Outlook – Disable the mention feature

By now, you are aware of the @mention feature in Outlook, allowing you to mention/tag a person or a group in the body of your email while also adding it in the TO field.

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If this feature is annoying for you, you can disable it from the Outlook options under the Mail\Send messages by unchecking the Suggest name to mention setting.

After restarting your Outlook client, the @mention will now longer works.

NOTE this applies only to emails you are sending, it does not block others to use the @mention to tag you

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Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies