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  1. Allow Groups List to be Sorted Alphabetically

    Currently the Oultook Groups list in the bottom of the Outlook navigation pane is sorted by the order a person joined, without any option to sort alphabetically. Would like to be able to sort alphabetically. Note, on the Mac version of Outlook, the list is sorted alphabetically by default.

    3 votes
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    • Numbering option for contacts in a contact group.

      Please make a"contact group" number the contacts in it. My internet provider limits the number of contacts to 100 per email. It is time consuming to have to count each contact group. As my contact groups have new people joining and old people asking to get off them it is difficult to keep track of how many contacts are in each group.

      2 votes
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      • Provide a feature to enable safer deletion of emails in Groups and recovery as well in Microsoft Outlook 2016

        Provide a feature to enable safer deletion of emails in Groups and recovery as well in Microsoft Outlook 2016 plus add a warning to let people know that they are deleting the ENTIRE group, not just one member.

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        • Ability to view junk mail sent to groups

          I have several outlook groups which can be emailed from external senders. I would like to be a able to review the emails that are marked as junk by outlook but I don't see how that can be done.

          There should be a way to review emails marked as junk so we can mark emails that are not junk as 'not junk'.

          Apologies if this suggestion has landed in the wrong category. For context, here's my question in the forum that referred me here:
          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oemail-ocleanup/groupmail-where-can-i-view-junk-mail-sent-to-a/8fc11d58-4712-4c33-b201-a9d8a7b1c6c9

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          • Provide a feature to setup Rules and Alerts for a 'Groups' inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

            Provide a feature to setup Rules and Alerts for a 'Groups' inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016 notifications can be auto-forwarded from the Planner to the individual who has been assigned the task.

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            • Group inbox

              Associate a dedicated Group inbox (like in SharePoint), which we could Cc or Bcc for each email that could interest the Group.

              5 votes
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              • Provide a feature to move and email item to Group Conversation folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                Provide a feature to move and email item to Group Conversation folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to get rid of the extra Distribution List folder that may be required otherwise.

                2 votes
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                • Provide a feature to sort Group Contact list (DL) in Microsoft Outlook 2016 using Company Name

                  Provide a feature to sort Group Contact list (Distribution List) in Microsoft Outlook 2016 using Company Name to track email communication more efficiently.

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                  • Provide an option to Mark all as read in groups in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                    Provide an option to right click on a Microsoft Groups folder to Mark all as read in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                    3 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create email subfolders in Office 365 Groups

                      We currently use (mail enabled) Public Folders together with distribution lists to stora all project communication and notify all members.

                      The new Office 365 Groups would offer similar functionality, however we are missing ability to create subfolders in Group mailbox to organise the mailbox.

                      For example:
                      Group "Project X" displays in Outlook as:

                      Groups
                      >Project X

                      Which we would like to organise as following:

                      Groups
                      > Project X
                      >>Client
                      >>Subvendors
                      >>Internal

                      This would also require ability to drag and drop emails inside Group mailbox.

                      33 votes
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                      • Add count for contact group in Outlook 2016

                        We would like a count of members in a contact group.

                        8 votes
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                        • Show me which DL I am part of on an email.

                          When I receive an email with multiple DL, Outlook should show me which DL I am part of that is causing me to receive that email. This will cut down on clutter by allowing me remove myself from that DL if I do not want to receive the email.

                          2 votes
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                          • Allow Groups to sort and View using LastName, FirstName in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                            Provide an option to Groups to sort and View emails using LastName, FirstName in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                            8 votes
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                            • Distribution Group Properties: Expand Owner list

                              . There is a need to be able to see the listing of multiple owners for Distribution/Security Groups within Outlook.
                              Exchange provides the means to have multiple owners; So why can’t Outlook integrate the means to view it? Outlook can list the view of multiple members, so in theory it doesn’t seem impossible to implement a change via R&D. It could be tested, if while tested it doesn’t work at least it was tried, right? It seems as though the idea has been rejected via thought, and not testing.
                              I know I have been fighting hard for this, but that…

                              8 votes
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                              • Groups conversation inline thread reply layout

                                It would be so much better if the Office 365 group conversation layout were that of a thread with inline replies, for example, I sometimes want to insert a reply right under an other colleagues message, and not at the very bottom of the conversation.

                                That would make things much more helpful!

                                The Reply button should perform this function as at the moment it is misleading one into thinking that it will reply to the conversation thread when in fact it just replies to the user himself.

                                I had a rather embarrassing situation at work today because of this as…

                                10 votes
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                                • Hide Groups in Outlook

                                  It would be nice to hide or remove the "Groups" on the left Tree in Outlook. And to also hide the Groups in the Address Book.

                                  Note: We use Office 365 with AD Sync. We also use PowerBI Groups which created a whole load of groups. We don't want to see PowerBI groups in Outlook!!!

                                  13 votes
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                                  • One Click to see all my Office 365 Groups

                                    One Click Navigation to all my Groups
                                    I've started to use Office 365 Groups but its a little frustrating that I have to navigate down the left navigation to find my groups, then click on more to get to the one I want. Please create a landing page for all my groups that I can add to my favorites and then click to see all the of them

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Add ability to filter/search on Group messages liked or not liked

                                      In Outlook groups, you can like messages. It would be great if we could search/filter on messages that are liked or not liked.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Double click to open Group message

                                        If the reading pane is off in Outlook you cannot open Modern Group messages. We would like to be able to double click on group messages to open them in a new window, similar how you can do with mail items.

                                        11 votes
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