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  1. Email Signature Sync across devices

    It would be great if Outlook sync'd your email signature across multiple devices so that you only have to set or update it once.

    5,667 votes
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    • 25 votes
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      • Provide an option to schedule Out of Office replies for multiple holidays / events in advance

        Currently I can only schedule my out of office for one occasion. Allow an option to pre-schedule multiple occasions. For example On July 3rd, when I set it up for 4th of July, allow me to schedule it for the Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanks Giving, Christmas, etc. That way I can set them up when I am not very busy. Also, provide an option to activate / deactivate them. We have 10 or so holidays, so allow a few more and provide 15+ schedule alternatives. Note: I think the common holidays should be default for everybody.

        191 votes
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        • How about fixing Outlook so that it retains the selected options!!!

          How about fixing Outlook so that it retains the selected options!!!

          6 votes
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          • Provide an option to Sort by Read or unread in Outlook 2016

            Make a sort setting for "read".

            As we can filter by unread right now but it would be good if there would be an option to sort emails by read or unread in Outlook 2016

            14 votes
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            • Outlook should have one filter for settings options in Outlook 2016

              In the settings form, Outlook should have one filter.
              This will bring to the user the possibility of search rapidly the setting option that is needed.

              3 votes
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              • 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.

                136 votes
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                • EXPLORER - it would be great to color code the files in Outlook 2016

                  It would be great to be able to color code the files so when I pull up Explorer, my eyes will go directly to the color I want. I would use it as a sorting/identifier tool.

                  2 votes
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                  • Provide a feature or an option to search when in the Outlook Options window in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

                    Provide a feature or an option to search when in the Outlook Options window in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Adding a search bar when in settings would help as there are so many options, which is great! But finding something specific takes time.

                    1 vote
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                    • Option to not Track formatting changes in track changes in Outlook 2016

                      When using Track Changes, please provide an option where we can Turn Off or Disable tracking "formatting changes" permanently.
                      Most of us do not need or want to track formatting changes and it just gets in the way.

                      2 votes
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                      • Lock Outlook Notes in Outlook 2016

                        Individual Outlook Notes should allow password lockout

                        2 votes
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                        • Display account in Folder Pane when choosing inbox in Favorites Pane in Outlook 2016

                          I have few email accounts setup in outlook, each with multiple sub folders. So when accounts/folders are open, they obviously can't all be seen in the Folder Pane without scrolling up and down.

                          I have the inboxes to all my accounts showing in the favorites pane, but I would like outlook to automatically display the account of the account of the inbox I choose above in the favorites pane, in the folder pane. Therefore not making me have to scroll each time I'm in a different inbox.

                          1 vote
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                          • To provide an option in Quick Access Toolbar - Default Toolbar to Auto-hide unusable items in Outlook 2016

                            The Quick Access Toolbar is an awesome tool for the Office product lines. The only downside with Outlook is that you have a different QA-Toolbar in each of the various screens (e.g. Replies, Forwards, Calendar, Inbox, Meetings, etc....). I suggest there being a default one that would standardize all Toolbars. That being said, some options are not viable for certain panes (such as "Format AutoShape: Size" when in Mail). I would propose that with a default toolbar, all unused options would "hide," just leaving the pertinent ones and de-cluttering the toolbar while keeping things standardized (like with the Toolbar's custom…

                            5 votes
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                            • Embed PowerBI

                              I would like to have an integration and ability to embed PowerBI information directly in Outlook email

                              2 votes
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                              • Add the ability to list Notes in alphabetically order in Outlook 2016

                                Add the ability to list Notes in alphabetically order in Outlook 2016

                                5 votes
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                                • Global settings for email folders in Outlook 2016

                                  It would be very nice, and would save a lot of time, if there was a way to set email folder settings globally, instead of having to go to each and every folder and change the settings to what I want them to be.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Provide a feature to show deleted items in conversation view in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                    Provide a feature to show deleted items in conversation view in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Please show deleted items in conversation view again. If it was removed by request, please make it an option.
                                    The conversation view is less useful, if it can't help me clear my inbox, and know I can recover a deleted item in a thread easily.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Signatures with attachments - Select a signature and a document is automatically attached to the email as well.

                                      Create signatures that includes attachments. When you select the signature, the associated document is automatically attached to the email as well.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • 3 votes
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