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Performance: Cornell Yammer invitations including group accounts and e-lists

Last Updated:
2015-07-28 00:00:00
Event:
2015-07-23 00:00:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
email, e-list
User Impact:
N/A
Workaround:
There is no workaround for this issue
Current Status:
N/A
Services Affected:
Full Description:
A feature in the Cornell Network in Yammer erroneously interpreted the email addresses for group email accounts and e-lists as being for individual members of the Cornell community, and forwarded a invitation to join the network to them, and to people who may not have been intended to receive it. Cornell engineers are working on interrupting any email response loops that have been triggered by this action, and also are investigating ways to prevent similar mailings from happening in the future.



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
Microsoft has turned off the mass invite feature and removed the button used to trigger it from the Cornell Network in Yammer. Microsoft has turned off the mass invite feature and removed the button used to trigger it from the Cornell Network in Yammer. 2015-07-28 00:00:00
Cornell engineers are continuing to review options for preventing similar situations from occurring again. Microsoft representatives have been asked whether it is possible to turn off the ability to send mass invitations through the process that was unintentionally triggered in this case. Documentation is being updated to provide a caution against use of the mass invitation feature. Cornell engineers are continuing to review options for preventing similar situations from occurring again. Microsoft representatives have been asked whether it is possible to turn off the ability to send mass invitations through the process that was unintentionally triggered in this case. Documentation is being updated to provide a caution against use of the mass invitation feature. 2015-07-27 00:00:00