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Allow for external, non-outlook accounts to submit approvals

Status: Planned

We do plan on adding support for guest users to submit approvals.

Kudo Collector

Hi @Stephen ,

having this planned is REALLY GOOD NEWS.   We have 400 external contractors that would drastrically benefit from this effort, but I cannot start building a solution until then...


Perhaps, any rough timeline or roadmap range?



Community Champion

Agreed, for businesses that work with clients and contractors, this would be fantastic. 

Regular Visitor

Any ETA on this yet?

Not applicable

Any news on this?

The status is "Planned", is there any news about when this is expected?

New Member

Hi @Stephen , is there any update on this? 

Thanks in advance for your help


New Member


I finally understood why my tests were working fine, but approval from guests emails are failling...
I needed to use an email form field as requestor, of course not in my company!
Any overview of the planned realease date for this improvment?

Many thanks in advance!


Edit: Actually I changed the requestor email to the same email as flow owner and assigned person and it looks like it works not so bad

Regular Visitor

I think this might be a low priority because Microsoft are not going to be too keen on letting people without a 365 subscription to do anything 365 related... 


But on the flip side would give flow more web presence if nothing else. 


Not going to hold my breath....

New Member

For your information : you can set up an approval for non-outlook e-mail with the Power Automate action "Send email with option"

Regular Visitor

Thanks arthcgi,


I didn't think that option allowed to system to hook into the Power-Automate approval system, 


it just records the option chosen ?





Resolver II

It's been nearly 18 months since this was planned, and it seems not to have moved. With the corona virus now forcing mass working from home, this has just become much more important. Please enable this quickly!