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  1. Bring back Advanced Find to Outlook Search Tools

    Starting with July-August updates Advanced Find option has been removed from Search Tools in Outlook 2016.

    284 votes
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      121 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Note from the Outlook Team: We’ve heard your feedback and pushed out an update to re-enabled Advanced Find. A special thanks to everyone who provided specific feedback. Our aim is to bring the power you love from Advanced Find to the main Outlook window where it will benefit additional users. We’ve taken your feedback and are working on improvements to the primary search experience.

    • Bring back sorting for All/Unread/Mentions and Arrange By quick sorting by Date, Size, etc.

      In the latest update the view change to consolidate to a singular "All" dropdown that allows you to choose between the former All, Unread, Mentions and then to easily Sort with Arrange By. For many users the expanded view is preferred and more easily accessible. If that could be made a view option, or a toggle feature I think that would be a functionality improvement

      Note from the Outlook Team: We have posted a Known Issue about this change with some explanation and possible solutions, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/All-Mail-and-Unread-Mail-tab-options-no-longer-show-in-Outlook-ecdfda13-bdc1-42e2-a77b-c18f6f291fe1?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US.

      645 votes
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        Working on it  ·  221 comments  ·  Visual Appearance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Email Signature Sync across devices

        It would be great if Outlook sync'd your email signature across multiple devices so that you only have to set or update it once.

        272 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Button for out of office

          Please provide a button for setting out of office. easy one click "enter your message here" I always struggle to find and set an out of office reply. shouldnt be this hard.

          39 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Speed and Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatically replace recipient when replying to emails from Sent folder

            Scenario:

            I want to follow up on an email I already sent. I click the message in my SENT folder and then "Reply." I end up sending a message to myself.

            Some competitor products that shall not be named automatically replace the recipient in this scenario with the recipient of the original email, to avoid the awkward situation of replying to myself.

            116 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide an option to make a meeting attendee the meeting organizer in Microsoft Outlook 2016

              Provide an option to make a meeting attendee the meeting organizer in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid recreating the meeting.

              88 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide an option to configure emails accounts using manual settings in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                Provide an option to configure emails accounts using manual settings in Microsoft Outlook 2016 like in legacy versions.

                84 votes
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                  25 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Calendar permissions transferred to Apps for Office (add-in)

                  Calendar sharing: permissions transferred to Apps for Office (add-in).

                  Today if I launch an app for office from a calendar for which I have the full delegation rights (permission level 'owner'), the add-in still picks info from my Exchange.
                  Example: authentication token stored in Exchange storage is mine and not the one for the calendar/add-in I have the delegation.

                  20 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a feature to cancel a recurring meeting with future meetings only in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                    Provide a feature to cancel a recurring meeting with future meetings only in Microsoft Outlook 2016 and don't want to lose the history on the Calendar.

                    65 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Group Contacts to show in recent people

                      Recent people E-mails show in suggested contacts. Unfortunately, The Group Contacts stopped showing on last update. Please bring back the feature as we send lots of E-mails to a few group contacts time and again. Thanks!

                      53 votes
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                        14 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Disable/Remove "Outlook found new events" & "Outlook found a new event" features

                        Remove "Outlook found new events" in Outlook 365 and "Outlook found a new event" in Outlook mail. It is a useless feature. It is forced into outlook Email and a waste of space. All events such as Amazon receipts/orders/shipping notices already indicate everything needed that is repeated again on the useless "Outlook found new events."

                        74 votes
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                          33 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Outlook calendar: set work hours for individual weekdays.

                          Options>Calendar>Work time>
                          Work hours start time & end time should be adjustable for the different weekdays not only the week as a whole.

                          (Monday 8-16, Tuesday 9-17, Wednesday 10.30-16.50 etc.)

                          28 votes
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                          • Full Outlook Contact Access From Email

                            I want to be able to access a full contact record in Outlook from an open Outlook email like you could before Outlook 2013. Ideally I could click on a persons name in an email and a full contact record would open. Instead, starting in Outlook 2013 and in Office 365, a small contact card without full contact management features opens. Some may want it to work the new way, but some may want it to work the old way so there should be a setting on what happens when you click on an email address on the to: or…

                            15 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  People and Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Block Senders Domain in Junk

                              When getting lots of junk email with same domain name(with different email accounts) it would be great if we get an option to block senders domain. We can edit the blocked senders , but its again a tedious process and we may end up doing this daily. Adding a button on Junk so we can block the senders domain right away would be an easier way to tackle this menace.

                              19 votes
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                              • Allow IP addresses and domains to be blocked when creating a rule in Outlook 2016.

                                It's well known spammers spoof display names and email addresses and rarely send from the same address more than once. It would be nice to be able to create a rule to block email based on sending IP address or domain instead of specific email address.

                                It would be nice to be able to make a rule to block all email from that IP, or entire domain. I don't know anyone in Russia, I have no reason to receive email from Russia at all, so it would be nice to be able to block all emails from there.

                                Using the…

                                62 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide a feature of "Find a Time" functionality in the Microsoft Outlook 2016 similar to Outlook.com

                                  Provide a feature of "Find a Time" functionality in the Microsoft Outlook 2016 similar to Outlook.com

                                  136 votes
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                                    18 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    At Microsoft we pride ourselves on being customer focused and we apologize for the frustration that our decision to remove the FindTime add-in has caused for Outlook for Windows users.

                                    We are committed to using important customer feedback received in this situation to inform our decisions, moving forward. We are working with urgency to re-enable the FindTime add-in as fast as we can.

                                    Stay tuned for updates.

                                    Thanks – Outlook Calendar Team

                                  • Out Of Office in Outlook 2016

                                    If several accounts (e-mail) are in Outlook, it would be great if you could Install an Out of Office reply (different) for EACH of the accounts (e-mail addresses). It also refers to inclusion of POP, IMAP and Exchange based accounts.

                                    57 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Account Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • My idea is when Outlook updates, stop resetting every (or most) defaults. It is a waste of time having to reset everything

                                      Very simple - stop updates from resetting defaults all (or most) of the time. Every time, I have to go through all of my business computers to reset them the way I do business rather than the way that Microsoft wants me to do business.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Provide a feature to 'Grey Out' Calendar events that have already occurred in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                        Provide a feature to 'Grey Out' Calendar events that have already occurred in Microsoft Outlook 2016. It would be more visually appealing and effective if the events that have already happened (i.e. if it is Wednesday, this would occur for all events on Monday and Tuesday) were faded as compared to the events that have still yet to occur.

                                        47 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide an option to open links with right-click context menu to allow user to choose another browser in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                          Provide an option to open links with right-click context menu to allow user to choose another browser in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than using the default browser.
                                          In some cases users would like to open a link in alternate browsers because of special features needed.

                                          31 votes
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