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  1. My idea is when Outlook updates, stop resetting every (or most) defaults. It is a waste of time having to reset everything

    Very simple - stop updates from resetting defaults all (or most) of the time. Every time, I have to go through all of my business computers to reset them the way I do business rather than the way that Microsoft wants me to do business.

    92 votes
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    • Out Of Office in Outlook 2016

      If several accounts (e-mail) are in Outlook, it would be great if you could Install an Out of Office reply (different) for EACH of the accounts (e-mail addresses). It also refers to inclusion of POP, IMAP and Exchange based accounts.

      84 votes
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      • 2 votes
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        • Provide a feature or an option to skip the auto-account setup in Microsoft Outlook 2016

          Provide a feature or an option to skip the auto-account setup in Microsoft Outlook 2016.
          There really needs to be an option to completely bypass account setup and start Microsoft Outlook 2016 with no email(like in previous versions), and add email accounts and outlook data files later - manually.

          28 votes
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          • Allow Add-Ins for non-Exchange accounts

            I use Outlook 2016 with MAPI (G Suite) and IMAP (IMAP) accounts -- no Microsoft Exchange configured accounts. As such, the "Store" feature is greyed out and I am not able to use any Outlook 2016 Add-ins. Please enable non-Exchange accounts to use Add-ins.

            4 votes
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            • login in problem with outlook 2016/365

              When you start Outlook 2016 (and other office products) it sometimes asks you to log in. It is very unclear whether that log in is for the office 365 account or for an Exchange Server account.

              4 votes
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              • why keep changing? making my life more difficult!

                KEEP THE SAME CONTACTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW I HAVE TO SEARCH BY SURNAME TOOK ME 1 HOUR TO FIGURE THIS OUT!

                5 votes
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                • Sign out from all devices

                  Really need an option to sign out instantly from all of your devices.
                  If you wake up with a stolen phone, you just can't sign out instantly...
                  Also if you are using a shared computer, an option to sign out from Outlook 2016 Client rather than closing the application would be much better.

                  6 votes
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                  • Meme interface

                    Juste faire en sorte que les outlook 2016 se ressemblent, les interfaces sont differentes malgré un installation identique avec le meme CD !! la page creation de compte est differente....null. Aucune possiblite de creer un compte specifique sur l'un

                    2 votes
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                    • Group accounts by domain

                      I manage several email accounts from various domains. Sometimes I wish I could group the accounts by their domain (tree view?!).

                      2 votes
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                      • Holiday mode with redirect to a companion in the office

                        put a function where we can put our mail on standby while we are out of office and we can put a partner for it to receive the emails

                        2 votes
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                        • You need to bring back the ability to sign out on the Windows program.

                          Working on shared computers and not being able to log out of accounts is ridiculous. I am not the administrator of this computer and cannot physically make changes, nor can I ask every single person who uses this computer (work study on college campus) to set up their own passwords and accounts. I should be able to simply log in and out when I need to.

                          5 votes
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                          • Button to go into my account

                            I need a short way to get into my account to update my payment info, cannot find how I can do it from desktop version. Please create a button.

                            2 votes
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                            • Allow users to add a mail tip to their account.

                              Mail tips can currently only be configured by admins. This useful feature should be surfaced in account settings so that mailbox owners can set and manage. This would allow a user to add a mail tip to, for example, discourage direct email and point people to use Teams or Groups.

                              2 votes
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                              • Restore support in PRF files

                                The new way to set an automatic user mail profile, with the ZCE registry key, doesn't leave you away to set additional mail profile, unless you change the key to 0.
                                No supporting the prf file makes it impossible to open outlook with a specific profile (importprf), so if you have several users that uses the same mailbox you have to manually set the specific mail box.
                                Please Restore support in PRF files.
                                Thanks
                                Tamar

                                8 votes
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                                • Password-protect OST

                                  Users can be better off enabling password protection for OST files.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • multiple accounts

                                    When having multiple Exchange accounts set up in Outlook, I would like to choose from which accounts I want to see a pop-up for new mail, or see the tasks in My tasks. Now I see a pop-up for every mail, regardless from which account it coms from.

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                                      • Configure outlook to only download last n days email

                                        Provide account configuration so that we can limit the # of days of email that download from the server to the Outlook client.

                                        Rationale: sometimes we want or need to limit the amount of email that appears client-side, even though we want to keep more / older mail server side.

                                        For example, when traveling with data might put it at risk, when disk space is limited, etc.

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                                        • Provide a feature to Customize Account Names for email accounts configured in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                          Provide a feature to Customize Account Names for email accounts configured in Microsoft Outlook 2016 maintaining case as well as re-arrange their order in navigation pane. similar to Windows 10 Mail app.

                                          10 votes
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