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.
Andrea Attard commented
I have been using Outlook daily for 5+ years, and have JUST realised that I have clicked 'Accept - Do not send a response' for THOUSANDS of meeting requests which did not inform the organiser I was attending !!
This is really terrifying, there is no indication that this is how this works, and it certainly should be changed!
As the person below me correctly stated, EVERYONE thinks this option updates their acceptance status, just doesn't spam the originator. TIME HAS COME TO FIX THIS ISSUE... Microsoft, we are paying to use your product, FIX IT !
5+ years on ... Still, the same shock within the office that "Accept - Do not send a Response" doesn't update the originator's calendar of the acceptance.
EVERYONE thinks this option updates their acceptance status, just doesn't spam the originator.
TIME HAS COME TO FIX THIS ISSUE
4 years and still working on changing?
Yes, please! Thanks.
Yes, this is exactly the thing that keeps annoying me! As an EA I often have to send meeting invites on behalf of my boss, sometimes to large numbers of attendees. I generally untick the box for 'request responses' when sending, to avoid flooding his inbox with 'accepted' responses, however I'm them unable to see who is attending in the tracking tab. This should be changed so that you can still see attendees, without having to receive an 'accepted' response in email form as well. We used G-Suite at my last job, and this was automatically built in.
Marianne Nygaard Krag commented
Autodelete responses is NOT the solution to this mailbox spamming issue
You should be able to accept, not send response but be shown in tracking
Short but annoying fix - only autodelete accepts but NOT decline (nor with comments which is currently ALREADY the possibility)
Surely, by selecting 'Do not send a Response' should not send an email to the sender of the calendar invite but still update the Tracking so the meeting organiser can track them. This to me looks like a Bug and not the feature. Can this be fixed as I have a lot of irritated users.
Just raising my hand, as another victim to this option's lack of clarity....
How many votes is enough to implement? How much time is needed? Outlook 2050 is the target?
Stephen Bathgate commented
Any updates on when this is finally going to be rolled out to Outlook on a PC? This should have been the first place to implement it as it was the original UI.
It's been 4.5 years since this post was first raised and still not implemented, how does that happen with an organisation as big as Microsoft? Is that because they do not care anymore, I think so...
I found out today because it took me a whole afternnon and this morning to run after attendees to confirm. They accepted the meeting but show None on the tracking list... I couldn't understand why this function exist at all...
Marianne Schenck commented
Can't believe this topic was raised more than four years ago and nothing has been done about it since... It causes a lot of extra work and basically makes tracking impossible.
Is this item on the roadmap? Is there a target date?
please please fix this so it updates the tracker. It causes so much frustration and rework.
Kjartan Henriksen commented
Been waiting for this for a long time. Would surly appreciate this being implemented.
I do agree. This is always confusing me when dealing with meetings. As the amount of meetings increased a lot in 2020 due to pandemic , I would appreciate the issue being handled by Microsoft.
Ok, call me crazy, but shouldn't "ACCEPT - Do Not Send a Response" show the organizer that the invitee accepted the meeting, but just didn't want to send a notification. They can look at the invitation and see that they accepted. This to me, seems like a BUG, not a feature request. Please FIX the bug. Lots of irritated customers.
Can we not get a Microsoft PE to address this issue? It was my understanding that Microsoft cared about the customer's voice. Seems to me if they were, they would notice 1931 people are having a bad experience.
How do we get this on the agenda. This is a bad experience and needs to be fixed.
Tyler Hall commented
This is needed. The inefficient follow-up "did you accept my invite" discussions across the world is mind boggling.
Fix asap Microsoft!
The fact that a person accepts a meeting without sending a reply email appears as "None" in the tracking field creates a problem for the person scheduling the meeting. The person scheduling the meeting gets no useful information on the meeting acceptance, and now they have to find out why the person did not accept. However, they find out that the person did accept without a reply and it creates unneeded interactions to effectively verify that participants are planning to be in the meeting.