Accept - Do Not Send a Response
Many people use the "Accept - Do Not Send a Response" option thinking that they are recording their attendance on the calendar event but not sending an email that will flood the organizer's inbox. This option should be updated to reflect the way most users interpret it, or there should be another option that serves this purpose.
Thank you for your resounding feedback that we should improve this experience.
We are planning to support this feature in Outlook for Office 365 subscribers. When both the organizer and the attendee are in Office 365, the tracking information of the meeting will be updated with the attendee’s response, without any email being sent to the organizer.
We will share an updated status when engineering work for this feature begins.
Thanks again and please feel free to continue up-voting and commenting on this suggestions.
Shannon Chen commented
I was hoping there was an update on this feature.
Shannon Chen commented
I am curious if this enhancement is approved or if you all are still working on this feature. I would love to hear an update!
Seems that this has not been done as yet, running on Office 365 and it is still an issue
My organization switched from gmail to Outlook a few months ago. Gmail (or Google, whatever its name) Calendar shows all attendees' status (yes, no, awaiting) for meetings without requiring any response to be sent. It is very surprising to discover after all these months that Outlook does not do it that way.
When is this going to be implemented ?
Esther Scherjon commented
When do you realize this feature? You post it on 31 october 2018. Almost a year ago.
With kind regards
PLEASE implement this feature! Staff members don't want to flood my inbox with messages, so they ACCEPT - DO NOT SEND A RESPONSE, but tracking shows no response for those people and I can't see who has accepted/declined. Staff members are puzzled about why I keep resending the invitation, asking for responses!
planned for when?
Wow, I have been doing this for years to avoid the additional email traffic. I realized that the meeting organizer was not seeing accepted in meeting tracking just recently. Now that I am here I see that many other do the same. Microsoft, just fix it already.
I have been doing WHAT by clicking that button? I had not idea that the organizer does not know about my attendance when I choose "Accept - do not send a response". Please fix this a.s.a.p.
Is there a planned date for this change on the outlook client for "Accept - Do Not Send a Response" ? Everyone is requesting an ETA for this issue please post an answer and honor us with a response.
For Calendar Tracking - Meeting invitees that will attend, but opt to not send a response - There's no way for a meeting organizer to know if attendees will actually attend, or not if DNSAR is used. IDEA: Have Tracking show users that will attend a meeting, regardless if they use the "Do not send a response" option. Currently, the "Response status" for this scenario is "None" - Change it to "Will Attend - Used DNSAR".
I have found in recent use of my Microsoft Outlook calendar with Outlook for Office 365 on my MAC, when I use the "Do not send a response" option, the meeting does NOT populate MY calendar, so I'm missing meetings. Therefore, I have to resort to using the "Respond without comments" option, thus spamming the organizer's email. Is this being addressed?
Currently, I only have two options to send an invite:
1. Accept and send response (or edit response)
2. Accept and DO NOT send response
If I do not send a response, then the organizer does not see in event tracking that I accepted. They just see "None". I would like to respond "Accept but do not send an email" which would accept the invite, mark my status as accepted to the event organizer in tracker but does not send them an email notification each time.
According to a post from Julia, https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Calendar/Accept-amp-Do-Not-Send-a-Response/td-p/152153/page/3, this feature is already updated for Outlook on the Web, iOS, Android and Mac. It's still being applied to Windows.
Jon Watson commented
Do you have an ETA for this work to begin ?
hello, any updates on this Issue?
We need to also track the people who has used the response "Accept, Do not send a response". People mostly use this response because they do not want to overflow the organizers email box.
Please fix as soon as possible. What good is a calendar invite otherwise?
Alex Puddephatt commented
Why would anyone benefit from the "Accept - Don't Send Response"?
- add to my calendar but don't tell the host I'm attending...
That suggests a mis-use of meeting when a broadcast Notification is really wanted.
Steve Rendall commented
What Outlook needs is for 'Accept, Do Not Send a Response' to add an acceptance to Tracking without issuing an email but then we need an alternative to the Gap the current way (Accept, Dot Not Send a Response) this works as it enables my users to have a copy of a cal invite which they do not want to commit to i.e. 'Decline'-but-keep-in-my-cal' as we used to have in Google. Using Tentative sends wrong impression - we need a Decline option that still enables users to hold a copy of the invite in their cal in case circumstances change later and they wish to accept