Thanks for the feedback. We are considering implementation of “Secret groups” in the near future.
Can someone explain to me how it is even slightly useful to...
A.) Automatically create an arbitrary email address as an organizational tool for all groups created in O365?
B.) Make that group searchable, even when marked as private? (Private to most people means the only people who know about it were invited to the group manually and on purpose)
C.) Add this arbitrary and useless address that no one ever wanted to the GLOBAL ADDRESS LIST?!
PLEASE FIX THIS!
I am having people email our IT support planner group for help... and no one ever knows it is happening, but they found an address in the GAL so its legit right? No! Just no! One last thing, Secret should be the default, people should only ever know about a group if others want them to know about it. Even if a group is marked public, the GAL does not seem like an appropriate place to advertise the group as no one is using the email address, even if they are part of the group.
Why wouldn't all features and functions be available in the portal? Even if the list is ungodly long people can easily search for key words and will be much better off for it.
If there is mail we don't need then it will be blocked by our SPAM FILTER, hiding any email from people as the default setting is absolutely ridiculous! The average user will simply assume all is well all the while missing potentially important emails. Think of it like this, would you rather see an email you didn't need or miss an email you did need? Most people would probably choose the latter.