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  1. Allow deletion from new email notification pop up

    Allow users to delete an email via the new email notification that pops up like in older Windows versions. This feature changed in Windows 10 and the delete function is no longer available.

    304 votes
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    • Default Zoom settings for all emails

      Ability to set the default zoom level for all messages being read without having to change it for each individual message.

      223 votes
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      • Improve Word HTML rendering in email

        It's absolutely crazy that in Outlook 2016 we still can't use fundamental parts of the original CSS spec in HTML-based email templates. I'm specifically referring to float, padding, and background-image. It would also be nice to not have to build HTML emails using tables so that they can be responsive.

        It's fine by me if Outlook continues to use Word to create/author HTML-based emails, because that's what Outlook users are used to using. However, the display of incoming HTML-based emails should be rendered by a real HTML engine, not Word, especially if those incoming emails weren't originally created in Outlook/Word,…

        73 votes
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        • Add Notes to inbox view

          Keep 'open item' emails in my inbox, and while we can categorize them to help them remember what's what, it would be *very* helpful if we could add a simple note to the Inbox view (i.e. without having to open the email), just saying "with John for review", or "sent to group, awaiting feedback", or "chase by Friday".

          Perhaps the 'comment' functionality from Office could work, with just a little speech bubble that opens when hovered over - this would make my life MUCH easier!

          53 votes
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          • Option to retain the text size when using the Zoom feature in reading pane after moving to next email in Microsoft Outlook 2016

            Option to retain the text size when we use the zoom feature in Microsoft Outlook 2016 even after moving to another email as currently it reverts to the default 100%.

            26 votes
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            • Tagging a recipient @mentions should be highlighted in reading pane

              If I type a long email and tag a contact with a question or statement further down in the email, when they receive the email, the line(s) where I tagged that person should be what they see in the message summary in their inbox. This calls their attention to the email and lets them know they are being asked or told something directly.

              16 votes
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              • @-Mention formatting

                Love the new @-mentions idea.

                For better visual discovery on the recipient end, how about a formatting option to configure how @-mentions directed at me will appear in my reader? Maybe when I'm mentioned, I'd like to see my name in style font point size+5, lime green, bold, so that it stands out in my reader.

                8 votes
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                • Fix the Home > Filter Email > Unread filter

                  The Unread filter doesn't work. It puts "isread:no" into the search box, but that's not the right command (should be "read:no"). Also, when using "read:no", Outlook does not respect the Mark As Read When Selection Changes setting as of 6/13/16, for me. It was working before the last update. I don't want the emails to be marked read unless I manually do it, Outlook is marking them when the selection changes.. even though it's disabled, and it doesn't do it when no filter is applied.

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                  • Read receipts

                    Please put the read receipt function back on Outlook.

                    5 votes
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                    • Provide an option to dial Lync call from email in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                      Provide an option to dial Lync call directly from email in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

                      4 votes
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                      • Possibility to auto-archive a mail-thread within a mail distribution list

                        A feature to select a mail-thread to be auto-archived automatically. This will not affect other mail-threads among the same users of the distribution list.
                        Use case 1: Large DL is used for different topics with high volume of replies. Topics that are not of importance can be auto-archived to prevent cluttering of your inbox.
                        Use case 2: Next to auto-archive function a thumbs up can be added. This way the DL knows if the topic is useful or not and is worthwhile to eloborate even more in a follow-up discussion.

                        4 votes
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                        • All Communications Visibilty

                          Hello Dear,

                          I am working for a multinational corporation and I have more than 17 years of working experience. I believe the future email communication will be tremendously more efficient among the member of the team members if the team members are able to see the communications of others in their emails. This will be a huge time and resource saving if employees can search communications over a special subject. Of course there would be privacy issues which can be limited with adding/removing some features. But Corporate world would have a huge benefit of this as the information cycles through…

                          4 votes
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                          • Provide an email previewer for the .EML mail format in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                            Provide an email previewer for the .EML mail format in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for better accessibility of emails imported from other mail systems.

                            2 votes
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                            • Font and font size changes in Notes of Outlook 2016

                              Restore font and fontsize changes to Outlook 2016 Notes.

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                              • Customize preview pane font in Outlook 2016

                                Option to increase the font size globally for preview pane.We have to set it mail by mail. It would be much easier if we had an option to set it (for example 120%) once rather than mail by mail

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