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  1. Allow to revert to the old icon set in Outlook 2016

    Allow to revert to the old icon set in Outlook 2016 especially in Enterprise scenario.

    802 votes
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      446 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about the new icons. We know any change to the user experience can be disruptive at first, especially major changes like updating all the icons. Even though these new icons have been through many rounds of feedback and refinement with real customers, we’re sorry you’re not finding the new icons helpful.

      The new icons incorporate customer feedback we had received on the old icon design: bolder lines and higher color contrast helps make icons are more visible when using your computer near a window, a laptop in direct sunlight, or for folks with less than perfect vision. The new icons are also built using scalable graphics so they are never pixelated and can adapt to any device — whether it’s a monitor you’ve had for many years or a brand new 4K display. We’re also evolving the user interface designs on…

    • Add Bcc field to meeting requests in Outlook 2016

      I would like the option to send meetings requests with BCC so all information about all invitees is not shared with everyone that is invited

      Also, Outlook calendar entries need BCC – without showing these!

      1,521 votes
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        150 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone,

        Thank you for providing a clear signal that we should prioritize this new feature.

        We are planning to support this feature in Outlook for Office 365 subscribers. We will share an updated status when engineering work for this feature begins.

        Thanks again and please feel free to continue up-voting and commenting on this suggestions.

      • Include Additional theme options in order to provide a more pleasing color scheme

        The provided color schemes make it very difficult to distinguish folders

        77 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Reply all with attachments included in Outlook 2016

          In Microsoft Outlook 2016, when reply all to the email with attachments, the attachments are not available and we have to attach them manually. An option to reply all to the email with all the attachments included would be more productive in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as that option is not available as of now.

          1,390 votes
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            316 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add 'Acknowledged' and 'Thanks' buttons to emails that will tell the sender you have seen their email, without having to send another.

            Add 'Acknowledged' and 'Thanks' buttons to emails that will tell the sender you have seen/appreciate their email, without having to send another, thereby reducing email traffic.

            57 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change ownership of calendar event in Outlook 2016

              Sometimes the owner of a meeting (or, more often, meeting series) is on vacation or changes jobs; it would be nice if they could assign ownership of an instance (for vacation) or the full series (for job changes) to someone else.

              299 votes
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                10 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Do not cancel from my calendar the declined invitations

                When I decline an invitation I do not see anymore on my calendar.
                Moreover I am removed from the contacts of the invitation and if someone send an update of the timing of report meeting to all contact of the invitation I don't receive the update/report
                It should be better to evidence in the invitation that i do not partecipate, but do not remove me, in this way I can receive updates and meeting report.

                153 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable an option to display declined meetings

                  Enable an option to display declined meetings in teh calendar (in settings). Often initially one is not available for a meeting, but then due to changes of schedule might be able to join, but since that meeting is not displayed in calendar, simply forgets about that. I found that option very helpful in Google mail that we used up to now in the company.

                  55 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to get the count of attendees invited/declined/accepted

                    Want number/quantity of attendees invited/declined/accepted to meeting/appointment in scheduling assistant

                    29 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Auto complete using full contact list instead of just "recent contacts"

                      When I'm writing an email, I would like to be able to type an email from my contacts into the "to" bar and have outlook autocomplete the email without me having to go to the contacts menu.

                      310 votes
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                        25 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Outlook Meeting Response Option of "INFORMATION ONLY"

                        Meetings as FYI Only -

                        Please add a fourth meeting response option such as "Information Only" which automatically responds "Decline" but leaves the meeting info on your calendar. The meeting response would also automatically show the calendar as "FREE" with "No Reminder". This allows the user to change their response without having to sift through deleted emails or respond tentative leaving others to guess as to your meeting participation when you have no intention of going at all.

                        135 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification

                          Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification. Designate my supervisors emails writing in Red as an example. Just being able to assign a font color to a person for incoming mail so they pop out at you. Especially when you receive hundreds of emails a day. I would rather have that then the little color boxes.

                          123 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • A series of recurring past appointments should not be changed just because I change the end date or the number of appointments.

                            I am a Business English Trainer working in Germany and my calendar is always full of recurring appointments. Often my clients need to change a single appointment to another day or to cancel it completely. They nearly always have a set amount of weeks in which their training lasts. Therefore, if a lesson is cancelled in advance, the total amount of appointments must remain the same but only the end date changes. Whenever I try to change the end date, the whole series must be reset and then past changes (such as changing a single appointment from a Tuesday to…

                            61 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix default font so that no part of the message reverts to Calibri

                              Outlook allows you set a default font and choose your own font for your signature, but no matter what you do, there will always be at least 1 blank line below your signature (in new messages and replies) where the font reverts back to Calibri. This means if you remove your signature, then start typing, you are not in your default font and must manually change it.

                              76 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 573 votes
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                                  53 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Need a spelling and grammar check in the toolbar

                                  need a spelling and grammar check in the toolbar

                                  22 votes
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                                  • Allow us to change the font, its size and choice of style for the to, cc, bcc and subject lines of email

                                    Allow us to change the font, its size, and style for the to, cc, bcc and subject lines of an email. I have checked online and lots of people have this problem, no fix has been suggested. July 24, 2018

                                    54 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 13 votes
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                                      • Add an option to create a new contact from email signature in Outlook 2016

                                        Add an option to create a new contact from email signature.

                                        315 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide ability to change the color of the reading pane or set background and text color for the reading pane

                                          The dark theme is great in Outlook, however the inability to change the background and text color of the reading pane make it almost painful.

                                          It would be fantastic to have the ability to configure the default CSS for the reading pain and text/html therein.

                                          258 votes
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