I am researching a way to temporarily disable Outlook Autocomplete feature to mitigate risk but allow it to be enabled on a per user basis.

Julie Alley (Lifelong) 5 Reputation points


Is there a way to set the initial setting in Outlook for Autocomplete to be turned off, but allow users to re-enable as they choose?

autocomplete has risks due to human choice to allow emails to be sent to the wrong autocomplete recommendation, and we would like to take this precaution initially but allow users to enable this if they choose.

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  1. SokiGuo-MSFT 22,916 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Julie Alley (Lifelong)

    It is not possible to set the autocomplete option to an unchecked state. If autocomplete is disabled via Group Policy, this option is grayed out, but it remains in the previous setting state after canceling.

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    It is recommended that you ask users to manually turn off this option for each user when they use Outlook.

    Also, I have found a similar post in feedback collection website, and you could vote for it. Many features of our current products are designed and upgraded based on customers’ feedback. You can also make suggestions on that website and hope Microsoft will notice this in the future. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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