DLP with policy tips only, no email notifications

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Can a DLP policy be configured to only display a policy tip but don't send the email notification? At the moment, only a policy with Block with justify and override action works that way. We only want the user to see the policy tip  i.e. there will be no restrict/block action but it appears a policy with this configuration then sends the sender an email immediately which has the potential to annoy a lot of our users.

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Did you try "test" mode?

@Gurdev Singh  On  your policy settings, You can create a Rule  --> Actions --> User notification. you can disable the notification for users and set only "Policy Tips"




@PrasannarajuThe way you describe it, doesn't work. Have you tried it? If you disable user notification, then policy tip disappears as well.

@Vasil Michevthanks...Yeah, that's what we are going to try having exhausted all other options. We even considered a dump mailbox to direct all these email notifications. Not sure why designers of DLP didn't consider a requirement where someone just wants to display the policy tip without getting bombarded with unnecessary emails.



I have now tested the policy in test mode with show policy tips but no luck emails are still fired. Any other ideas.

Have you performed any more tests?

@Jonas Back  Yes if you turn off email notifications you will not receive Policy Tips from the policy



 This config will not allow you to save the policy rule.image.png

Did you find a way to do this?
I strongly agree that this should be possible
Feature requested to separate user notifications and Policy Tips when configuring DLP policies:


Feel free to up vote and hopefully get it implemented.
I have also created a feature request with the Microsoft to have a separate user notification and Policy Tips in the DLP Policy configuration. However, haven't received a promising response from MS.
That's great news :)

Did this get rolled out?  It still looks like email notifications and policy tips are still coupled in the portal.

@heatha40 works for us. I could re-configure our DLP policy to just show a tip without email notification.

@heatha40 ,

Yes, it's been rolled out. We have successfully implemented the feature & it works fine :smiling_face_with_smiling_eyes:

That is indeed great news. We will give it a try as well.

Thanks!! I guess I need to look harder or make sure I am in the right portal

I found a screenshot of what it should look like (https://img-prod-cms-rt-microsoft-com.akamaized.net/cms/api/am/imageFileData/RE55Nbq?ver=ea17 ).  My console does not look the same:


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I figured it out. It doesn't work if you include Locations outside of Exchange or Teams chat and channel messages