Add the ability to whitelist trusted scripts on Mac
With the introduction of WordMail for the compose editor in Outlook 2016 for Mac (15.22), a script warning was introduced, stating: "A script is attempting to send a message. Some scripts can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer, so it's important to verify that the script was created by a trustworthy source. Do you want to send the message?"
The dialog presented allows the user to select a checkbox that says: "Don't show this message again".
It then allows the user to click either "Send" or "Cancel".
The message implies that this dialogue is to allow the specific script that is running to establish some sort of trust. Unfortunately, this is not true - any time that same script interacts with Outlook, the user must press "Send" or "Cancel" again.
As for the checkbox, here is where there is a disconnect: if the user checks the box, ALL warnings for scripts will be suppressed. This is not a great way to handle security for scripts from an administrative perspective. On Windows, there is the Trusted Publishers Store, which allows administrators to impose strict limitations for add-ins; however, there is not a comparable management framework for Outlook 2016 for Mac. This request is comprised of three parts:
1) It would be great if there were the ability to whitelist specific scripts/app bundles by either signature or location to allow administrators to suppress this dialogue for only specific scripts that will interact with Outlook 2016 for Mac (or other Office for Mac applications).
2) The message should be changed to show that the checkbox, if checked, will apply to ALL scripts. Alternatively, the action of the checkbox could be changed to programmatically establish trust for the specific script that prompted the dialogue.
3) This whitelisting feature can be managed remotely, securely, and without user interaction.
Every time this happens I'm like 0____0