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  1. Rules no longer working

    I used to love being able to send my newsletters to different folders. ie Pinterest to a Craft folder. However none of my rules are working anymore even though I have tried to recreate them a few times. It makes going through my junk folder twice as long.

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    • drag and drop to move emails

      you used to be able to click and hold the envelope on the main inbox screen to move emails into folders. This seems to have disappeared with the updated look of the new outlook.

      218 votes
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      • Print does not work

        When I click on print, the function acts as if it will work. However, the small page shown in the print dialogue box is blank and the page printed by clicking print in the dialogue box is also blank. Please fix this.

        130 votes
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        • Remove 30 day security update waiting period

          If you want to change your password and have to update your security info, you are required to first update the security info and then wait for 30 days until this is approved before the password can be changed. Hypothetically, if someone has obtained a password this gives them 30 days of access to an account before the password can be changed. This waiting period essentially allows for exactly what it is trying to prevent - unauthorized access to hotmail accounts. There should be a way to change a password immediately even if your security info needs updating.

          126 votes
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          • New Mobile Website

            The new design doesn't work fine in mobile browsers.

            -nothing works on first tap. You have to spam a button to get an email opened

            -the "mark all" feature seems to not follow any logic. It randomly marks some of the mails that are visible on the screen. Not even all, just a few

            -even if you try to mark them manually, they will unmark themselves after a few taps. It is nearly impossible to mark all emails. Only with luck

            -the "delete" button doesn't work sometimes. You have to reload.

            -and the website itself takes ages to load and…

            121 votes
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            • Improve the sync between Outlook.com and Outlook (EAS)

              The sync between Outlook.com and the desktop Outlook isnt stable. Improve it!

              90 votes
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              • Search Mail/People

                Make it easier to search for emails via email addresses or Subject like in the previous version.

                The new search lets us type the complet e-mail ad as well as subject before searching.

                84 votes
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                  24 comments  ·  Report an Issue  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • WLM 2012 compatibility

                  Make the new OUTLOOK format compatible with Windows Live Mail 2012 !!!!!

                  80 votes
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                  • making outlook work

                    my idea is to make outlokk work as well as hotmail used to. this new service is dreadful. wait ages for emails to open, click on inbox and nothing happens. it really is poor. im thinking of moving all of my contacts to yahoo as outlook is so poor.

                    60 votes
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                    • Restore my old email.

                      Its an old idea and that is giving us the option to go back to a page by page mailbox. This new outlook doesn't work for me. I am on a tablet that makes me open every email and it is difficult to delete one at a time. I now have over 7000! I would like to get it cleared out but I need to check the 7000+ . Now I would be scrolling forever and never get to the end. Please help

                      55 votes
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                      • Not receiving emails from a POP connected account

                        I have spent hours with Microsoft support, checked all available support websites, and posted to the "Microsoft Community" discussion forum: this appears to be a widespread problem and no one has found a solution. I'm ready to join the exodus to gmail.

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                          7 comments  ·  Report an Issue  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • search function not working

                          search function does not work. It's missed out emails that I know exist if I scroll through

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                          • PURGE EMAIL FOREVER

                            Security issue with new Outlook Mail versus old Outlook Email. Tech could not figure this out either.

                            You can delete email from Outlook Mail on Internet Explorer, but you can still recover email after deletion. We use to have an option to PURGE all email FOREVER. Now you have to purge EVERY EMAIL individually. No way to select everything. I have confidential info in email, that if a hacker compromises my account by chance, he can recover email that should be gone forever.
                            Now I have hundreds of email that I have to checkbox EACH ITEM. We need a way…

                            39 votes
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                            • The delete mechanism is unreliable

                              Using my account on a mobile phone, when i select all to delete all in the deleted items folder, after pressing the bin symbol nothing happens. Could you improve this? Also when selecting multiple emails, they constantly deselect themselves.

                              39 votes
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                              • Collapse Folders

                                The functionality of Outlook OWA needs to mimic the Outlook Client in regards to collapsing and expanding folders. If I collapse the entire mail box at the top, all sub-folders collapse, and the subfolders remain collapsed when I expand the mail box. The condition of expanded/collapsed folders is maintained from one session to another.

                                35 votes
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                                • Automatic Deletion

                                  Hi,
                                  Just wondering any possibility to change the automatic permanent deletion of mails from Deleted items folder ie, the Emails will be there in deleted items box until the user delete it again. Other email providers are giving this option in there Email service.

                                  32 votes
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                                  • Printing draft emails

                                    we are unable to print draft emails within outlook.com or the webmail access. We used to have the option to print draft emails, but it looks like we were upgraded the past week and that feature is no longer.

                                    Also used to have it where flagged emails would automatically appear at top of inbox. We can now sort flagged which is fine, but it used to have flagged emails at the top of the inbox.

                                    Most important is the print option from drafts. Please advise.

                                    32 votes
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                                    • bug with check all junk mail and uncheck selected

                                      Nice new interface! Two suggestions:
                                      1) It'd be nice to be able to check all of the junk mail at the same time (which you do offer) but be able to go through the junk mail and uncheck the ones you actually want to see. On my computer, unchecking one unchecks all of the mail except for what is immediately visible on my screen; a bug, I suppose.
                                      2) Make the message headings more compact so more of them are visible. On a laptop I can prescreen only 6-7 at a time.

                                      30 votes
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                                      • RULES - "FOR THESE SENDERS"

                                        Give back "FOR THESE SENDERS". Having to do rules one at a time is ridiculous. Also, all of a sudden my rules are not working so I will have to go back, one at a time consuming, tedious, multi-multi-step time, to redo every bloody one.

                                        With this latest "update", you have taken away, in one fell-swoop, the very features that made me stick with my Live.com.

                                        I hate it now. Nothing is intuitive, easy - it's harder to view, much more cumbersome to use.

                                        30 votes
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                                        • all of my contact photos were purged from the contacts as of the recent migration. I had added all of these contact photos in Windows phone

                                          The outlook migration purged all of my contact photos that I have added over 10 years' worth of Windows Phone use. I would like to have them back. I am not the only person in this situation and this is an embarrassing oversight for the migration effort to have this occur.

                                          29 votes
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