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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.

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  • darcie@northptllc.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is critical to avoid spam and improve security. It is provided on Outlook in Office365 Online. Not an optional feature as others note - it's a security flaw.

  • Danny Aponte commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is more than just annoying, it's a security flaw. Many malicious emails have spoofed addresses in the sender or recipient, and it's crucial to IT safety and security to know which exact address sent the message.

  • Alan C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is important as the only way I can see to do this currently is by clicking Reply/Forward and then either double clicking on the Shortened recipient's name, or scrolling down to the email history. This is also important to combat against scam emails...although it is not fool proof, it does eliminate 80% of scam emails that come through.

  • MIke H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I completely agree. Very frustraging not to be able see the actual email!

  • Rich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is quite annoying. I manage multiple accounts on my Mac. This makes it rather difficult to know which account I should be responding as...

    Only work-around I have for this, delete my contact object so that all emails show separately.

  • Qikun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is absolutely ridiculous. Since I started using outlook I was never sure which address is used to send to which, because both myself and most of my contacts use multiple email addresses. Please fix this asap. BTW the web interface works perfectly so I should not be this inconsistent on the Mac right?

  • Marco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also consider it completely ridiculous that there is no easy way to see which of my alias addresses was used to send me an email.

  • Gokhan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    hei microsoft, outlook is an email client right ? Can you please let the product manager go.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed. Very frustrating when using multiple email accounts. Please show the exact email addresses on the contact card when clicking/hovering over a recipient/sender. AND please identify which email it was sent to (especially needed when using 'All Accounts' feature)

  • Eric SCHAEFFER commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Could be same behavior than the email composer (double click expends the contact to the email address), or just display the email address in use on mouse over.

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