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  1. Options to allow closely spaced folders in Folder Pane

    The Folder Pane has too much space between folders for a desktop user with a mouse, since Microsoft made the spacing wide to accommodate touch navigation. Provide an easy way to change spacing to a tight single spacing when in desktop mode, so more folders are visible without having to scroll.

    155 votes
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      42 comments  ·  Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • One inbox for multiple IMAP accounts in Outlook 2016

      The possibility to create a virtual folder that contains all email elements of different IMAP accounts.

      38 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide an option to make text of Outlook folders containing Unread Items Bold in Microsoft Outlook 2016

        Provide an option to make text of Outlook folders containing Unread Items Bold in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to set it apart or easy to distinguish from other folders would be beneficial.

        32 votes
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        • Change arrangement of Main folder and Sub folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

          At present the Folders and Sub Folders are not well defined and visual experience can be enhanced by providing the following features:

          1. Arranging Main folder and Sub Folder so that they can be distinguished easily - At present Main folder and Sub Folder are closely aligned with very little difference that sets them apart visually. In order to make them visually different, the Sub folder shall be offset by 1 or 2 points from Main folder.

          2. Reducing unnecessary space between folders in the data files to make folder view look more comfortable and compact.

          3. Providing icon for…

          30 votes
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          • Option to Allow Search for Folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016

            Please provide an option to search for folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016 which will be beneficial in case there are lot of folders.

            26 votes
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            • Search for folder

              Can you please put in a function to search for folders by folder name (with use of wildcards), with an output showing all possible matches so you can choose which folder to open? eg searching for a folder with paramaters *Invoice* will find folders:

              - Invoices to be paid
              - My Invoices
              - These Invoices are paid
              etc

              On this site, he wrote some vb code to do it (http://thetechieguy.com/how-to-search-outlook-for-a-folder-name), but it's limited to stopping the search after it finds the first instance of your search criteria. In my above example it would always find "Invoices to be…

              22 votes
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              • Enable InfoPath 2013 OLE Integration with Outlook 2016

                Please enable InfoPath 2013 OLE integration with Outlook 2016 Client! (Both C2r version AND also (please don't leave out) MSI versions).

                At this time, trying to open an "InfoPath Forms" folder or form within outlook give the error: "Cannot display the folder. An OLE registration error has occurred. The program is not correctly installed. Run Setup again for the program." Problem is that there is no installation program for InfoPath 2016 to run setup again for! Microsoft's only suggestion is to delete the folder and to back up the content with an earlier version of Outlook, so not any help…

                17 votes
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                • Icons for Folders and Subfolders in outlook

                  While you all are doing an awesome job in empowering people with all the new possibilities in outlook which helps them to achieve more day in and day out, I just wanted to suggest a feature where it might prove helpful to some in managing their mailbox.

                  Eg: Create a folder named "Announcements" in the Inbox but really do not want to add that to favorites, a small "announcement" icon can be helpful in locating that folder quickly in the list of folders. Such icons for other categories if introduced can be very much helpful.

                  17 votes
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                  • Provide an option to show email counts of Unread and Total email in Folders and Sub folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                    Provide an option to show email counts of Unread and Total email in Folders and Sub folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                    Email counts per folders showing both unread/total with combined amount of unread items for any sub folders.

                    Provide an option or elaborate an actual feature to show Email counts per folder showing both Unread as well as total emails with combined amount of unread email for any sub folders in bold in Microsoft Outlook 2016. It proves beneficial in locating new email in folder structure typically in large folder structures.

                    16 votes
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                    • Favorites folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC

                      Option of adding the favorites folder to Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC similar to Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Windows.

                      13 votes
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                      • Delete Clutter folder from mailbox

                        Delete Clutter folder from mailbox, not with MFCMAPI, really for the mailbox!

                        13 votes
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                        • Special icon for Archive folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                          Option to make the icon for the designated Archive folder match the icon of the Archive button in the ribbon

                          10 votes
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                          • Folder Description of Outlook 2016

                            Folder descriptions can be configured in Outlook. It would be helpful if moving the cursor over the folder would show the description of the folder. This way folder names can stay short but it is easier to identify what emails should be moved to the corresponding folders.

                            6 votes
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                            • Clicking navigation icons should open target in a new window.

                              Clicking navigation pane icons (bottom left icons to switch between Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, etc.) should open the target in a new window.

                              3 votes
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                              • Aggregate folders

                                When having hierarchy of folders, allow marking a folder as an 'aggregate' -- i.e., there should be a "Show e-mails from nested folders." checkbox

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                                • Provide an option of Keyboard shortcut to move emails with folder Search similar to Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC

                                  Provide an option of moving emails using a keyboard shortcut like (SHIFT+CMD+M) and then search for the destination folder by simply typing the name of it similar to MAC in the Windows version of Microsoft Outlook 2016 as it would be beneficial and would give a major boost to productivity.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Display Language is not propagated automatically to folders in Outlook 2016

                                    Display Language is not propagated to folders in Outlook client after changing it to the new language.Please make sure that the Display Language of folders is automatically updated to the new one when setting is changed.

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                                    • Provide an option of multiple Folder Panel arrangement in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                      Provide an option of multiple Folder Panel arrangement in Microsoft Outlook 2016

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                                      • Provide a feature to customize and enable sounds alerts when email is received in specific folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                        Provide a feature to customize and enable sounds alerts when email is received in specific folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid missing any email.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • Provide an option to make Move -> Other Folder dialog box resizeable in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                          Provide an option to make Move -> Other Folder dialog box resizeable in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

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