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MC329435: Message Center Email Notification Changes

Updated May 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated May 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated April 14, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated March 14, 2022: Microsoft has updated this post as a reminder to take action as appropriate.

Beginning in mid-May (previously late April), admins within your tenant will no longer receive the Message center weekly digest and major update email notifications by default. Any existing admins who have customized their Message center email preferences will continue to receive these emails, based on their customized preferences, and this update will have no impact. This change will also not affect the opt-in state for email notification of Data Privacy related messages.

MC329435: Message Center Email Notification Changes

New admins, specifically those with the roles of Global Admin, Message Center Reader or Message Center Privacy Reader, will be subscribed to a 4-week trial period for the Message center weekly digest and can choose to stay subscribed once the trial has concluded by using the Message center preferences menu.

Microsoft is making this change based on customer feedback, where the overall consensus was to allow admins to opt in to receive these emails.

When this will happen

This change is expected to roll out in early June (previously mid-May).

How this will affect your organization

Any admins who have not customized their preferences or taken action to stay subscribed to Message center email notifications will need to do so by April 1st, 2022, if they would like to continue to receive these notifications.

What you need to do to prepare

Admins who would like to stay subscribed to the Message Center weekly digest and major update email notifications will need to visit the Message Center Preferences menu, confirm the email address to subscribe and save their preferences.

Another way to get to the Message Center Preferences — where you can customize Message Center view and emails — is by clicking on the Preferences button located above the filter menu. If you don’t see the Preferences button, please ensure that all messages in the list are unselected.”

Another way to get to the Message Center Preferences -- where you can customize Message Center view and emails -- is by clicking on the Preferences button located above the filter menu.

Admins who would like to stay subscribed to the Message Center weekly digest and major update email notifications will need to visit the Message Center Preferences menu, confirm the email address to subscribe and save their preferences.

Message ID: MC329435
Published: 11 February 2022
Updated: 26 May 2022
Action required by: 01 April 2022

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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