Team as distribution list
The group I created automatically generated a contact in the company directory. If this acted as a distribution list, it would be fine. However, it has potential to duplicate existing distribution lists. Beyond that, if you accidentally email the contact, it goes into the "Groups" folder, which for our team which has only barely begun using MSTeams, basically sends it into a void. It does not appear in the inbox or as a skype notification or even in MSTeams itself!! If at least it showed up in MSTeams as a post, it would make some sense. As it is, it's just very confusing if you use any combination of the apps.
This seems to have numerous issues related to managing the members/permissions, and I think it needs to be made very distinct, at least as a directory contact, so that there is less confusion.
Melissa Jovingo commented
I have to agree, this is a pain point for us as there is no good way to get a complete list of all MS Teams that have been created, to at least remove them from the gal.
Nick Orlando commented
This is a huge pain. Users in Outlook client have no idea that they are sending emails into a black hole when they accidentally select a Teams Channel as an email “To.”
The emails don’t bounce, and the emails don’t appear anywhere in Teams.
I would really like this to go away. I would not like every team I create to automatically create a pseudo email address in my company directory.
Sasja Beerendonk commented
I agree that the ability to email a Team/Channel can be good functionalitu=y, if the email content would just go into the Conversation. It now creates an email messages folder under the channel's Files where it puts an .eml file. And you nee to open it in your email client to view the content.
if you email an O365 Group it should go to the Group. If the user is subscribed to Group it should appear in their Inbox.