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

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

    8 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      4 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.

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          5 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.

            8 votes
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            • Allow undo for removed contacts

              When working with the Contact Groups, the Remove Member is right next to the Add Member. If you hit "remove" by mistake, there is no way to retrieve the deleted entry; undo does not work. There should be an undo option for removed entries.

              2 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…

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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.

                  5 votes
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                  • Bug: groups no longer appear in dropdown/autocomplete field

                    [BUG] [Outlook 2016 desktop] Since a couple of weeks ago, groups no longer appear in the dropdown/autocomplete field that appears when you type in the "To:" field.

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                    • Group manage tab

                      A tab to quickly see and manage all group email recipients

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                        0 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          0 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • With the latest update, the recent addresses of the recipients, especially the groups, do not automatically exit.

                          With the latest update, the recent addresses of the recipients, especially the groups, do not automatically exit.

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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.

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                              0 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              3 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.

                                3 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

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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.

                                    7 votes
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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

                                      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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