Oct 30 2023 05:32 AM
Oct 30 2023 05:32 AM
I went into the "book with me" feature to attempt to fix its broken behavior (allowing meetings outside my normal work time -- another stupid bug that I'm not even talking about now). I updated my meeting profiles with explicit work hours and hit save.
I have no idea what would cause this, but some step in this process caused TEN random people I correspond with to be sent a "Book time with me without back-and-forth discussions" email in my name. This is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE. No feature in any product should silently sent emails in my name to anyone, let alone ten randomly chosen people I work with! I am apopleptic right now!
This insane piece of garbage "feature" emailed the head of my department as well as the facilities department service account, so now I have a facilities ticket and a stack of confused people asking why I want to meet. I had to find these in my sent folder and reply to each apologizing and asking them to disregard.
I hope the product manager or developer of this feature reads this: Your idea is bad and a complete embarrassment. Stop work immediately and find someone who actually knows how professionals in a business environment operate. They will inform you that nothing and no-one should send a message in person's name without clear and explicit authorization, and even with that authorization, never to randomly chosen people.
I've never posted here before, because none of the myriad Microsoft bugs I've dealt with have ever screwed me over so stupidly and so publically. I will certainly never trust a new Outlook feature again.
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Nov 15 2023 12:28 PM - edited Nov 15 2023 12:29 PM
i found multiple bookings in my calendar for which i never got any emails to be aware of.... while checking the mybookings page i found no setting which would explain why i got no more emails when new bookings from people where done...but instead i found also this "send an email wtih your personal booking page to your top collaborators" I thought WTF and googled just to find this post here, never seen such a **bleep** feature implementation in any other ms product before, unbelievable!
Nov 24 2023 03:09 AM
@tkbletscHi Thanks for bringing this up here in this discussion. Yes, we too experienced it today. Microsoft bookings silently sent automated mails to people in contact list as if sent by us. Not sure who authorized microsoft to go to an extent of impersonating someone's authorized company email ID to send mails.
It was very shocking to see Microsoft slowly, irresponsibly indulging in such absurd and cheap practices. How can a application send emails by itself to random people from the contact list. It is breach of trust and violation of all norms, nothing less than unethical trade practice with no care for customer or customer privacy and their data.
Using Microsoft technologies for decades but today sure worried about the choice of using Microsoft products particularly its cloud products with such violations. Hope Microsoft listens this and acts before losing its customer base.
Nov 25 2023 01:51 PM
@tkbletsc yes horribly embarrassing. I am having the same experience. Emails going to the Dean and other faculty. People emailing me asking how they can opt out of emails that had never and hopefully will never send. The fact that the box is pre-checked is horribly inconvenient.
Nov 28 2023 01:31 PM
This is an absolutely idiotic feature. Why would anyone design this in a product? Very disappointed.
Nov 28 2023 02:18 PM