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  1. Provide a button to enable or disable Focused Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a button to enable or disable Focused Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    19 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please include a folder-search box on the left, above the folder hierarchy.

      Above the folder hierarchy, similar to OWA, please add a search box that searches only for names of folders. Once the search results are returned dynamically as the name is typed, it should be possible then to move multiple items in the current viewed folder by dragging and dropping. This makes the movement of items into sub-folders quicker and easier especially if there is a long list of folders in a mailbox.

      15 votes
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      • .pst .ost File Size too small

        When i need to increase the OST file size i need to change the registry, but i think that you could find na easy tool to do that.

        50 Gb is not enough for some users.

        2 votes
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        • Allow favorite folders rename and make this possible on minimized favorites bar

          I work with several email accounts. In my case it is my own Exchange account and a couple of functional mailboxes used by my work group. All the inboxes are fixed in favorites and each of them automatically marked by account name for easier navigation, but it is too long and not very informative. Furthermore, if folder pane is minimized, all the inboxes becomes identical named as "Inbox" so it's hard to figure out which is which. It would be cool if I had an option to rename them to go through them.

          7 votes
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          • Include some instructions on how to use Outlook, such as removing folders like important and unwanted.

            I don't need or want the folders labeled "important" or "unwanted". These folders are all duplicates. When I emptied the Important folder it deleted those messages from my inbox and/or from any folder I saved the message in. I would like to get rid of both of them, because they are of no use to me.

            2 votes
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            • right click on email in folder and have automatic filter options

              right click on an email in a folder, and be able to filter that folder on the recipient or subject without having to type anything

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              • I would like to see an "Auto Save" feature that puts any sent mail into any specific identified folder that the user has created

                I would like to see an "Auto Save" feature that puts any sent mail into any specific identified folder that the user has created

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                • Add "Go to Folder" option to Move drop down list

                  Add ability to right click a folder name in the Move drop down list and select "Go to Folder" to be taken directly to that folder.

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                  • Open subfolders of all levels by one-click on the top folder

                    To keep INBOX/SENT tidy, I move messages to ARCHIVE where I created a multi-layer structure of folders/subfolders reflecting the logic of my workflow.
                    From time to time ARCHIVE gets rolled up altogether and than I need manual opening of all subfolders one by one.
                    It is time consuming and tedious.
                    I suggest adding an option of opening ARCHIVE, etc. folders/subfolders all at once option by one time clicking on the top folder.

                    7 votes
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                    • Fix the display of the item count in Folders to show total number of items when option is selected

                      This is a bug. Often the number if items in the folder pane shows the number unread, even when the total number of items is selected in properties. Sometimes clicking on the folder will change it to display the total item count, but not always.

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                      • favorites

                        Working with the favorites list if you add a folder and then also a subfolder of that folder as a favorite, the subfolder is only indented 1 character. This should be increased for better visibility that it is actually a subfolder.

                        18 votes
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                        • allow password protection of a folder(s) within the single Outlook .pst file

                          today the only option is to password protect the entire .pst file. It would be really beneficial if one can protect folder(s) within that file.

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                            • Folder Options: Show total number of conversations in any given view in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                              Currently in outlook folder properties you can choose to show the total number of items or the number of unread items in the folder. It would be really helpful to have an option to show the total number of conversations as this is often a better indicator how many things we have to deal with.

                              1 vote
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                              • Outlook content online backup with schedule

                                Outlook should have option to make backup of incoming mails and attachements with schedule (e.g. after every mail or amount of time). It could make backup on onedrive or any other cloud set before.

                                2 votes
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                                  • Outlook folder refresh problem with outlook.com mail

                                    Using Outlook 1709 (Build 8528.2147 Click-to-Run) with outlook.com mail, there is a folder refresh problem. For example, when I look at my inbox now, it shows nothing since 21.39 last night, although there were a further 3 emails last night and another 18 since midnight. "Update folder" has no effect. Clicking a favourite link to the inbox has no effect. "Open in new window" opens a correctly-refreshed inbox, but the original window remains out of date. Switching the original window to a different folder and back to the inbox will update it as expected.

                                    1 vote
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                                    • Enable 'Open In New Window' for Folders in the Compact Navigation bar

                                      Right clicking currently has 'Open in New Window' greyed out. It would be great to be able to open Folders in a new window in the same way as right clicking on Mail or Calendar in the compact navigation bar.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Focused Inbox in Outlook is Broken for User Profiles with Multiple Exchange Accounts

                                        Can we go back to Outlook 2016's treatment of Focused Inbox settings pre-Build 1709 (#8528.2147 Click-to-Run), please?

                                        For an Outlook 2016 User Profile with multiple Exchange Accounts, the View > Show Focused Inbox setting only appears on the "Default" Exchange Account. For the non-Default Inboxes of the other Exchange Accounts, Outlook forces a "Focused" Inbox display.

                                        This was working fine prior to build 1709, but seems to have broken!

                                        I use Outlook 2016 with 3 Exchange Accounts in 1 User Profile, and I noticed this after doing an Office Update to build 1709 (#8528.2147 Click-to-Run).

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                                        • Display the folder size in MegaBytes instead of KiloBytes in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                          Display the folder size in megabytes instead of kilobytes in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

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