Wish the "focused/other" inboxes would be available across ALL email accounts on the Mac version of Outlook
I need focused inbox across all email accounts on the Mac version of Outlook.
I’m using Outlook on macOS with four email accounts – an Office 365 email, a gmail account, a Google G Suite account, and a Yahoo account. Focused Inbox works for all but the yahoo account. When I select the yahoo inbox in Outlook and click on the Organize tab, the focused inbox option is missing. Why does this feature work with Outlook on iOS but not on macOS? This is all the more frustrating because when one mail account doesn’t support focused inbox, the “All Accounts” inbox doesn’t either. If you read email through “All Accounts” inbox (which I do), your inbox is extremely cluttered.
When you can implement focused inbox for yahoo mail on Outlook for iOS, surely you can also implement the same functionality on Outlook for macOS.
I'm running Outlook for macOS through my Office 365 Business subscription.
I just cannot understand that Focused Inbox is available for my Gmail account but not for my Outlook account when I use Outlook for Mac. Are you trying to convince me to stop using my Outlook account?
Joel Carlin commented
This feature is available to me on iOS, iPadOS and Outlook Web mail for all my email accounts, it is inconceivable to me that it is only available in my gmail account on my Mac version of outlook. Please make this change.
David Ford commented
I would like to have the focussed email box in my out look for Mac on my office 365 personal account.....
I can'y see any reason for not implementing this given you already have it on the business....account....come on guys....make the change today!!!
Christophe Marle commented
I really need this option in the macOS version of Outlook. I love it on mobile on iOS and it would make my life much easier on desktop.
Mauricio Bayas commented
This is a key feature. Works in my iPhone and iPad (with any type of accounts, gmail, and others, not only microsoft accounts), but not on Outlook for Mac . I use Spark for example instead of Outlook, only because of this feature.
Charles Chen commented
Microsoft offers Focused Inbox for Outlook for iOS for iPhone and iPad. Please offer Focused Inbox for all version of Microsoft Outlook. Better to be consistent and get more Mac users using MS Outlook for Mac.
John Pittman commented
Come on Microsoft!! Like all have said, the user experience sucks with Outlook OSX when there is not a focused option for the All Accounts section of the sidebar. This has been a request since 2017. Do you really listen to us?
Yes, Please add this feature ASAP!
This is frustrating and increases an inconsistent user experience. I use Outlook on my iPhone and have the Focused inbox for all my accounts on the iPhone but I can't have that same experience on my MAC!!! Very poor experience and why would this not work on all email accounts, UGH
Charles Mallory commented
I echo Tom Salta's comment on 12/28/17. I also heavily rely on the Focused/Other Inbox available on Outlook for iOS. I would use Outlook on my iMac much more often if the Focused Inbox was available for all email account types. Most of my email accounts are IMAP accounts.
I read in an FAQ that for outlook accounts in Outlook Application for MAC Focused/Other isn't supported as of yet.
Joel Webster commented
The focused/Other inbox on iOS is an extremely elegant solution for email that I rely on in iOS. Time to bring it to Outlook on OSX.
Tom Salta commented
The only thing preventing me from using Outlook on Mac is the lack of Focused/Other inbox. I fell in love with this on Outlook for iOS and stopped using Apple's native email app. Please Microsoft, Outlook Mac users would love this.
Microsoft is doing a good job enhancing Office 365 and quickly bringing the features to the Mac versions.
Appreciate it if you would bring the same features to all platforms and all accounts.
I have a way of attaining "Inbox Zero" that is enhanced with the "Focused" Feature.
Just need to use it with the PAID MSN account I've had for decades.