Don't treat every number as a phone no.
Doesn't matter if it's a post tracking id or a social security number, outlook adds a +46 in front of it when trying to copy it.
This gets really annoying when handling security choices or other numbers, please just make disable, or give us a simple way to atleast copy them without the unwanted county code.
Dating Dave commented
Whenever I try to copy a number - e.g. Order Number - from an email, Outlook for Android assumes it is a telephone number...
Christopher Maton commented
With gmail you can long press on any number and choose copy or call. When you are using 2 step authorisation this is a right pain not being able to copy the number. Outlook seems to think any length number is a phone number, thus converts it to #32456
James Phillips commented
This is incredibly annoying and 9 times out of 10, the number isn't a phone number - nor look even remotely like one. This makes simple tasks like highlighting and copying a number needlessly fiddly and difficult. Either the number detection algorithm needs to be significantly improved, or give people the option to turn off this annoying behaviour - preferably both.
Gee Spang commented
given nearly all numbers you link aren't phone numbers....
Craig Ancliff commented
It's never a phone number and if it is I don't need the assist. I need to copy serial numbers daily and this override makes it harder
Robin Smith commented
Who wrote the phone number recognition code and do they still work there? If so, they definitely need to brush up on their regular expression skills. This is embarrassing. All sorts of serial numbers and model numbers get flagged as a phone numbers making them difficult to read. This happens even when there are more or less numbers than what's in a phone number, just ridiculous. Have an intern fix this NOW ffs! It's been this way for far too long. Absurd. Oh, and add region locks to prevent foriegn numbers from getting mixed up with my serial numbers i.e. an option for USA recognition only. Get on it!
N Wright commented
The app picks up on random sets of numbers found in emails and highlights them as blue hyperlinks, as if they are telephone numbers or something useful to be selected.
Davide Ciocco commented
(ex this is my serial 35333567CHP in my inventory)
Don't convert every number to a phone number
Alain Graham commented
At the moment, Outlook thinks that every number is a phone number, I'd like to set it up so that only x number of digits starting with 07, 01, 02, 03 or +44 register as phone numbers and that other numbers are just numbers that can be highlighted so that I can copy and paste 2FA Authentication codes without having to spend 10-20 mins positioning the highlight ends so that I can copy and paste the number (I don't remember numbers very well even within a short period).
Find out more why I defined the digit number as "x" here: https://www.bing.com/search?q=how+many+digits+is+a+UK+phone+number%3F&PC=U316&FORM=CHROMN
Akiko Iwamoto commented
Digit number on received email automatically add hyperlink and recognize it as phone number even though it's not phone number, then adds country code automatically as well when I copy the number. Please make this setting configurable.
Graeme Foggin commented
when copying a number from a email it defaults to a phone number. you then need to paste and remove the country code. an additional option of 'copy number' would be so much easier.
when phone numbers with pauses are detected in the following format: 18005555555,12345,#,# the last "#" is not included as part of the clickable number. this should be an easy fix.
Richard Kaplan commented
The phone number recognition is very bad. Every number, including a price like £xx.xx is recognised as a phone number. It makes copying and pasting difficult as outlook is adding country codes to numbers that have nothing to do with phone numbers. it also makes reading difficult as they come up as a blue, regardless of the sender's original colour scheme.
Richard Kaplan commented
prices as well, how is a price a phone number? makes it hard to read as it turns text blue, and sometimes it's meant to be white text on black background
Zanotta, Felipe commented
All long numbers are copied as telephone numbers with country added, give option to not change the number.
Dane Walker commented
Omg this is so annoying!
Daniel Ekeblad commented
Currently Outlook for Android turns most sequences of numbers in to clickable call links, its annoying to see automatically added call links and think it is an actually intended link and it looks even worse to see a date and time string partly becomes a call link, looking like a broken add to calender link (that also sounds like a feature I do not want to be enabled).
118453, becomes clickable
2019-07-22 11:53, becomes clickable up to but not including the colon.
please add feature to disable smart link creation in mails
Kieren Perry commented
This feature assumes that every string of numbers one might wish to copy is a phone number and therefore either gives you the option to call it or add the country code to the begining, with no option to copy the number as it appears.