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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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.

        3 votes
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        • 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.

          5 votes
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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.

            4 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.

              3 votes
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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.

                3 votes
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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.

                  2 votes
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                  • Focused Folders

                    The Focused Inbox is great; We today apply a lot of Email rules and keep our Inbox clean, moving email into folders. Most times there a lot of important emails lying unread in our folders and would love to have more rules to be applied so that :
                    1. They go into separate folders
                    2. For specific scenarios, and customizable settings, they would go into the 'Focused' Section of the folder.

                    The Focus Folder rules would be user provided and not automated like we have for the focused Inbox

                    5 votes
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                    • In the favourites list, it would be great to have the option to set up a set of "folder jumps"

                      By clicking on a "folder jump" link, Outlook would automatically scroll the folders list to that folder (and series of subfolders). An example might be in the favourites list you might have have a series of key customers set as 'favourites' in the 'jump list', by clicking on Contoso Ltd it would scroll the folder view down to the parent Contoso folder you had previously selected so you could then quickly get to the subfolders like "Sales", "Marketing", "Planning" etc.

                      3 votes
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                      • Move multiple folders at once within Outlook 2016

                        Many folders to reorganize and having to move them one by one is a waste of time. There should be a way to move multiple folders like we can do with multiple messages.

                        12 votes
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                        • Online & Offline Folder building Option in Outlook 2016

                          It would be great if when you build folders you could make the decision to keep them online or take them off line. I believe this would speed up synchronizing, but they would still be accessible and off the servers.

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                          • Subfolder names should show up not only in the folder list on the left, but also in the email list on the right

                            This would be just like Explorer -- when you click on a directory, and you see the list of files in the directory, you also see the subdirectories among the files.
                            In Outlook, using subdirectories would be tremendously helpful, but I currently mostly avoid using them, because they can be overlooked way too easily. Right now you only see a little triangle to the left of a folder to show that it includes one or more subfolders, and when you have a very large number of folders, those little markers can just get overlooked too easily.

                            Including subfolder names along…

                            1 vote
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                            • Provide an option to allow Auto Archive to move E-mails to specified folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                              Provide an option to allow Auto Archive to move E-mails to specified folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016 along with Archive folders for easy email management. Also enabling the user to set a time frame after which they get a prompt asking whether specific email or emails grouped based on Date or subject or conversation can be deleted providing enhanced email management and avoiding unwanted clutter.

                              5 votes
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                              • Use Ctrl-A to select all emails in conversation; second Ctrl-A should select all emails in the folder in Outlook 2016

                                A folder is configured to "Show as Conversations". Focus is on an email in the email list.
                                Current: Ctrl-A selects all emails in the folder.
                                Proposed: First Ctrl-A selects all emails in the conversation. Second Ctrl-A selects all emails in the folder.

                                1 vote
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                                • Provide a feature to show Folder metrics in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                  Provide a feature to show Folder metrics in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Accessed by a right click on the folder set of choice to quickly identify the data desired, or a button in the quick access toolbar when the desired folder is selected; A window much like 'folder properties' ( or possibly integrate this into the folder properties window as a new tab ) and expound upon the data in "Folder Size" to include Number of emails in each folder, percentage of mailbox consumed, date of most recent email, date of most recent action (like an email was deleted or moved…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Provide an Option to enable or disable a visible scroll bar on email folders pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                    Provide an Option to enable or disable a visible scroll bar on email folders pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Provide an UNDO feature for folders erased accidentally in Microsoft Outlook 2016 similar to other applications

                                      Provide an UNDO feature for folders erased accidentally in Microsoft Outlook 2016 similar to other applications.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Provide a feature to search for a Folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                        Provide a feature to search for a Folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016 along with emails.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Waiting email tab for inbox in Outlook 2016

                                          Inbox Tabs that can be labeled and will indicate waiting email(s).

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