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  1. Option to make Microsoft Outlook 2016 work with Outlook.com connected accounts

    Enable Outlook 2016 (when using an outlook.com account) to:
    i) send from a 'Connected Account' set up via outlook.com
    ii) reflect the default 'From' address of an outlook.com account

    Currently in Outlook 2016, we can set up Outlook.com Accounts as Microsoft Exchange accounts however we cannot use connected account to reply or use as 'From' address. We can manually enter it, but the message appears as from "[xxxxxx]@outlook.com on behalf of ]xxxxx]@[mydomain].com"

    Enable Outlook 2016 with an Outlook.com account to support connecting with Aliases that are not Microsoft domain accounts.  
    i) some users were using EAS with a custom alias…

    634 votes
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      210 comments  ·  Account Configuration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sync text messages with Outlook

      Please bring back the feature of setting up and sync SMS messages with Outlook. It would be nice to have Outlook be the hub of all communication.

      53 votes
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      • Option to save email signatures online in the Cloud in Microsoft Outlook 2016

        Option to save email signatures online in the Cloud which will save the hassle of creating and saving the signatures on every machine running Microsoft Outlook 2016 so they can accessed anywhere. Also provide an option to save signature templates so they can be saved, backed up and restored anywhere.

        52 votes
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        • Still be able to make a manual exchange configuration

          Outlook 2016 removes the ability to manually enter Exchange credentials. This is fine in normal operation as Autodiscover should be working but it is a pain during a migration.

          Ideally, when moving to 365 or an alternate Exchange service in an SME environment, it is nice to configure all of the new profiles before switching to the new service. One can then simply tell users that on the Monday after the move they have to open "New Profile" when prompted and all of their email (which was imported over the weekend) is ready for them.

          Creating the 365 (or other)…

          38 votes
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          • Account OAuth2 signin

            Outlook 2016 should allow users to authenticate using OAuth2. This is the only supported option for connecting a Gmail account, and it's a lot more secure than many other authentication solutions. It would make life a lot easier, because many webmail services utilise OAuth.

            35 votes
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            • Option to export email account settings (Server Information & Advanced Settings) in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

              Ability to export individual email account settings including name, email address, server information for incoming and outgoing, username, password and the advanced settings to a file.

              The file that is created can be imported on another computer. All that needs to be added is the email account password.

              30 votes
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              • Provide an option to Integrate Skype directly into Microsoft Outlook 2016

                Provide an option to integrate Skype directly into Microsoft Outlook 2016. In addition a separate tab for Skype to show Tasks as well as see email conversations related to people you are chatting would be beneficial. If it is possible to get the group chats included in the folders section of your mail and have it flash when someone writes a new message.

                22 votes
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                • Option to export email account settings in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                  Option to export email account settings including Server details and advanced settings to a file from Microsoft Outlook 2016.

                  In Microsoft Outlook 2016 it would be beneficial if we are provided with an ability to export individual email account settings including name, email address, server information for incoming and outgoing, username, password and the advanced settings to a file so we can take a backup and use the same file in re-configuring the email account when troubleshooting issues related to Microsoft Outlook 2016. All that needs to be added is the email account password to complete the process.

                  22 votes
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                  • Desktop Notification settings for different accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                    Option to set different desktop toast notification settings for different accounts configured in Microsoft Outlook 2016 option to either receive desktop notifications for email sent to specific email account. Currently we can't set different settings for different accounts.

                    20 votes
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                    • Option to repair Microsoft Outlook 2016 by right clicking the Outlook icon in the toolbar.

                      Enable the option to Repair Outlook 2016 feature by right clicking the Outlook Icon in the Toolbar. That way when the program wont load and you keep getting the processing message for quite a long time, you can just right click the icon and outlook will diagnose and repair itself.

                      9 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.

                        8 votes
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                        • Provide an option to Enable and Disable Email Accounts rather than removing or deleting them in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                          Provide an option to Enable and Disable Email Accounts rather than removing or deleting them in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid data loss and easy management of email accounts.

                          8 votes
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                          • Roam / Export option for applications settings of Outlook 2016

                            roam applications settings and views! if anyone have multiple PCs and every time have to setup a new one then we have to go through the ritual of setting for every options like message view,rules and etc.

                            6 votes
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                            • Provide an option to configure multiple Outlook.com Accounts in Single Profile in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                              Provide an option to configure multiple Outlook.com Accounts in Single Profile in Microsoft Outlook 2016 e.g. business and personal.

                              5 votes
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                              • Provide an option of login pin option over password in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                Provide an option of login pin option over password in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

                                5 votes
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                                • Enable Archive button to be manageable by policy

                                  Entreprise configuration for Archive folder
                                  We need an entreprise way to configure the Archive folder. When clicking on the Archive button for the first time the user can choose a folder. She can also select another folder by using the Options menu. But we need a way to preconfigure this for all users, and also to lock the folder which is used for archiving.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Provide an option of creating configurable Quick Steps for each Account in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                    Provide an option of creating configurable Quick Steps separately for each Account in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as well as allow them to be moved or copied between different Mailboxes or accounts.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Improve the Simplified Account Creation experience

                                      Outlook has introduced a new simplified account creation experience for the Office 365 service. This new functionality enables users to more easily configure Outlook with a one click experience after signing into Office and connecting to the service.

                                      If the new simplified account creation experience does not work in your environment and you need to disable it please give us feedback about why it did not work and any suggested improvements. Please add feedback using the Comments tab on this topic below.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • UPN or Primary address Automation

                                        Whenever a user's UPN, Primary address changes the outlook profiles remain using the old UPN or Primary address showing up as the Sent from by default an option for select FROM to change the new Primary address exists on a per email or per reply basis. Why not make this change an automated feature across board? when the Primary address changes Outlook is unable to pick up this change unless you create a new outlook profile and add your account using the new address. Will you ever make this automated?

                                        2 votes
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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.

                                          2 votes
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