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Add the From field on the action “Send Approval email”

Add the From field on the action “Send Approval email” like the "Send email" Action

Status: Completed

You can now customize who the Approval appears from - read more here: https://flow.microsoft.com/blog/button-types-more/

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It would be nice to have a response from Microsoft as the enhancement they applied clearly does not address the original issue.  My clients' staff are ignoring emails from maccount@microsoft.com as they think it is just spam from Microsoft - we need to be able to control the from field when approval emails are issued.  Microsoft, please at least acknowledge this and come back to us

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You can do this already by disabling any notifications being sent when creating an approval, and creating your own notification mechanism for the approval - for instance an email from a Shared Mailbox account, an adaptive card in a Teams channel, or a custom visual on your web app Annotation 2019-11-11 131621.png

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True, although it would be nice to be able to send from an O365 group email as well when the SharePoint site where the items needing approval are is associated with a group.

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And we are talking citizen developers in the client site who just ant to use out-of-the-box features 

MJA
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@Sunay-- thanks for sharing that new flow action that will allow us to send an email from a "shared mailbox".  I think the ask here is that if it's possible for the MS Flow product team to take this a step further, in particular for apps that already have a means to authenticate a person.   For example:

1. In SharePoint, when a user creates / adds / updates an item to a SharePoint list, Flow can be configured to send an email, from the person who created / modified the SharePoint item, to another person who needs to review and edit the item.

 

2. In Dynamics, when a user creates / adds / updates a record in an entity list, Flow can be configured to send an email, from the person who created / modified the record, to a manager / admin who needs to be informed to help manage permissions or perform some task.

 

3. In Teams, when a user posts an item / comment or uploads a new file, Flow can be configured to send an email, from the person who posted / commented, to a selected group of people outside of their team.

 

I used Microsoft app examples above, trying to communicate that from a business side -- this feature / action would provide us a convenient way to collaborate. 

 

Consider allowing the "From / sender" to be configured only for certain apps / tools in which the sender already has access / authority to read / write.  If Flow knows that the sender can read / write from Dynamics / SharePoint / SQL / etc..., then Flow can allow us to configure their email in the "From / sender"; otherwise we cannot configure their email.