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  1. How about bringing back the "SWEEP" function that allowed me to keep my inbox clean.

    DON'T UPGRADE OUTLOOK BY TAKING AWAY FEATURES THAT WERE GOOD!

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    • Show Number of New Emails in Browser Tab

      Show number of New Emails on Browser Tab.

      3,090 votes
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        Working on it  ·  149 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to change font size

        Needs the ability to change font sizes. Both in the inbox view and when composing a new email.

        This new UI has the text so small that I can barely read it even with my glasses.

        1,411 votes
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          591 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show All Folders list when Moving Messages

          When moving messages, the drop down box only shows a few folders and will not let us scroll down through the folders. We have to click more times to move a message to a folder that is not at the top of the list.

          1,091 votes
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            222 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Email total

            Email total - the previous version of Hotmail stated the number of emails in your mailboxes - the new version doesn't, please advise why this has been removed and can it be re-instated please?

            827 votes
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              335 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • highlight new / unread messages

              In the new format, it's not easy to see when a new (unread) email.
              It should be highlighted (like a flagged message) OR put in bold or something.

              716 votes
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                329 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Leave things alone when they work

                need to be able to send to many more contacts than present where I get cut off after 15 contacts.

                With the old outlook I could send to many more and if I made a mistake I could restart from where I left off.

                Please fix this and why did you change the old outlook without asking if I wanted to.
                Regards
                Robert Racicot

                522 votes
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                  20 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Restore one line per email in the message list so I can see 20-30 messages at once

                  Restore one line per email in the message list so I can see 20-30 messages at once

                  472 votes
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                    113 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Adjustable column width

                    It would be great if you could let me adjust the size of the columns in my inbox. Currently the 'sender' column takes up more than half the space on the screen. This isnot ideal, as I do not regularly have senders that would be of such a length to utilize all of this.

                    It would be better if I could see the subject and more of the message preview than a lot of blank space for the sender field

                    450 votes
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                      130 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Schedule email

                      Allow me to schedule emails, just like Outlook for iOS does.

                      369 votes
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                        43 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Making notes on emails

                        It would make a lot of sense to make notes on emails received so that when we refer to them in the future - notes would help to identify the status from the notes

                        45 votes
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                          21 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • customise display of message list in inbox to show sender, subject line and date all on one line

                          display total number of emails in inbox - this will help to manage emails in inbox

                          19 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show 'sent from' & 'sent to'

                            Could you offer an option to display sent and received recipients columns. This is because I move some sent mail to a miscellaneous folder, and it only shows my name, not the person I sent it to.

                            17 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • reply indicator

                              We are missing the little reverse arrow that indicates a reply has been sent! We now have to check our sent items to make sure we replied before deleting an email from our inbox.

                              16 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "Select all items in view" selects only a few messages

                                The "master" select checkbox next to the folder label when clicked selects only the handful of emails that fit on the screen - not "all items in view" as the pop-up hint suggests. The Shift-mouse click method also has very low limit as to how many emails it can select before it starts ignoring that the Shift is pressed. Gmail on the other hand does it well - it will select all the emails in the view regardless of how many emails there are. Perhaps MS were afraid this would wear out their servers a lot so they've made it…

                                16 votes
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                                  23 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bring Category Colomn back

                                  There is no category colomn in mail which make me feel organised that if any uncategorised mail is there then i can identify and work on it.

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Category counter of unread emails in each category

                                    Categories should display a counter of unread emails in each category. For example: a "Bills" category should show how many unread emails are in that category - alerting me that I have a new bill.

                                    14 votes
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                                    • Please add an option for a mouse-and-keyboard friendly layout

                                      I'm accessing Outlook webmail from my PC 100% of the time. I understand the idea behind this new layout (being touchscreen-friendly and all), but please add an option to have a more classic, mouse-and-keyboard friendly layout. This new one wastes a lot of vertical space for no reason other than to be useful on devices i do *not* use Outlook with.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Scroll bar in the inbox is WAY too fast and jumps

                                        I have my list of emails on the left and my reading pane on the right. When I use the bar to the right of the list of emails to scroll down them it goes far, far too fast. It makes it HUGELY difficult and ENORMOUSLY frustrating if you're like me and receive hundreds of emails a day and want to delete them in blocks of more than about 8. I am so angry about this I am considering quitting hotmail. The scroll down bar works perfectly and much slower if you go into a list of spam emails or…

                                        13 votes
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                                          17 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Preview of email body

                                          The new layout with more text from the body of the email showing is really annoying! Please allow us to 'compact' the emails in inbox to just show the subject line - like it was before!

                                          13 votes
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