Disable email being sent to newly added users

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Hi,

 

We have had a request come in that an owner wants to add around 100 users to a O365 group but they do not want the users receiving an email to advise they have been added to the group. The owner would like to send out their own email.

 

Is there is way to disable this email and just be able to add the users to the group. 

 

Thanks,

 

Shaun

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I wonder if going into the Group Settings and unchecking the box that says "Send copies of all group messages and events to member's inboxes..." would do that for you?

Hi Bruce,

 

This does not stop the welcome message being sent out however I came across the powershell command to disable this. By default for us the group is created with WelcomeMessage set as True, to disable (set to false) this you need to run the following command:

 

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity "Name of your group" -UnifiedGroupWelcomeMessageEnabled:$false

 

This stops the welcome message from being sent. 

 

Regards, 

 

Shaun

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

And for those wondering how you can check the status of your group to make sure it worked...

Get-UnifiedGroup | Where-Object{$_.WelcomeMessageEnabled -eq $false}

...will return a list of groups with that flag set to false.