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  1. blind carbon copy e-mails

    I send monthly e-mails to the members of various groups I run. I am told by our head office that under the new GDPR regulations all future e-mails must be sent bcc so that nobody is identified. I can't set this up on my existing software.

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    • Provide or add a feature to send Group Calendar event to invite selected attendee instead of to send to all members of the group

      Provide or add a feature to send Group Calendar event to invite selected attendee instead of to send to all members of the group in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

      O365 Group Calendar -> Invite Attendees -> click to plus sign to remove some user from TO -> send event to selected user.

      1 vote
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      • Create a Distribution Group from a Category in Microsoft Outlook 2016

        An option to easily create a Distribution List or Contact Group from an existing Category - without having to enter each contact (Add Members) one at a time.

        4 votes
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        • create a group (list) by multiselecting members in the address book

          create a group (list) by multiselecting members in the address book

          27 votes
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          • Provide an option to delete a thread in conversation in the Outlook Groups in Outlook 2016

            it would be great if we can delete a thread in conversation in Outlook Groups. Not just the whole conversation. This can be done on web access.

            3 votes
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            • Bring Back Group Contact Emails in the search email address history

              Group contacts are no longer being remembered in the last email history. Every time I send to a group I have to search for the email in my contacts list because Outlook is not remembering it any longer. Just started on 11/15/17.

              12 votes
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              • Allow unchecking of "Send a meeting invitation to group members" in Outlook 2016

                In Outlook on the Web, when you enter a new calendar item in a group you have the ability to uncheck "Send a meeting invitation group members". In Outlook 2016 there is not that ability and the groups we have access to with dozens and dozens of members all get spammed with calendar notifications when entering a calendar item into a group calendar using Outlook 2016.

                We would like that ability in Outlook 2016, the same that Outlook on the Web has (to uncheck "Send a meeting invitation group members").

                Thank you.

                12 votes
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                • 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.

                  21 votes
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                  • Cut and paste from mail groups to other mail groups

                    I understand from my review of the MS knowledge base and from an online chat session that there is no way to cut/copy from one mail list/group and paste into another mail list/group. This would be a very convenient feature. Currently I have a rather large list that has been built up over time. But, it has become too large for my email software (Outlook or my ISP, I don’t know which is the limiting factor), and group emails using this group are now rejected. So I have to create two mail groups from the one. And there doesn’t seem…

                    6 votes
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                    • Provide a featuer to find all groups with specific member

                      At the moment, there does not appear to be any method of finding what email groups a given contact is a member of.

                      This then causes issues if you need to change the contact's membership (eg if a person leaves an organisation and is replaced by someone else).

                      Deleting the contact just throws an error when you send an email to a group they were a member of; without knowing which contact no longer exists!

                      1 vote
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                      • group messages: have a feature to mark who has replied to the message and who hasn't so that you can track who you still need an answer frm

                        group messages: when you send a group message, have a feature to mark who has replied to the message and who hasn't so that you can track who you still need an answer from.

                        4 votes
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                        • Show Attachments from External Senders in ProPlus installation

                          Currently attachments from external senders don't show in Group Conversations under a ProPlus installation, and in order to see them you must forward the email, and pull them from the new message window. This is an absurd requirement, and absolutely should be resolved. The issue is not present in click-to-run installations.

                          5 votes
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                          • Sort Groups messages the same order as the rest of the email

                            It is really confusing to have email sorted by newest first, and groups to be sorted by newest last. Please at least make it configurable, and consider make it the default. It is bad enough that email isn't ordered the same way on different devices.

                            5 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.

                              9 votes
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                              • Group manage tab

                                A tab to quickly see and manage all group email recipients

                                2 votes
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                                • Improve Ordering Function of Groups in Favorites

                                  Currently when reordering Groups in the Favorites pane via drag and drop it appears there is no ability to drop a Group between two Groups, but only to top of list. Drag and drop reordering of groups should allow ability to drop a Group between two Groups.

                                  1 vote
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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.

                                    4 votes
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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.

                                      5 votes
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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

                                        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.

                                          4 votes
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