09-18-2018 10:33 AM
09-26-2018 09:00 AM - edited 10-03-2018 01:03 PM
I assumed it always worked this way and am shocked it doesn't. Please have Do Not Send a Response literally mean to send no email. The accept should still be tracked.
10-03-2018 10:37 AM
This is a critical issue for me in my role at work. I do event planning and send building wide outlook calendar requests to 240 people on a regular basis. I have found that people assume that the "accept but do not send response" records your acceptance for the sender but simply avoids sending an email. I do not want to read through 240 emails, but I do need to see how many people have accepted or declined. None of us want unnecessary emails in our inbox. It seems to me that any actions within the accept, decline, or tentative categories need to filter back and be recorded in the sender's tracking view.
10-04-2018 02:32 PM
Perhaps changing the response to "Accept but keep response secret" might avoid the confusion that attendees think they're helping the manager avoid the clutter of meeting responses filling up the mailbox. Really, the meeting organizer should uncheck the option to receive meeting responses in their inbox if they choose.
10-05-2018 05:13 PM
Yes to both questions...in fact I am quite surprised that the system doesn't already work this way. How would an organizer even know if enough people RSVP to even conduct the meeting. Hope you fix this ASAP...
10-08-2018 04:54 AM
Hello @Julia Foran,
Thank you for your update. I am waiting for this change for a while. As there is a huge complain from people that they are receiving a hug amount of mails with meeting confirmation. Maybe for me it will be also nice to have "confirm without notify organizer" as the first option :).
10-09-2018 03:57 PM
10-09-2018 03:57 PM
10-12-2018 04:58 AM
Yes, please implement your suggested change as soon as possible.
I believe, the third option (Do not send a response) does not notify organizer, so the attendee's response remains as "None" in the organizer's tracking list, is at this moment, the most useless feature of Outlook.
10-12-2018 05:10 AM
Yes, please make both changes. All responses should be recorded in the organizer's tracking list. Whether they request a response or not.
10-15-2018 08:50 AM
10-18-2018 10:03 AM
I believe this change may have already been implemented, but you have removed a feature that I use very often. I am invited to meetings, and do not wish to accept the invitation because I do not plan to attend the meeting. However, I have folks that work under me that attend those meetings and want to keep them in my calendar for reference. Now, I can only accept making the organizer think I am coming to the meeting, which is wrong, or decline and have the meeting removed from my calendar. From this perspective, this change is no good.
10-24-2018 12:00 PM
I know there's a solution in the works - but here's a solve in the meantime. Bit of a roundabout, though should help.
Result: No one has to feel bad for filling up inboxes, BUT now all meeting organizers will know that you’re attending. And if you’re the organizer and there was a comment in the response, it’ll still show up in your inbox!
10-24-2018 03:11 PM
10-24-2018 03:11 PM
Bravo Caroline - as workarounds tend to do, this one is a bit fiddly but IT WORKS! One good thing about Microsoft's delay in addressing known issues is we get the opportunity to get creative and find solutions.
10-24-2018 03:16 PM
10-24-2018 03:16 PM
10-25-2018 01:34 AM
In my experience, users expect the response to be visible to the meeting organiser even if an email is not sent - the fact that this option does not behave the way users expect has cause considerable frustration and confusion in my office. Either the function should be updated or the wording should be clarified.
When is this going to be implemented? The questions were posted months ago!
10-26-2018 03:15 PM
10-26-2018 03:15 PM
10-29-2018 02:34 PM
Yes, please! So many users think that when they choose "do not send a response", it just means it doesn't send the email (a very thoughtful assumption) when, in reality, the meeting organizer has no way of knowing whether the person plans on attending. As someone who schedules a lot of meetings, it's caused issues over the years. The organizer needs to know who will be attending/not attending.
10-30-2018 05:24 PM
OMG! Yes and Yes! I've been using Outlook for decades and just found out last week that this isn't how it already works. Please make the change!
11-07-2018 07:33 PM
This is the behaviour I would expect to happen - so very happy for the change. That way a "No response" is truly that - people have neither accepted or declined.
12-13-2018 11:10 AM
I absolutely think the tracker should record as much info as possible. The only thing I expect from "Do not send a response" is not to get an email. Otherwise I want to be able to see it in the tracker. Same thought process for the second question. When will this change be made? Hurry!
01-02-2019 04:16 AM
01-02-2019 06:18 AM
Is there any update to this? The OP doesn't seem to have any edits but it's almost 1 year old. Is there a UserVoice page we can use to track this change assuming it is already being worked on?
01-04-2019 08:44 AM
Yes to both.
I'm also wondering if this will also be the case for hosted Exchange 2016, which we are currently using with Outlook 2016. We are hoping to transition to Exchange Online in the future...
01-04-2019 10:52 AM
Yes to both. I believe both changes would be very welcome. Usually, when an organizer does not request a response, it is because it is sent to a large audience, so makes sense for no email reply.
01-06-2019 01:43 PM - edited 01-07-2019 07:20 AM
Hi all, Thank you for your patience and your responses on this feature. We really value your feedback, and we've made very good progress on changing the way that responses work. As you can imagine, it's quite a large undertaking given the number of clients, protocols, and configurations that can exist across Exchange, Outlook, and 3rd party services.
We're excited to let you know that the first release is out! When you respond to a meeting using Outlook the web, iOS, or Android, the organizer's tracking list will be updated even if you choose not to send an email response.
There are a few notes to this initial release:
Please feel free to direct message me if you have any questions. I'll continue to keep this forum updated as we release subsequent updates.
02-20-2019 07:43 AM
Yes no matter what the user chooses to respond with, if they are accepting or declining the meeting, the expecting result would be that the senders tracking would reflect that response email or no email
02-24-2019 08:40 PM
This is absolutely weird and illogical. Irrespective of Organizer getting email or not for the response, responses should be tracked in tracking system. How would Organizer know if he needs to continue with the meeting or not in absence of recorded responses on tracking system.
03-07-2019 10:32 AM
Yes this is definitely needed. And if the user selects the 'Do Not Send a Response' option when accepting the invite, they will not be notified if there are updates to the calendar invite (ie location change, content change, etc.). When you make a change to the event and click 'Send Update', that user will not get notice of the updates on their calendar. Hopefully this change will also fix this issue.
03-18-2019 11:45 AM
Hi everybody, and Happy Monday!
We're excited to announce that this now works for Outlook Mac as well!!
Summary of status/feature:
When you respond to a meeting using Outlook the Web, iOS, Android, or Mac, the organizer's tracking list will be updated even if you choose not to send an email response.
03-18-2019 11:53 AM - edited 03-18-2019 11:58 AM
So what about Windows? The biggest userbase....
Ah, I see you say no ETA. Still hoping you might have a guess...
03-29-2019 09:26 AM
04-01-2019 11:13 AM
04-02-2019 10:26 AM
When this update comes to Outlook for Windows, this will be available to all O365 subscription customers, including Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Business (including Business Premium), and Office 365 ProPlus products.
Thanks everyone for your feedback and interest.
04-02-2019 12:29 PM
@drullo Yes, that is correct. This will be an Office 365 only improvement.
If you look at the first note in @Julia Foran's most recent update, she summarizes this succinctly:
This now works regardless of whether you and the organizer are in the same organization, as long as you are both hosted in Office 365.
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