Get email about your tasks and plans

Planner keeps you and your group up-to-date about activity in the plan.

To help you stay on top of your work, you'll receive email notifications when:

  • You create a plan.

  • You are added as a plan member.

  • Any plan member adds a comment to a task that you've commented on.

You'll receive other email notifications if your plan owner has turned on task activity notifications, or if you've subscribed to the plan.

Task activity notifications

Plan owners can have Planner send a notification to the plan's conversation feed when:

  • A task is assigned to someone.

  • A task is marked Completed.

These task activity notifications are off by default for new plans.

To turn task activity notifications on or off:

  1. Select the three dots to the right of the plan name, and then choose Edit plan.

    Click the ellipses and then click Edit plan

  2. In the Edit plan dialog box, select the Send notifications about task assignment and task completion to the Plan's conversation feed check box to turn notifications on. Clear the check box to turn notifications off.

    ClickSend notifications to get email about task assignment and task completion

Subscribe to the plan

If you want to receive all plan communication in email, you can subscribe to the plan.

When subscribed, you will receive an email message when:

  • A task is assigned (or reassigned) to any plan member.

  • A task is completed.

To subscribe, select the three dots to the right of the plan's name, and then choose Follow plan in inbox.

Click Follow plan in inbox to subscribe to a plan

To unsubscribe, select the three dots to the right of the plan's name, and then choose Stop following plan in inbox.

Too much mail? Notification settings are limited in Planner right now, but we’re looking into the right way to provide additional options. Have suggestions? We’d love to hear them! Leave us your feedback, or vote on features that others have suggested, at planner.uservoice.com.

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