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  1. Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

    Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

    14,584 votes
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    597 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. You can place messages to the top by right clicking the message and selecting pin and it will pin it to the top. We are reviewing this feedback so please keep the feedback and comments coming.

  2. Exporting / importing email folders, contacts, and mail

    It would be so useful to be able to selectively export folders, contacts and mail messages between email accounts. It could be separate email accounts within Hotmail or across different providers.

    Helps with maintaining different accounts for marketing/shopping, personal, & work purposes!

    Thanks!

    174 votes
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  3. Inbox Rules

    While I can create a new Inbox Rule, it's not possible to run this rule against all messages in my Inbox already that match the criteria of the rule.

    Is it possible to update this to be more akin to the Outlook / Exchange inbox rule engine?

    254 votes
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  4. sound notification

    When accessing Outlook.com from a browser there should be the option for a new message notification sound. Right now there are no alerts when new messages arrive.

    179 votes
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  5. Custom Spam Filter and Mail Blocking

    Add the ability for users to create custom "rules", which automatically block or flag emails as spam. For example, "I'm a Nigerian Prince", "%%%VIAGRA%%%".

    This would be particularly helpful, seeing as spammers use many different email addresses. Blocking one sender doesn't really solve the problem.

    This could be enhanced by automatically detecting key phrase(s) in an email, when a user flags an email as phishing or blocks the sender. Outlook could then suggest the user adds the phrase(s) to their block or junk filter, to ensure their Inbox remains clutter free.

    1,164 votes
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  6. phishing

    Automatically block sender when a user marks an email as "Phishing Scam".

    714 votes
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  7. Spam effectiveness - Improve protection against self spoofing

    It would be helful if you inproved your email filters to auto block emails that are sent to me from a spoofed email account or a email account that makes the to filed look like mine but it a no reply email account that you use to send inprotant notifications from. Which me and other users have been reciving for quite some time and often in another langage.

    528 votes
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  8. Send email from alias on Outlook apps and email clients

    So far when you register a Outlook.com alias in IMAP clients all emails are sent to the main alias.

    49 votes
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  9. enable printing

    I should be able to print a month view with all of my calendars, or for that matter, any calendar!

    176 votes
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    64 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. categories

    Allow message list to be sorted without category grouping. Outlook for Office allows grouping to be turned off so one can just have the message list as before and have more real estate for emails.

    29 votes
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  11. Birthdays are always set one day earlier/past when synced from phone to outlook

    The problem that Birthdays are not synchronized properly is a very old bug that only affects users in other Time zones (e.g. British, German).

    If you use Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize your Contacts some of the Birthdates are moved one day ahead and some are moved one day in past. It seems to be a problem with da date format that is synchronized as I have no problems with a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

    Pleas fix the problem.

    701 votes
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  12. Save mail send through SMTP at sent mail folder.

    When someone sent an email via outlook.com smtp [not through any email client] save a copy at sent mail folder.

    115 votes
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  13. save email subject and body to OneDrive as Word file or PDF

    save email subject and body to OneDrive as Word file or PDF the same way it can be done with attachments. Saving to OneDrive allows better management of the email as part of a project or a collection of documents of the same matter.

    27 votes
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  14. Create Meeting from Email

    Maybe I am missing this, but I find it annoying when scheduling appointments online for my boss that I have to open two windows to see the date/time of the meeting in the email and then have to schedule on the calendar view. Is there any easier way to get back and forth between two or have a way that you can click the information to create a new appointment?

    159 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This functionality is coming soon in the new outlook.com UI. If you don’t already see it in the drop-down menu you access by clicking the down arrow next to “reply” when you’ve clicked on an email then you should see it soon.

  15. Easy migration from GMail and Google products

    Hi guys!

    You are doing a great job so far, that's why some people want to move from GMail and Google products to outlook, but there's a problem...it's so difficult to move everything from one place to another. Would be great a tool to import all the emails, calendar and contacts with images and all data in just one step, giving rights to outlook to connect to gmail and everything is done, 24hours later all your data is in outlook moved (copied) from gmail.

    51 votes
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    6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 245 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Ability to see all attachments / files in my inbox

    Just like in the Android outlook app that was purchased from acompli, I would like the filter based on files, so I can quickly find the files sent and not have to search through emails.

    97 votes
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  18. Delete older emails than x days for folders

    Now, there's sweeping function "Delete older emails than x days" possible only for categorized emails or emails matching predefined filter. It would be nice to implement this function under folders (like in Exchange). Categories are not shown in other (mobile, desktop) clients and we have worse control under this process. Moving emails to folder with "auto-delete" set (some kind of pre-trash folder but still searchable) makes better control under sweeping.

    198 votes
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  19. Multiple work addresses and phone numbers on contacts

    Some of my contacts have multiple work addresses. I am currently unable to add them as work addresses, making me resort to using the notes section to write everything down.

    Same goes for phone numbers. I can only have two work phone numbers. I would like to be able to add more.

    66 votes
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  20. Allow unlimited + symbol aliases

    Please would you consider allowing + symbol aliases to be added and selectable as the From/Reply address?

    For example, if my email address is richard @outlook.com I would like to be able to register aliases in my account like richard+companyname @outlook.com
    This allows you to provide individual email addresses to companies/websites so you can monitor/filter the email in a single inbox without creating standard unique aliases.
    It is a great way of then blocking spam when that companies mailing list is stolen/sold simply by blocking that single + symbol alias.

    Thanks for your consideration and for outlook.com in general.

    62 votes
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