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Dinorah Flores
Occasional Contributor

Currently, our Yammer network is set to require all posts to be confirmed when emailing to Yammer. Recently we discovered that emailing to a group not only did it not generate a confirmation email but it posted straight to the group. I also noticed the email address isn't the same as the previous formula of groupname+networkname@.com@yammer.com.

 

Is this related to the connected groups change? Does this bypass the confirmation email settings? 

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@Dinorah Flores Thanks for posting this.

 

I just noticed this behavior in my tenant and so I believe the default behavior might have changed.  I did test with a test user where their notification settings are still set to Email Me When "I post a message via email (This will send a confirmation email.)" And for this user they did get a confirmation email without the message being posted to Yammer.

 

Perhaps check the notification settings for those users?

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Thanks, Kevin. They did have their settings set to notify them. This change is confusing our users as the expectation is that they'll get a confirmation email. Additionally, users who pick a Yammer group name from the GAL thinking it's an inbox aren't aware they're posting their email to Yammer. That's definitely not ideal.