Web links in subject headings
On the native mail app - if I receive a mail with a web link in the subject heading, then I can click on it and go straight to the webpage. On Outlook I cannot.
If this could be altered it would be most helpful
Aemi Abdul Rahim commented
Scott Weaver commented
Please make it so a phone number can be used to call from a subject heading. Currently it only allows this if the number is in the body of the email.
At least having the number able to be copied would be handy.
iOS native mail app does this well and is the only reason I keep going back to it.
Would be great if these could be clicked as well!
Omer Brookstein commented
I wish I could just click a link in the subject field of an email (like I can with apple mail)
Jae Duràn commented
It would be great to create clickable links on the mobile app and have it as a quick available pop-up alongside with event calendaring and attachments when sending.
McGovern, James commented
Hi, in iOS I email I am able to share a URL which automatically includes the Title of the URL in the Subject Line of the Email message. Outlook excludes this and leaves the Subject Line blank.
Certainly this is not news to you? If it is, you aren’t trying very hard and need to do better. This is a very simple sharing / routine function.
Outlook for iOS has a URL scheme to compose a new message: “ms-outlook://email@example.com&subject=Subject&body=Message”.
But there is none to open a specific message, similar to the “message:lalala” function that can be used with the default iOS mail app. Please add the possibility to create such URL schemes, it would be a great addition to improve automation and workflows with Outlook on iOS.
Steve Wallace commented
Also when I try to copy and paste title into subject I’m missing copy option only option I have is to “speak”
Andrea Kausel commented
When I share a URL from Safari with Outlook (from the share menu in Safari), the subject line includes the article title from the webpage description. It comes out blank when attempting to share from Google Chrome. Pretty sure this worked fine in older versions of Office but maybe it relates to the Chrome version. In any case, a fix is needed! Thanks.
The Ethingtons commented
Microsoft - don’t truncate subject lines when sending web links! Why even do this?! If I send a web link, you only allow a fixed character length for a subject, so usually cuts off half of the subject line. Fix this!
When I click on a link in an email, I cannot then email that link. If outlook was running through my iPhone mail app, it would. But with just using the Outlook app, I cannot. I send news article around every morning and be nice to do it from my phone.
Brent Ethington commented
Why is the subject line truncated from the web page title when sending a link via outlook? Look at iOS Mail from apple and see that they don't cut off the subject line. Unless there is a technical limitation with outlook, keep the subject like as-is!
I see this behavior when sharing a link from another app and specifying Outlook as the target app to use.
iOS Mail: Andy Weir on his follow-up to The Martian, and using realistic science in fiction - The Verge
Outlook app: Andy Weir on his follow-up to The Martian, and usi...
Notice the difference?
When I save PDFs from a Word doc that has linked (clickable) table of contents and headings, those links do not work when I open that PDF in Outlook for iOS. The links work fine when I open the same PDF in the native mail app.
Can open a link sent on the subject of an email.
When email subject has a link in it, it should be clickable. This is a great usability fix.
Would love to be able to open links with Bing instead of safari...
S Christian commented
Save active link and catagorize Urls for quick search when looking up repeated websites.
Great feature to connect with appointment calandar.
And improve email contact list by access contacts website without emailing them.
Paul Beare commented
Agreed, very frustrating; please fix.
You have chrome and safari listed, you should have Bing as well
Cesar Pazmino commented
Bing app! Would be great if any links opened within the Outlook app opened up in Bing.