinterpreted the request.
For example, we do not want to offer students the ability to unsubscribe from emails from the Registrar's office. They need to get email from the Registrar whether they like it or not. Some feature of Office 365 was automatically inserting a link to unsubscribe at the bottom of various messages and we wanted to remove that link.
On the other hand, I have not seen the "Getting too much email from x? You can unsubscribe." link lately, so maybe that feature no longer exists. Taking back my votes so I can use them elsewhere...
The Try this is WRONG how do we get an admin to fix that? I was also 1/2 way through setting up 4 o365 groups for a client and realized that i cannot prevent people from unfollowing... reverted back to Dynamic Distro groups.
Kyle Ray commented
Yes. We need the ability to make membership in certain groups mandatory.
The following, "Follow the instructions here to unsubscribe to a group:" makes it clear that the intent of the request is NOT understood. Please read again. It is important to NOT allow a user to unsubscribe from groups that the entity has determined all users should be a part of (they should get the emails, access to the group mailbox...).
We still need this. I'm really tired of having distribution groups and matching O365 groups...
Original Post says "REMOVE the ability for users to unsubscribe from a group."
It is honestly ridiculous that this even needs to be a request for an enterprise level domain.
This should be part of the normal functionality.
Jonathan Isaacs commented
If you don't want to enable it through the UI, please give us a PowerShell cmd we can run!
Without this functionality, we cannot move distribution groups to O365 groups.
If this issue were fixed, we could replace almost all of our distribution lists with office 365 groups. Please review admin response
James Read commented
Is there going to be more work on this issue?
Mijanou Bishoff commented
The only option right now is to create a dynamic group since users are not able to leave a dynamic group. The downside is you need the correct licences and can only base the group on a user property. If only the admin could have posted that...
Michel Kennis commented
admin: please read the comments here. Your solution is not right. For example, the employees of a departement should not of the possibility to opt-out of their Departement O365 group. Please review your answer.
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Yes, this is a must have requirement. We need this as an option to disable else what's point of creating an all employee group if everyone has the option to opt out. They can & will opt out, and all our important communication mails will go in vain. Please fix it.
I agree with everyone, this doesn't even belong in a corporate environment. Please allow us to turn it off.
BTW-the admin response is probably one those stupid ai bots everyone is using. They never work right,
admin you suck big time
This is absurd. Why would we want to provide an option for employees to remove themselves from the main communication tool? This auto remove from group feature needs to be removed
With the admin response a year and 8 months ago it's safe to say this isn't getting any attention. I am guessing once there's an admin response like this no more notifications go to any MS reps.Essentially, putting it in an inactive state - again, my guess given the amount of time with no admin response. Please go vote for one that's active:
Microsoft Admin seems to have missunderstood the request here, and the Admin response is incorrect. Please review further. Many Thanks!