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MC264094: SharePoint Email notification settings

We are releasing a new feature to allow users to set their email notification preferences. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81993.

With this feature, users can unsubscribe or re-subscribe to their favorite SharePoint email notifications. Their preference will be respected for these email notifications.

MC264094: SharePoint Email notification settings

Affected Workloads

  • SharePoint Online

When will this happen

We expect this rollout to begin in early July and expect the rollout to be completed by late July.

How will this affect your organization

Today, users automatically receive email notifications when:

  • Someone likes or comments on a page or news post they created
  • They are @mentioned in a comment or reply
  • Someone replies to one of their comments

Additionally, users receive weekly digests of news they might have missed.

With the new email notification settings feature, users will be able to set their preferences to receive none, some, or all these notifications.

Once your organization has rolled out this update, users can adjust email notification preferences as follows:

Step 1: On the SharePoint start page, select Settings at the top right.

Step 2: Select Email notification settings.

Select Email notification settings.

Step 3: Toggle options off or on to set your preferences.

Toggle options off or on to set your preferences.

What you need to do to prepare

You don’t need to do anything to prepare, but you may want to let your users know about this new option.

Message ID: MC264094
Published: 23 June 2021
Updated: 23 June 2021

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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