But here is something new :
We have noticed today that when we share an Office 365 SharePoint site with external users, the users might get different types of e-mails :
For instance (as User1) my e-mail address in my Office 365 tenant is email@example.com and I’m sharing a SharePoint site with another user (User2) firstname.lastname@example.org and another one (User 3) email@example.com
User 2 will get the following message :
However, user 3 still receive the message from Microsoft and not from the sergeluca :
Here is what user 3 will receive (in his gmail address) :
The first (major) difference here is that User 2 gets a message from sergeluca, and User 3 gets a message from Microsoft : very annoying because this message could potentially be considered as a spam.
The second difference is that User 2 is encourage to follow the site. But I don’t see the point: indeed User 2 is an external user and as such, doesn’t have a personal site with a newsfeed…
It looks like the first type of message is supposed to be sent to internal users (member of the tenant)-> so what ?
Why does O365 send 2 types of messages to external users ?
I don’t get it…
The third difference is that User 1 (the guy who shares the site), is in cc of the user1’s e-mail (and that is great since we have a trace of what we share), but not in user2’s e-mail.