Make "Focused"/"Other" inbox feature optional.
I'm not a big fan of Outlook sorting my email for me and would like an option under settings to revert to pre-focus style inboxing. I can appreciate that others may like this feature, so I think making it optional is the best of both worlds.
Thank you for using Outlook Mobile and sharing your ideas with us. We really appreciate your support.
It is currently already possible to to turn on/off the Focused Inbox in the Android app, to do so, open the outlook app on your mobile device > Tap on the gear icon on the upper right corner> scroll down to the focused inbox option and
tap the toggle switch to turn it off.
If you are needing to turn off the Focused inbox option on the Outlook.com website you can do so by logging into the desktop portal then:
1. Go to settings in the top right corner of your screen. On the next screen, look in the left panel.
2.Scroll down until you see a heading titled Layout.
3.Listed under layout you should see an option for Focused Inbox.
After you’ve clicked on Focused Inbox you will be given the option to “sort messages into Focused and Other” or “Don’t sort messages”.
4.After selecting one of these options make sure to click the save button at the top of your screen then click options on the top left to return to your updated inbox.
If you are interested in learning more about our Focused inbox feature and how it works please refer to the following article.https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Focused-Inbox-for-Outlook-f445ad7f-02f4-4294-a82e-71d8964e3978?appver=OWC150
Thank you again for your support, we look forward to hearing more of your ideas very soon.
All the best
The Outlook Mobile Team
PS: Please use the Help Section of the app for any questions, we are not able to see replies to this address.
focussed and other name should be change like "Prime mail"/"social mail"
Two inbox folders is really annoying as sort has no consistency. Change Focus to Flagged so i can group my flagged emails together rather than have them scattered through all the rest of my emails. i wonder if anyone in the company read and take notice of these user comments?
jacara carrington commented
i dont know why there are now 2 sections, its more to check and more likely i will miss an email that is important
nobody likes the focus. its stupid
Lisa Taylor commented
Focused/Other is extremely inefficient. I'm changing to a different email. If I want my email sorted, I'll do it.
Travis Grimit commented
get rid of the focused inbox.
it helps unless you forget to check both.
Ronda Bernstein commented
It is optional. Just go to your settings to turn it off.
Daniel K commented
You can turn off focused inbox in your app settings. It is optional.
focused is annoting
it would be better if we can choose the option to combine or separate them. thanks
Drew Thomas commented
I don't want a focused inbox. I keep missing emails. leave it alone or I'll have to ditch the client
Robert Webb commented
focus/other sucks! it was fine before. let me sift through my emails the way I want to. Who are you to decide how I want it sorted. The old way, everything in chronological order, was the way I prefer. I like being able to see everything in one long list. Basically, having two separate pages of emails, neither of which are junk, is annoying. I haven't figured out how you determine which is which, so now I have to check both...... Outlook fail!
karen will tell you later commented
agree get rid of focus and other. if it's junk put it in junk. otherwise put it in my inbox.
Joyce DenBleyker1 commented
let me have just one inbox like it used to be. i use folders to track what i want. dont force features, make them optional!
Ken Bell commented
Microsoft you force too many changes and features, some users like simplicity too. cannot deal with the threaded email setup either. Put out back to mid 2000's look.
Priscilla de Koster commented
or just get rid of it
Christianna Franck commented
I choose not you impose!
cassaundra shaw commented
Linda Fischer commented
I do not like the focused and other separation. put all together