08-01-2019 12:36 PM
08-01-2019 12:36 PM
I don't use Microsoft Teams, nor do I have any desire to use it. I randomly get emails saying my Teammates are trying to message me. They are not. None of my teammates us Teams. They are people in other parts of the organization. How do I make it so people can not try to message me in teams since I will not see it or respond and how can I stop the email notifications?
08-01-2019 02:12 PMSolution
@Buddylicious To change your notifications login into Teams (web version if you like), top right click on your image (or the person image) and select Settings. From there you can change your preferred notifications - for you, they will all be Off. Your Team administrator may have auto-added you to certain Teams, so if you are allowed you could remove yourself from that Team. However, Teams can be associated with an Office 365 Group, which you may without realising be using. As to removing you from Teams all together, I suggest you contact your tenant administrator as I believe this can only be done by them, and the consequences of removing you from a Team should be discussed. Hope this helps.
08-02-2019 07:19 AM
Thanks @Tanya Denton for your response. I have turned off all of my notifications and I'm glad that the web version now supports Mac. This doesn't seem to do anything for the core flaw with this system in that people not in any of your teams can message you when you are offline. Now, I won't get the vague notifications prompting me to login to a system I don't use, but that doesn't do anything for the random person who messages me expecting a response that they will not receive. I have set a status that says I do not use this platform and to not expect a response, but even that is not visible when someone messages me. They must hover over my name.
08-02-2019 08:23 AM
@Buddylicious You will need to speak to your Teams administrator (or Global Admin of your tenant). I believe they can set up a policy to disallow you using chat and possibly Teams, but as I said before have a chat with your IT guys and see what they can do as presumably your organization has made the decision to use Teams. BTW Teams is good, it has helped us minimise the amount of email we all get and has improved communication :)
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