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  1. Ability to add a custom mandatory field to emails while sending them.

    There should be an option to add a custom mandatory field (similar to how the "To" field is mandatory). Reason for this is that in a support based role, it would be great if we could add a Ticket Reference/Work Item number into the mandatory field, which prompts me to enter this before sending any email. This means that we can always track the email chains by ensuring we forced to enter this information. Also, if this custom field can be part of the automated search function.

    6 votes
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  2. Please bring back the classic theme and more colors in Outlook 2016

    Please bring back the classic themes for Office 2016 like we had in Outlook 2003 and 2007. I

    I use the classic theme in Windows 7 and I would prefer to use that, than the current 4 themes currently provided in Office 2016.

    Why do I want this feature to come back? The classic theme is much easier on my eyes than the themes offered currently in Office 2016.

    Also, you must have more options to add color in outlook! I loved the dashboard of office 2007 and just upgraded to 2016 and it seems so sterile!

    Thanks,
    Chris

    117 votes
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  3. Provide a feature to create Temporary rules in Microsoft Outlook

    A feature to create temporary rules, i.e., a rule which will only be in effect for the following day/week, and then gets automatically deleted/disabled.

    The specific scenario I have in mind is for managing email threads. I could create a rule such that, until end-of-day/week, emails from that thread will automatically go into a specific folder. Many threads don't last so long that I want to create a permanent rule, since I don't want to deal with managing deprecated rules later, and if a thread does last long enough to outlast the rule, either I need to catch up or…

    1 vote
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  4. can you adjust your dictionary so that the English dictonary is UK english and not forcing american spellings

    can you adjust your dictionary so that the English dictionary is UK English and not forcing American spellings,

    13 votes
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  5. Provide a feature to display new email icon in Task bar for Focused/Other/ Focused Only /Others Only in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to display new email icon notification in Task bar for Focused/Other/ Focused Only /Others Only in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Also I would like to get the new mail icon in the task bar/system tray for new Focused Inbox items only.

    6 votes
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  6. auto software updates

    automatic software updates

    3 votes
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  7. Provide automatically each new mail with a unique ID number (possibly a progressive number) in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    As Corporate we need to assign to each outbound message a specific reference number.
    This has been indeed a MUST on all commercial exchange in the past.
    Current e-mail providers (Outlook) does not include the option to automatically assign an unique ID reference number to every in/out coming mails. This is a big mess

    3 votes
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  8. Provide a feature of main folder Locking in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Some people may have a lot of sub-folders within a folder on the left side column. It would be handy if the main folder could be locked to the underside of the line that separates 'Favorites' with the folders beneath. Why, because when you need to scroll down to the last sub folder for example, you need to scroll all the way back up to be able to close the main folder, thus hiding all the sub folders. So, instead of scrolling, if the main folder heading is locked and doesn't disappear when scrolling it would be much easier to…

    3 votes
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  9. Email font size

    The font size of the email folders is waay too small. 2007 used to allow you to change the font size. Why did you remove it? I can't be the only person out there who would like to make the folder size larger without making everything on my computer bigger. Please make it so we can change the font size of the email folders. And the menu words. Why did you remove it?

    69 votes
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  10. Allow changing of IMAP email address

    Before updating Outlook, was I able to easily change the email address for an IMAP account. With the latest update, the ability to change the email address on the account was removed and replaced with a static label. Please bring back the ability to change the email address, I use it frequently!

    29 votes
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  11. 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.

    296 votes
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  12. Provide a feature to send multiple Out-Of-Office messages to the same sender in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Currently Office will send only one out of office message to each sender. Senders usually don't remember the period of absence, so if it is longer than usual they will send messages again, will not receive autoreply, and will believe that I am in the office but ignoring them. There should be an option to choose if you wish to send out of office in reply to more than 1 message from a given sender.

    5 votes
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  13. Allow Tabs for opening multiple folders; and then allow draging items (mail, cal, contacts, etc) to the tabs as you would a folder

    Allow Tabs for opening multiple folders; and then allow draging items (mail, cal, contacts, etc) to the tabs as you would a folder.

    Tabs would be at the top; and then if you wanted to drag an item like an email; if you dragged it to the tab; it would be as if you dragged it to that folder.

    9 votes
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  14. Provide a feature to enable notifications on the active device only in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to enable notifications on the active device only in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid multiple devices receiving notifications for the same account.

    If I'm using Outlook on my PC and I receive a new email, I don't need my phone going off in my pocket about it. Similar to functionality in Teams.

    3 votes
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  15. How about fixing Outlook so that it retains the selected options!!!

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

    61 votes
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  16. 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. Also It would be helpful for those who are visual to have the option to change the background color of each mailbox, (Inbox, Sent, and Trash), to avoid confusion when quickly navigating between them.

    690 votes
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  17. Access 2 Outlook accts without having to log out and log in to the other. Like a switcher like Facebook has.

    Access 2 Outlook accts without having to log out of one and log in to the other every time. Like an "account switcher" like Facebook has.

    6 votes
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  18. Fix Automatic Replies from Changing Pasted Text to Images

    Currently if you paste text from OneNote into Outlook's Automatic Replies text box, it will paste the text as an image file instead of text. Please fix this bug to make Microsoft products work better together! Currently you have to paste text from OneNote to Notepad and again to Outlook to prevent this.

    2 votes
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  19. Stop treating the use of a Teams link in a meeting as a change to the meeting

    Currently, if someone creates a Teams meeting link in a meeting and an attendee clicks the link to join the meeting, the meeting treats this as a change to the meeting. When you go to close any meeting window after joining via the teams link, Outlook creates a dialog box asking if you want to save changes. This just serves as a completely unnecessary additional click anytime I want to close a meeting. Please stop the use of a link being logged as a change to the meeting. It's quite annoying!

    4 votes
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