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Email Notifications and Alert Options

OK, so working out loud is good.... to a limit. Please enable settings that reduce the very high spam content currently coming from planner. Not everyone in the group wants to know ever movement on every task. Enable users to subscribe to various types of events on tasks. Hopefully at some time there will be some consistent settings like priority etc, that can be used as user selectable alert filtering.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This topic is from January 2016!
        Please priotize this topic. I am not using the notification feature because it spams my email inbox.

      • GregGreg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree on this one. Major issue. It's going to make everyone turn off notifications. Need to add notification features like in Asana. Assignee and anyone added to a task by the creator as a "follower" should get notified. Creator of the task should automatically be added as a "follower" for the task. Others can see it when they login to planner, but won't get e-mail notifications for every update.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Love using planner. Hate knowing every update I make is emailing all members of my MS team. Please prioritize.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes any update on this??? This is by far the most ANNOYING feature on the system!!

      • Martin CottinghamMartin Cottingham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree, this is shown as Started but when is it due, it is quite hard to keep on top of changes, either you get way too many emails or nothing, not very good.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Evelyn, your team members have to subscribe to the notifications in order to receive them.

      • Evelyn ZhaoEvelyn Zhao commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        None of my team is receiving any email notification after I ticked the box of Send notifications about task assignment and task completion to the Plan's conversation feed. The only person who received the email is myself..

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We've been implementing Planner here and running into this is a show stopper. Having to choose between spamming employees or zero notifications severely limits the usefulness. Is there any update on when this will be resolved?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great if this update could go through. The spam-like email blasts that occur make it hard to utilize Planner as much as my team would like to.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very frustrating to receive all emails unrelated to a task assigned individually to myself.

      • StephanStephan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still can't even receive a simple email letting me know a task was assigned to me (without subscribing to all Group communications).

        For shame!

      • EricEric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are TURNING OFF Planner as a result of this poor design. The Planner Team claims 14 months ago that they started working on it. It should be an easy feature and ridiculous it is still open :(

      • BrendanBrendan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This really needs to be implemented, surely nobody wants this many emails... Perhaps a small 'subscribe' radio button to subscribe to changes/updates on a particular task?

      • Austin JordanAustin Jordan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There should be an ability to tag someone in the "comment" of a task, ie I want feedback on something I can do @person and it will email them.

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