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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.

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        Working on it  ·  162 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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…

        38 votes
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          22 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

          31 votes
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          • Missing the focused inbox. my inbox seems to be messed up with promo msgs

            Hey i have seen the latest outlook inbox, hah its become classy now..i was bored of ur conventional blue theme and now i am happy to see a lot more themes...
            i have a suggestion for you...now my inbox seems to be messed up with all the mail..all the promotional msgs are seen in my inbox. make an option for focused inbox like in outlook application. i just loved that application and i really enjoy that feature. i hope you will include that too into this new baby.

            30 votes
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            • 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.

              22 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Colored Flags

                Different color flags to mark messages, with different priorities.

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                • Inbox mail should be 'latest received' on top.

                  It would be good if emails in the Inbox displayed the date sent (not the day) as well as the time. Actually the date would be more important.
                  It used to be like that before, but now my Inbox seems to be jumbled with no
                  indication as to when the messages were sent or were received in my Inbox.
                  Also can the first pane with Folders/Inbox be narrower, leaving , etc be narrower, lever more room in the next pane.

                  Thank you.

                  LG

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                    9 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Consistency with lay out design with all devices such as Lap top, Desk top, Tablet

                    I have noticed when I log on to my desk top (PC) my Outlook email looks complexly different to the layout when I log on to my Samsung Galaxy Tablet ,on my tablet the Outlook email layout is confusing and have noticed there is not an option to add folders like there is on my desk top"Outlook email" lay out. on the"Outlook email" lay out(Desk top and Laptop ) when you pull down the window to move an email when one as pulled down this window in the "move to " option on desk top and Lap top "Outlook email"…

                    20 votes
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                      5 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.

                      18 votes
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                      • 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.

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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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                            • Scrolling buttons

                              Can we have a button to scroll up & down, unable to scroll without it as it's too fast!

                              13 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • mark all doesn't work

                                When marking ALL on page. It marks only 16(!) messages. Where is the magical number comes from and why not do what you are actually saying and mark ALL on the page.

                                13 votes
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                                • unread email background

                                  Make the background of unread email different then read email, now its confusing to distinguish

                                  13 votes
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                                  • 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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                                    • more emails on a pge

                                      Email and title all in one line thus allowing more emails to be listed. Currently, I can only see about 6 emails on a page at any one time.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Customize columns and show icon column and column headings

                                        Give the option to add/remove columns. Also, show the column heading/name. Currently, there is no column heading/name??? Also, the old outlook had a icon column showing if the mail was read/unread etc. Thanks.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Inbox Message Style

                                          How about some lines between messages in the Inbox? Also, the blue coloring of unread messages is a bit too subtle to distinguish clearly.

                                          10 votes
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