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  1. Enable VCS/ICS import

    .VCS or .ICS calender files should be importable into Outlook for Mac.

    411 votes
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  2. End meetings early for Outlook for Mac

    As described on this page, please add the ability to end meetings early for parity on the Windows version of Office 365 the way it's described below.

    Especially during these times of this pandemic, having a built in mechanism to allow for time after meetings to check on family and prepare for next tasks.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/schedule-a-meeting-with-other-people-5c9877bc-ab91-4a7c-99fb-b0b68d7ea94f

    End meetings early

    If you're using Outlook for Microsoft 365, you can now have Outlook end your meetings a few minutes early. This can help you build in travel time between meetings. You can choose a different duration for meetings under one hour and meetings…

    427 votes
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  3. The New Outlook

    The New Outlook seems not to support email.

    When I click on it I get: The following accounts and items aren't supported and won't be available in the new Outlook.

    It then lists all my email accounts, IMAP, POP, Gmail and Outlook plus On My Computer folders

    265 votes
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  4. End appointments and meetings early (25-minute meetings)

    Allow Office for Mac users to set the default meeting duration to end early, i.e. 25 min for 30 minute meetings and 10 minutes less for 1+ hour meetings.

    This feature is already supported on Windows client and on GSuite.

    613 votes
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  5. FIX: 2020 Outlook for Mac UI doesn't show coworker's calendars

    I tried the new 2020 Outlook for Mac UI... it looked much better but when I tried to view coworkers calendars I could not see any other contact in my organization. When I set up a meeting, I couldn't even use scheduling assistant to see the invitees time conflicts for that meeting. I had to revert back to the older version because this is showstopper missing functionality.

    107 votes
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  6. The New version of Outlook should handle IMAP accounts

    For those of us who use lots of IMAP accounts, the New Outlook will be a disaster. We will be cut-off from Emails. Also the On your computer saved emails has gone away. If this is close to the final version then Apple Mail is the only solution. Please fix this.

    128 votes
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  7. Compose new/reply - has to go into new popup window

    Please make a setting that composing new emails & replies is done in popup window, rather than in-page. Literally everyone I know writes multiple emails at the same time, not just one, and people pop-open some old emails to drag stuff into new emails they are writing. Forcing me to click the icon to pop out the window is just ridiculous.

    76 votes
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  8. Looks very pretty, but seriously lacking needed functionality

    The New Outlook really needs to be a fit for purpose tool, its lacking so many important features that it is impossible to use as is.


    • Lack Imap (and POP) support so using with anything other than a main 365 account is impossible.

    • Lack display of shared mailboxes

    • Lots of Addons not working / or even displaying (Citrix Files in my case)

    After this I stopped looking further - its a total non starter without these basic functions. Just a pretty skin that doesn't work.

    So my idea is - Get it working with basic functions then push to the…

    59 votes
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  9. ISO 8601 standard week number option

    Based on the ISO week number standard (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISOweekdate), the ISO 8601 definition for week 01 is the week with the first Thursday of the Gregorian year (i.e. of January) in it. So I would expect 2021 week 1 to start on January 4, 2021. Instead it shows that 2021 week 1 starts on Dec 28, 2020.

    I believe the Mac version of Outlook needs the option (First week of year: "First 4-day week") that is present in the Windows version, so that we can set it to conform to the ISO definition. https://superuser.com/questions/1246132/wrong-week-number-in-outlook

    124 votes
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  10. The bottom Status bar missing

    Switched to new Outlook (Mac) and switched right back! The Status bar at the bottom missing. Can't see the number of mails in the active folder or the last sync time/status.

    42 votes
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  11. Support local (on my Mac) storage of email files

    Hard to believe, but the new Outlook doesn't support storing of emails locally on my Mac.

    The old Outlook (Outlook for Mac v16.42 does support email stored locally. This is a critical feature which you've dropped.

    What were you thinking Microsoft??? Are you trying to drive me to a non-Microsoft email client? It sure looks that way.

    42 votes
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  12. Customize ribbon

    Provide an ability to customize the ribbon, like moving features around. I wanted to move the SEND button farther to the right but can't.

    1,670 votes
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  13. 40 votes
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  14. Give back the option to choose text encoding under Format tab. It is greyed out and it is set to automatic.

    Give back the option to choose text encoding under Format tab. It is greyed out and it is set to automatic.

    36 votes
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  15. 1,116 votes
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  16. Outlook for Mac should respect system audio output device setting

    All notification sounds from Outlook for Mac are played over my built-in speakers, even though my bluetooth headphones are selected as the sound output device. I would expect Outlook for Mac to respect this setting and play all sounds over the selected system output device.

    15 votes
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  17. Set Reading Pane to light/dark mode as default when Switch Background is used

    When switching emails/views in Outlook, light mode set as background doesn't stay as a default option and reverts back to dark mode.

    808 votes
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  18. Hide messages from other folders in Conversation View

    In the new version of Outlook for Mac, the conversation view is too hard to follow when multiple "active" emails are in my inbox. The mix of archived emails, sent emails and more makes the email chain crazy to follow. Please add the option to hide emails not in the current folder (i.e. when I'm in the Inbox View, I see all items in the conversation that are also in the inbox). Then like in the old version of Outlook, you can have the button to show all.

    84 votes
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  19. Outlook for Mac - Windows functionality

    Why is Outlook for Mac so stripped down compared to Outlook for Windows? This makes no sense. Among the things that we need in Outlook for Mac
    a) the ability to pin tasks so that we can see them despite switching windows
    b) the ability to see sent messages in the same thread, rather than the annoying and useless "you replied to this message on X" date. If Gmail can figure it out, I'm sure Microsoft, can, too.
    c) Calendar preview of upcoming events when you hover over the calendar icon while viewing mail (as you can in the Windows…

    46 votes
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  20. Allow us to Customize the RIBBON and Quick Access Toolbar

    Reorganize your ribbon so that functions are grouped together, OR better yet, allow users to customize their ribbons and quick access toolbars for their own needs as users on a Windows platform can!

    588 votes
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