Alert notification for private Office 365 Groups don't work
I would like to see that the Alert notification for Private Office 365 Groups work the same way they do for Public Groups. We run into this issue as users create Private Office 365 Groups. There than wanted to setup Alert Notification under Files for Group members. It does not work. Change the Group to Public and you will get alerts.
Only work around right now is modifying the URL to https://testdomain.sharepoint.com/sites/testgroupyph/_layouts/15/people.aspx and adding the users manually to the permission group.
Marc Swann commented
Why can't email@example.com send a message to the private group while an external person can by enabling the authorization in the admin center?
It is absolutely incomprehensible ...
I would like to reiterate this. We are a school and we do not want make our groups public. We use file sharing a lot and rely on the notifications. This is having a major impact on our users.
This issue started since our domain was finally updated to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3134824
The problem occurs because the notification email is firstname.lastname@example.org whereas previously it was from the email address of the person sharing it.
In addition to this not allowing notifications through to internal groups (because this is not an internal address) it also prevents replying to the message - this is also a useful feature as someone may need to reply to comment on the file you have shared.