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  1. 4,585 votes
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      Under review  ·  284 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sync contacts, calendar and notes for mac with Outlook 2016

      Allow the Mac calendar, address and notes to sync with Outlook 2016 and also bring back the sync service icon in preference

      181 votes
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        10 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please find a way to sync my icloud contacts to Outlook

        Please find a way to sync my icloud contacts to Outlook as I really want to stop using apple mail

        36 votes
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        • allow importing contacts from the Mac Contact app to Outlook for Mac

          be able to import contacts from the Mac Contacts app to Outlook directly

          73 votes
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          • Save Contacts to Address Book of default account

            Whenever a user saves a contact from vcard, it should be saved in the default accounts address book instead of saving it locally.

            11 votes
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              1 comment  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make initials icon color editable

              Currently the circular icons with initials of your contacts are randomly assigned a colour. It would be useful if the colours could be assigned by the user so that e.g. Bob Scott who works for Yellow Cabs is yellow and Bill Smith who works for Brown's Brewery is brown, and not randomly the opposite or some other irrelevant colour. That way you could associate the right BS with the right person or company.

              40 votes
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                7 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • have the ability to disable autocomplete feature for email as it's remembering emails for all emails received even junk mail, don't need it.

                Have the option to remove auto complete for emails. It's remembering all email addresses of emails received and sent and no need to have junk mail remembered! It's also duplicating email addresses and creating new contact cards even though the contact's email is in their card.

                58 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow pasting of an excel or google sheet column of emails into a new contact group!

                  Would be AMAZING if we could copy and paste a whole column of email addresses from an excel column or google sheet column right into outlook contact group. It doesn’t let you do that. You have to copy and paste every single one. That is lame. Why can’t we import an email list or paste an emails list right into it? Even better would be in Excel if it recognized that it was a list of emails for the column then one option with right click or export or share or something like that built into excel would be ‘create…

                  23 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sync Google Contact Groups with Outlook Categories

                    Syncing Google Contact groups with Outlook Mac Categories will allow you to sort your contacts in Outlook by Category. I find using Categories in Outlook for Windows to be an efficient way to manage several hundred business contacts at work. In fact, my Samsung Smartphone's native email client also syncs Google Groups which provides he same experience on my mobile phone.

                    15 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      3,535 votes
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                        217 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Outlook for Mac Contacts much more like Windows

                        Suggest Outlook Contact section look a lot more like that of Outlook for Windows. It was a big disappointment to move to the Mac.

                        46 votes
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                        • Be able to change the order of first name and last name in the "Name" field in Contact list

                          Be able to change the order of first name and last name in the "Name" field in Contact list to support other countries' name conventions

                          35 votes
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                          • get a de-duplication tool for contacts

                            get a de-duplication tool for contacts

                            392 votes
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                            • Make Contacts' pane consistent with Windows

                              Currently, in the Mac version the People pane (contacts) is extremely confusing, in comparison with the Windows' version. Why the labels are repeated in each category?
                              If i was visually consistent in the two O.S. (with Windows 10 as reference, of course), it would be much better.

                              1 vote
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                              • Find a Contact Search Option

                                When using the "Find a Contact" option you want the result to be listed on the same search window as the other results

                                16 votes
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                                • add wedding dates to contacts personal information

                                  Be able to add contact wedding dates and more information in a contact card just like Birthdays, Age, Date1, Date2, etc.

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Contact Card Information

                                    Please add the Directory Alias to the Contact Card.
                                    Thank you!

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Export vCards

                                      In addition to forwarding a vCard in an e-mail, please include simply exporting a vCard to somewhere on the compute. It's annoying to have to create an e-mail, drag the attached vCard to my computer, then cancel the e-mail. It looks unprofessional to have to use that workaround.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Add manager's and assistant's name

                                        In outlook for windows, this option is possible. On my samsung phone this is also possible. But in Outlook for Mac, you can only add spouse and children.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Automatically find and merge duplicate contacts in outlook

                                          Please issue update to automatically find and merge duplicate contacts. Currently when synced from other services outlook duplicates original contacts

                                          31 votes
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