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  1. Background "Too White"

    The background in Outlook is too white and eye straining. Need the ability to adjust the color theme to include the background color as well to increase readability.

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    • adding "back" button

      Add Back option on email preview. When I open a email , there should be an option there should be an option that would take me back to my email list( where it was)

      35 votes
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      • Alert for SWEEP feature.

        After sweeping all the messages of one particular thread using 'sweep' button. It is not showing status whether it is processing / successfully completed etc.., As this feature does not handle multi threading . It would be better if it can show " Sweeping is in progress ! Please wait " Such alerts.

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        • Format for date and time

          Please show me the DATE and time for e-mails, not WEEK-DAY and time!
          Or at least; DATE and WEEK-DAY.
          Can not find a setting for change of above.
          Ingunn Santini

          28 votes
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          • Keep keyboard focus on Message View pane after delete

            Please, please, please, make the new website more keyboard friendly. Specifically, if I press "Del" to delete a message, the focus should go to the next message, so I can use the up/down arrows or PgDn/PgUp keys to navigate the new message, or press Del again to delete it as well.

            I have many emails per day that I just want to quickly scan through and then delete. It's very frustrating to have to click on the message, delete, click, delete, click, delete, when I just want to go delete, delete, delete, delete, (maybe look down the message a bit…

            24 votes
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            • [1] I don’t need a banner trumpeting, “opening your mailbox.” Just open it an go right to the emails like you used to—banner is unnecessary,

              [1] I don’t need a banner trumpeting, “opening your mailbox.” Just open it an go right to the emails like you used to—banner is unnecessary, annoying and waste of time. Get rid of it.
              [2] And when going right to the emails, there is absolutely no reason to plaster “select an item to read.” I’d be more than happy to do that [which I always did without prompting from you] if you’d just get that superfluous message out of the way.
              [3] Neither do you have to put in a redundant [“Click here to always select the first item in…

              20 votes
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              • Restore backspace functionality (action: go back)

                In the old outlook, when viewing a mail message, one could press backspace to go back to the inbox, or search results.

                19 votes
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                • Provide a menu toolbar to allow access to items such as sort by date.

                  My suggestion is to put the menu toolbar back in outlook.live.com web browser version. The outlook.live.com email system (in Microsoft browser) does not have a tool bar. I cannot manage things like sort order. For example, my inbox is sorted by sender. I would like to change it to sort by date, but I cannot, because there is no menu toolbar. Please fix this!

                  18 votes
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                  • Pop up reply or new email window in screen, being able to reply and view outlook mail at the same time.

                    Pop up Emails, be able to send or reply to emails while still being able to view other emails and outlook, while still in one window. (Can have a little screen window in the corner and be able to move it around. This window only appears when replying or making a new email, however, the setting should be of choice.

                    16 votes
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                    • full panel view for mail reading

                      full panel view option in mail .
                      please add full panel view option as it is available in old hotmail and outlook

                      16 votes
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                      • Terrible Layout

                        MAKE YOUR LAYOUT EASY TO USE. Having 4 squares in the upper right-hand corner is wonderful but, they have no labels and it's not a very user-friendly design. Please rethink.

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                        • Ability to add small notes

                          As I trade on the stock market I get a lot of mails (bills) from my broking firm on the purchase - sells that I have made, but most of them unfortunately have the same subject or have transaction id's. So every time I have to recall the details of a particular transaction I have to check many mails to find the right one. And all the relevant details are in a password protected attachment !!

                          It would be helpful if you could add the option to add small notes to email headers. For example if there was such an…

                          15 votes
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                          • Useless

                            Any danger of being able to read anything/ access anything at all?
                            Click on inbox...nothing shows
                            Click on Junk email....nothing shows
                            ..........same with all other folders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            15 votes
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                            • Turn off "Outlook found a new event"

                              Get rid of the function that finds new events. I need the details that are in the email that comes from my airline. I don't need Outlook to tell me it's a new event. It's really annoying to have to look at this useless info.

                              14 votes
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                              • Bring back view option (glasses bottom rt) split horizon screen Kindle Fire HDX

                                There used to be a view option - a small icon of glasses at the bottom right corner of the horizontal KINDLE FIRE HDX screen. I liked the inbox emails list to the left. But now the view option isn't available. If something works don't charge it.

                                14 votes
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                                • This new upgrade sucks!! Every time I want to open my email to read it, it wont open. I have a hard time opening it!!!

                                  Can you PLEASE make the emails easier to open so that we can read our email!! Thank you!!

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Password protection for receiver to view the email contents

                                    Password requirement for very secured email.

                                    13 votes
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                                    • mark a message which is read in the send item

                                      Mark a message in the Sent Items if it read by a person sent to him
                                      وضع علامه على الرساله الموجوده في العناصر المرسله اذا تمت قراءتها من قبل الشخص المرسله اليه

                                      13 votes
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                                      • Please condense pinned items at the top of email as the flagged were before

                                        Could you please give the option to condense the "pinned" items of the inbox so that, if a lot of emails are pinned, they don't take a huge portion of the inbox? It used to be set up like this for the "flagged" items... you would only see a certain number at the top of the inbox and then have the option to expand the flagged to see all. This way was so much easier than having to scroll down several pinned emails. Thank you!

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Email Reply Drop-down Menu

                                          When I click on an email in Inbox that I have already replied to - at the moment it's showing the message: "You replied on 00/00/0000 00:00."

                                          However, if I actually wanted to see what I replied, I'd have to go back to "Sent Items" and browse through in order to find which one. The inbox part should be a bit more intuitive and the message: "You replied on 00/00/0000 00:00." should have a drop-down menu that actually shows my message.

                                          Thanks.

                                          12 votes
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