Email Known Issue: Persistent Forwarding Alert
This article applies to: Cornell Google Workspace for Faculty and Staff, Cornell Google Workspace for Students, Email for Faculty and Staff, Outlook on the Web
When an email user has set up forwarding from an Office 365 account to an external address (typically set through Outlook on the web), Outlook on the web displays an alert every time the user accesses the account. The Alert icon in the toolbar (the bell) will show that there is at least one new alert every time. Dismissing the alert does not make the indicator go away.
All student Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) accounts will display this alert in Outlook on the web because Microsoft interprets the way we route to Google Workspace as forwarding.
You will only see this message if you access your Cornell email account through Outlook on the web, not when viewing your mail where it has been forwarded.
While this issue does not actually break anything, CIT recognizes that it is both confusing and annoying, but we are at the mercy of Microsoft in this instance.