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Auto Mail Sync Only In WiFi option

Please add Auto Mail Sync Only In WiFi option so mobile data will not be used in case unwanted emails.

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  • kmcush@outlook.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be good to have a feature that would prevent the phone from automatically connecting to a public WiFi that’s within range- besides turning off the WiFi entirely. I’ve noticed that most public WiFis have a pop up screen requiring you to agree to their terms and conditions before connecting, but not all do that.

  • Charles Schuchman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Currently able to download email only when connected to WIFi, no option found for downloading while connected via cellular network.

  • Jason Olson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to enable image download by connection type (none, WiFi only and/or cell). Plus the ability to enable per account and inbox/focus versus other inbox.

  • Ramirez, Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I send an email using my 4G and not WiFi, it comes with risk of never being sent and never being kept in draft or outbox (I don’t see outbox anymore either). This is a serious issue. I type an important email while on the train and click send and it goes straight to midair and vanishes. That is unacceptable. We use outlook for professional emails and business and it has failed. Fix this!

  • Jason Redmill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give us the option to download calendar data only.... I need to keep my work calendar updated on my personal mobile devices via Outlook (fab by the way!) but I have to download my work emails too.......

  • Bilodeau, Katelyn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The loading speed is horrible. It takes a very long time for the emails to update once the app is open. It doesn’t matter if I’m on WiFi or not. I leave the app open in the background and would expect the app to keep refreshing in the background.

  • Rober, Brian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    IOS 11 has made it so message notifications show on the home screen, but the app won’t download the messages unless you specifically call for the all to do so.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One issue that I am finding is a lot of the attachments download automatically when I am not on Wi-Fi. I received a large amount of emails and my Data usage is incredibly high. It would be good if it only download attachments on Wi-Fi, or unless the user clicks on the attachment to download

  • AngelaKruk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow the app to work without wifi and the use of data. I only have access with wifi and it's very annoying

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Intelligentize switch the signal status, stop to waste cellphone celluar data at unnecessary time.

  • Connolly, Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also have file size limit on cell downloads or notification/confirmation when downloading large attachments on cell data

  • Jnagel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Have a setting to automatically download all attachments while on WiFi. For people who travel constantly in places where cell and wifi to might not be available, this is critical and a standard feature of laptop version of Outlook.

  • David Carroll commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When you reply or forward a message the content and attachments do not automatically download. The app should have a setting to allow this to be done when on wifi. Thanks for the consideration!

  • Greg Cloud commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be awesome if forwarding or replying to an email that it would automatically upload the prior conversations and content

  • Christina Cook commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Option like in regular Apple mail where it will download new mail only when connect to wifi, this way if you get a lot of emails you won't chew through your data.

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