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  1. Let user disable Outlook's integration of Skype

    I think it is uncool to the extreme that there is no option to disable the integration of Skype into Outlook, and that a Skype account is automatically created. That is entirely shady. Let people choose whether they want this application integrated, and do not create an account for someone when they did not explicitly consent to it. Shame on Microsoft.

    601 votes
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      222 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Merge accounts

      It should be possible to merge multiple Microsoft accounts into one, with the alias feature handling the multiple email addresses. I'd also expect calendar, contact and OneDrive data to be merged. Plus any Xbox or other references should continue to work.

      For legacy reasons I have two Microsoft accounts and worked love to combine them into one.

      503 votes
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        60 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create a display name for e-mail Alias

        When you create a new e-mail alias on Outlook.com, it should be possible to create a new display name associated with that alias.

        Current behaviour:
        - When you send an e-mail from your e-mail alias, it displays your actual Display Name.

        Expected behaviour:
        - When you create an e-mail alias, it should be possible to create a different display name for that alias. This will help the alias to be more effective in preserving the user's anonymity or prevent their primary e-mail alias from being discovered (security reasons)

        429 votes
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          17 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Toggle/Switch Between Accounts

          Toggle/Switch Between Accounts the same way you can do with gmail accounts. I have more than one gmail, and google allows me to switch between the accounts very easily. I'd like to see the same feature implemented in hotmail.

          325 votes
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            124 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Microsoft Account Domain

            Dear Team Microsoft,
            I have been used for 10 years several accounts whose domain was hotmail.it/live.it and msn.it
            Some of them were closed due to inactivity.
            Why don't bring back the possibility to choose multiple domain?
            I think that if you give much freedom at the choice (everyone can choose the domain more interesting and captivating to him), more users will register and use new accounts.
            Personally, i liked very much hotmail.it and live.it
            Considering the great potential and services which Microsoft Account have, it would be amazing for the users to choose multiple domains

            Thanks

            33 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Option to Hide Display Name

              I would like an option to hide the full name shown in the "From" section that is sent from my Outlook.com account and only display the email address. I think it would also be very useful to be able to choose which email alias this applies to.

              31 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • best email website

                do your think it the best email account website ever ?

                24 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to sort/rename folders for connected accounts

                  Since the new update, my POP accounts stopped syncing, so I had to re-add my gmail accounts using the "Connected Accounts" feature, which only allows for IMAP syncing. However, this creates a new folder in Outlook with sub-folders such as "Personal" and "Receipts" which I do not need. Yet, I am unable to delete them as they reappear with every sync.

                  Furthermore, the folders for my connected accounts are automatically named using the email address. This is a problem because folders in the sidebar are auto-sorted in alphabetical order and I cannot for the life of me figure out how…

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                    2 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Alias Email Send From Selection

                    Send from an alias email within office 365 or select with email to use and it to appear from

                    24 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • getting rid of alias mailboxes

                      There should be an easy way to get rid of an alias mailbox. At present it seems that if you create ananias mailbox under outlook.com, it stays there forever.

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                        0 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Warning of Primary Alias limitation

                        A simple warning that you can only change the Primary Alias twice when changing it would avoid the sudden and ridiculous wait of 1 week.

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                          0 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • No account identity visibility.

                          I can no longer SEE which email account I am looking at. I have email accounts at ***@hotmail.com, ***@live.com, ***@gmail.com and ***@msn.com. Since I linked all these with Outlook, there is no visible means for me to determine which account I am working with. I used to be able to hover over my picture and see the account I was working with ... what happened? Working with so many different accounts is confusing enough without being blind to which account is currently being shown. PLEASE ADD THE CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS TO YOUR HEADER! There is a large amount of black…

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                            2 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Connected accounts - Separate Folder structure and calendar

                            (1) For Connected accounts, please consider a separate folder structure. Something similar to a separate pst file that is used in Desktop Outlook
                            (2) For connected accounts, allow separate calendar. Right now, I don't see a calendar for connected accounts. This is a limitation (for me) that prevents me to use Outlook.com as a primary email portal.

                            16 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Syncing Time for Connected Accounts.

                              Connected accounts take a long time to sync. Can we have some settings to improve syncing times, and maybe give users a option to set the time to poll the connected accounts for new emails.

                              If nothing else it will set customer expections.

                              14 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Alias and Connected Accounts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Social Media

                                add facebook and twiter update with in outlook

                                13 votes
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                                • Forwarding email rules

                                  Hi, I am unable to forward emails only during certain days, or activate and deactivate easily, or automatically the forward option. It is not possible to set up rules for forwarding emails.
                                  With Hotmail I was able to write the other account once and simply turn the option on and off. Now since the migration to Outlook, in order to forward, I have to write the email address to forward to every time, and then turn it off every time. Which is a real pain because in my case I must do this twice per week.
                                  To put it into…

                                  12 votes
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                                  • shared mailbox

                                    Shared Mailbox.
                                    The feature exists in outlook server, but does not on Outlook.com.

                                    This feature would be great for spouses who want to keep their own private email accounts, but still want a shared email account that they can use for communication directed at the family rather than the individual (for example, email from the landlord).

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Single Sign On

                                      More single sign on integration with more services

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Alias creation

                                        As already signed into the account, why not make aliases easier to create, by having a button to go straight to the create alias address?

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Remove email alias limitations

                                          increase or remove email alias limitations (10 per year)

                                          10 votes
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