Get rid of "Focused"
Focused inbox is not useful. Focused inbox has been putting too many items into the Other. Get rid of it!
Thank you for reaching out to let us know about your recent experience while using outlook.com.
We have some good news! You can actually turn the Focused inbox feature off and on as you wish. To do so:
1. Go to settings in the top right corner of your screen. On the next screen,look in the left panel.
2.Scroll down until you see a heading titled Layout.
3.Listed under layout you should see an option for Focused Inbox.
After you’ve clicked on Focused Inbox you will be given the option to “sort messages into Focused and Other” or “Don’t sort messages”.
4.After selecting one of these options make sure to click the save button at the top of your screen then click options on the top left to return to your updated inbox.
If you are interested in learning more about our Focused inbox feature and how it works please refer to the following article.https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Focused-Inbox-for-Outlook-f445ad7f-02f4-4294-a82e-71d8964e3978?appver=OWC150
If you have a feature you would like to see added to the app in the future please let us know here in the UserVoice forum. We make sure to read all suggestions here and forward them to the appropriate teams.
All the best,
The Outlook Mobile Team
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Prefer not to have Focused & Other Inboxes. One inbox is enough.
Diane Alvillar commented
Not an idea, but just a request, please give the option of all emails together vs. focused and other.
Please get rid of the "focused" email area.
Your "Focused" email feature is a complete disaster!!!! I missed several important e-mails relating to my car insurance renewal as this ridiculous setting was the default and kept the important mails hidden from view.
Please shut off the "focused' and "other" features for my inbox. Really a hassle when you are trying to find specific emails. I prefer 1 SINGLE inbox designation where ALL my emails come in to the same folder.
Focused Inbox is STUPID- and even more annoying- is how to disable it!
You have no way to know which of my messages that I receive are "focused" or "other". I don't like this. Can you put it back the way it was???
Please, please, get rid of the Focused/Other options. I keep missing emails because they go to Other. I missed a very important deadline - I may need to just change emails. I realize you are tying to be different, but the changes lately have made it worse.
I find the idea of a focused and other inbox ridiculous as it forces me to open two inboxes to get all my mail,
(sorry but you have no knowledge off which I want to read and which I don't) I followed your instructions to remove this extremely irritating feature and now the newest E-mail in my inbox is from 2016-05-02. Where did the rest go and how do I get them back as I have not finished with some of these conversations ?
I hate the focused/other feature. half the time other will not open
I hate the split screen in email - how do I get rid of it - that should be in settings somewhere
I don't like my mail divided three ways. Mail and junk mail is enough. This Focused and Other idea is a horrible idea. How do you determine which is which, because I can't tell the difference? I end up missing important mail. return my mail box to just Mail and Junk Mail.
I am having trouble getting emails from some parties ? Can YOU check it out ?
also.........I liked the old email better....NO FOCUSED or OTHER ??????
Allan Day commented
Hi. Not a compliant, just my opinion.
I honestly cannot see the point in splitting mail into 'focused' or 'other' mail boxes. let's just have one 'inbox'.
stercus feri commented
Do you have anymore stupid ideas coming that I will need to turn off? if so please give me a heads up on when to expect it and how to turn it off before the changes arrives. Maybe you can hire one department to think up stupid ideas and another department to warns us about it and tell us how to turn it off.
Jock Swan commented
The Focused column sucks, makes it harder to find new emails.
how do I get rid of "focused" and "other" categories?
JUST make it one list?
need to combine focused and other
How do I get back to one inbox, not focused and other?
poopy Johnson commented
Microsoft you dont understand The focused inbox makes you look so so so so bad we are embarrassed for you. please remove it as it actually hides the **** emails you used adn puts all the garbage emails in teh focused lol its so so so bad.