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  1. address book

    Add or remove an address book

    Please allow the ability to add and remove address books as well as specify a default address. This functionality has always been in the Windows version. Would like to see it in the Mac version.

    21 votes
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  2. Extra alphabetical sort options needed for contacts

    when you use the alphabetical sorting of contacts (on first or last name), there should be a possibility to choose a second criterium or a standar way to make the sorting more logical.

    When you choose sorting on first name and have several people with the same first name for example you get things like this

    Adam King
    An Goodman
    An Bloom
    An King
    An Arrow
    Ben Hoover
    ..

    instead of

    Adam King
    An Arrow
    An Bloom
    An Goodman
    An King
    Ben Hoover
    ...

    16 votes
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  3. address book

    Please use the default Contacts app baked into the OS when using Outlook on Mac OS.

    26 votes
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  4. Allow Outlook.com people to Sync with Outlook for Mac

    I added an iMac to my network and thought I could sync my Outlook.com people with my iMac as they sync with my other iOS devices but for some reason they don't: the People tab in Outlook for Mac 2016 remains empty even after emails have been synched with Outlook.com. I'm not sure whether this is a user error, a bug or a feature but it is confusing that I can't make it work and that the same idea is declared as "implemented" or "declined" in this forum. I'm looking for support - thank you.

    16 votes
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  5. Look at making Outlook VCF files the correct format

    I've found that the VCF format used by the Mac version when forwarding Contacts isn't quite standard compared to the Windows version.

    2 votes
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  6. Turn on SharePoint Connect to Outlook

    Turn on SharePoint Connect to Outlook. We have a phone book in SharePoint but I have to sign Mac users into Outlook on a windows PC that they don't have to get updates. Also doesn't work well in Virtual Machine (VMFusion)

    76 votes
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  7. Please disable contact photo. This takes so much space on small screens.

    Simply allow switching this option off/on completely like in Windows version. Currently I see initials in a big colour circle, if the photo is not available. This is not needed.

    30 votes
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  8. date stamp

    please add feature that allows auto insertion of date time stamp when adding notes to the notes section of a contact.

    4 votes
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  9. get a de-duplication tool for contacts

    get a de-duplication tool for contacts

    542 votes
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  10. Address Book

    When you open the address book, the default for the search location is "All Folders," not "Address Book." This results in an empty screen unless you type something for it to search. I want to be able to see my entire address book immediately, so I can just select an entry. This is how it worked in Outlook 2011 for Mac. Please allow me to somehow specify "Address Book" as my default search location instead of "All Folders."

    40 votes
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  11. Allow Delegates to add new contacts to their delegaters contact list

    Allow Delegates to add new contacts to their delegaters contact list, so when I am using ScanSnap for Macs I can send my bosses contacts straight to his contacts on Outlook instead of mine

    6 votes
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  12. New Contact Group - please, please, please.

    I can see the "New Contact Group" in the ribbon, but it is grayed out. Please turn on this functionality. Sure would save a lot of keystrokes.

    Thank you.

    37 votes
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  13. Create a function that makes it possible to save all recipients as contacts.

    Hi! I would like to save all recipients in my sent email folder as contacts. It would be great with a function in Outlook for Mac 2015 who helps me do this. I would like to export all the people I´ve been in contact with so I can import them to other systems.

    27 votes
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  14. Bring back the Global Address list

    I cannot see all of the contacts on our public exchange server. What happened to the Global Address list function?

    62 votes
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  15. Visualize contacts by multi-item list: to see at the same time phones, emails, creation date, etc.

    Improve view of contact list: ability to see many fields (email, phone, creation date, etc.), to choose these fields and to sort contacts by fields.

    12 votes
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  16. Allow users to have their contacts sorted by the "File As" field. This is what I have always done in Outlook for the PC and want the MAC ve

    Allow users to display their contacts by the "File As" field. This is what I have always done in Outlook for PC. The Mac version should also be able to do this.

    23 votes
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  17. Ability to import and export contacts

    Please add the ability to import and export contacts in Outlook for Mac. It'd be great if the formats that one could import and export contacts to were the same as the options on Outlook on Windows. This would make it easy to transition back and forth, particularly for folks who are switching platforms for work.

    3,950 votes
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  18. Allow jabber 3rd parity server as presence support.

    Allow presence status to be taken from 3rd parity jabber server.

    19 votes
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  19. People-free/busy quick lookup

    Ability to hover over a person's name and see their free/busy availability for the current day. This is often needed, but requires creating a meeting to see their availability for the day, and then cancel the meeting afterwards. Use case is to quickly identify when someone is NOT in a meeting, and more likely to be available for a visit or phone call in the next several hours.

    40 votes
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  20. Enable Server side Distribution List

    Outlook for Windows and Outlook Web Access support locally stored distribution lists. This is not supported by Outlook for Mac even with the new Version. Please add this functionality to be compatible!

    191 votes
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