Beaconfire is in the process of migrating the staff to an updated Microsoft Outlook package. As we learn our way around the updated software, we’re finding new features that have varying levels of helpfulness. Today we found an odd attempt by Microsoft to add a technology assist by notifying an email author of the status of the intended recipients.
When adding recipients that may have “issues” with the email delivery, Outlook includes a visual notification of the issue. For instance, in the example here, Mark and Dan are out of the office and their accounts are set to automatically reply to any email with an Out of Office response.
Great, right? Well, yes but no.