Make it possible to turn off autocomplete in Outlook 2016 for Mac
I am a lawyer. I cannot afford to accidentally send an email to the wrong person, which is all too easy to do when Outlook autocompletes email addresses. This is a serious business and ethical issue. You need to permit users to turn this feature off; otherwise you have created an email program that is inherently insecure. Frankly, I don't know what idiot thought it was a good idea to make this feature untouchable as it has implications for other businesses and government as well. Really. This is stupid and needs to be fixed.
please turn off autocomplete in the german version of outlook. my family name "Frei" always autocompletes to "Freitag" (Friday), whenever I push the enter key. This drives me nuts. The issue is known for ages.
Caitlin Elliott commented
Please fix this. It's now part of my workplaces IT policy to have autocorrect options unticked, on a number of occasions colleagues have sent emails to the wrong people with the same name but different workplaces. Those on PC have a simple tickbox option to turn this off, why hasn't this been included on Mac?
I have just sent an email to the wrong person. Obviously it's my fault and I need to be more careful, but the autocomplete for recipients really should be turn-off-able.
I have equally been infuriated by the autocomplete option of "Yours truly". As I have frequently reminded Microsoft, this is not a term used amongst English (rather than Americans). I have successfully removed it in the past by getting Microsoft to provide a revised Normal template for Word but this has now been overwritten by an update. Very irritating. More broadly, autocomplete can be dangerous in other areas and I have at least once sent an email to the wrong address because of it.
Make it possible to truly turn off autocomplete. I have turned off autocorrect, autocomplete, grammar checking etc, yet in the current version, if I close a letter, with
it will ALWAYS autochange "Yours" to "Yours truly," as soon as I hit return on that line. I don't want it to do that!