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  1. Support Dark Mode in Reading Pane

    Please make the preview pane appear dark in dark mode. The current implementation hurts the eyes and is woefully inconsistent with the rest of the application appearance.

    341 votes
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      20 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • To have an option to see the exact email address used in the email that received (or sent).

      Please support such feature to be able to see exact address used to send or received an email when either hovering the mouse over the name or double-clicking it.

      258 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • open msg files in outlook

        We store .msg files in SharePoint document libraries and OneDrive, and to my surprise they would not open in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

        If there is not a trick to make this work, it should definately be a feature!

        525 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow smart folders in Favorites

          The new Favorites category in the sidebar is nice, but should also allow Smart Folders to be added as Favorites. I want a few of my smart folders at the top of my sidebar. As do others...there are at least two other feature requests on this page asking to allow the Smart Folders section to be re-ordered higher in the sidebar so they are more easily accessible. Consider adding all those votes up to count for this request, because this request can help solve that problem too.

          1,079 votes
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            79 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Sign Druide Antidote connector for Outlook for Mac

            We use a 3rd party spelling checker supplied by Druide Informatique with Outlook for Mac called Antidote. Since we moved to macOS 10.14 Mojave, this spelling checker does not work with Outlook. It does work however for Word among other Microsoft applications. Our understanding is that with Mojave, Apple introduced security features that prevent communication between Outlook and Antidote. We see two options: (1) Microsoft “signs” the Antidote connector for Outlook, or (b) Microsoft publishes a new API to be consumed by third parties such as Druide. Would Microsoft consider these options?

            27 votes
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            • certificates

              Send a digitally signed or encrypted message for Google Preview accounts

              96 votes
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              • Allow customizable badge notification per-inbox

                After the latest "fast ring" update to Outlook, the badge count/notification of unread emails shows the unread emails in ALL accounts. Prior to this update, the badge would only show the unread count of my primary inbox. After the update, it also shows the unread count in my department's shared inbox. It would be nice to choose which of these behaviors is preferable, as I bet some people may like this change and others (like myself) absolutely hate it.

                209 votes
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                  18 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it possible to create folders in Outlook for Mac 2016 (google preview)

                  In Outlook for Mac 2016 ver. 16.7.0 when using Google G Suite (google preview) to connect, the function to create folders is not implemented.

                  This I think is a very essential and basic function that should take priority over other functions in coming releases.

                  181 votes
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                    39 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add access for volume license - send later

                    I would really like for those who are a part of a volume license to have access to SEND LATER!

                    457 votes
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                      65 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add setting to Show Details of email header (TO/CC/BCC) by default

                      Add an option in Settings to "Show" or "Hide" the email header details (TO/CC/BCC lines) by default, instead of requiring user to click "Show Details" for an email.

                      In the latest update, when viewing an email, the email header is now collapsed and all contacts listed on one line. This makes it impossible to know at a glance if you were on the TO list or the CC list, which is very frustrating. You have to manually click on Show Details for each email, and it doesn't remember your choice when you look at one again.

                      Please add an option…

                      203 votes
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                        21 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Focused inbox for Outlook.com

                        Enable Focused Inbox for Outlook.com Email Accounts

                        98 votes
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                        • Make the insert as text option available when attaching a file

                          When attaching a file, for example an HTML file, there should be a drop down option like there is on a PC, which allows you to insert the file as text into the body of the email. This will allow HTML emails to be sent from outlook without formatting being messed up and without using a third party email service.

                          64 votes
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                          • Allow requests for Delivery and Read Receipts to be specified as a preference

                            The ability to request Delivery and Read Receipts was recently added to Outlook for Mac, but you have to remember to set these options for every message you send as they’re off by default. It would be great if it was possible to set theses defaults in the app preferences (as I believe you can do in the Windows version of Outlook), ideally on an account-by-account basis.

                            231 votes
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                            • Black design of Outlook on MacOS looks ugly.

                              Make menu/ toolbar black and leave the rest as it was.
                              Maybe replace the blue selections with light grey.

                              This was really a quick shoot and miss ;-(

                              2 votes
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                              • Add read receipt feature to outlook for mac 2016

                                Add read receipt feature to outlook for mac 2016

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                                • Changing icons on the ribbon

                                  Really--not possible to change the icons on the ribbon??!! "It's not possible to add or remove buttons on the ribbon in Outlook 2016 for Ma

                                  92 votes
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                                  • Expand Read Receipt Usability!

                                    Please make read receipt feature available to "Everyone" rather than just a select group of account types and subscription types!

                                    206 votes
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                                    • Urgent fix required for Outlook for Mac (16.13 +)

                                      Test case: start Apple Mail and MS Outlook in parallel, go to any INBOX subfolder in Apple Mail (Exchange account), change status of any mail item to "unread", verify in MS Outlook the status -> currently no change will happen for email status in MS Outlook in case I’m connected to a restricted or tethered network. If I try the sequence in this order: change status of an email in MS Outlook subfolder and check later in Apple Mail -> independent from type of network the status change will become visible. This occurs since version 16.13 -> please fix it…

                                      17 votes
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                                      • Send to OneNote feature for Non-Subscription Licenses

                                        Please add the Send to OneNote feature for Non-Subscription Licenses as well. Thank you!

                                        15 votes
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                                        • Luxembourgish Language Support

                                          It would be great if I could set the spellchecker in Outlook to my native language, Luxembourgish. The language pack is already available for the Windows version of Outlook, so I am very hopeful that it will be added to the Mac version at some point. Right now, it wrongly identifies the language as French (due to the Swiss French keyboard layout that we use in Luxembourg), and it keeps correcting words that have been spelled correctly in Luxembourgish. Since I frequently write emails in multiple languages, disabling the spellchecker entirely is not really an option. Thank you for taking…

                                          3 votes
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