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  1. Make Provide Feedback with Sound option available to be set from withing Outlook 2016

    The Office Sounds add-in works with Outlook when installed, but since there's no Provide Feedback with Sound option in Outlook settings, that needs to be turned on from any other Office application like Word which have this checkbox. It should be available in Advanced options category, like in Word.

    Reference the Sounds add-in downloadable here, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7015.

    11 votes
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  2. Provide an option Create a smart card authentication in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Would be wonderful to authenticate by smart-card, not by login and password.

    4 votes
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  3. Advanced options of To-Do bar on the Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Please, add the To-Do Bar or the Daily Task List on the Calendar. There is no way to see my task on the Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    27 votes
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  4. Better Categories management or Color categorize occurrence of a repeating meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Categories are an excellent, more modern, and flexible alternative to folders. However, managing and assigning categories in Outlook (both client and web) for POP, IMAP as well as Exchange.

    For ex.: Right now we are unable to condense long email conversations unless we organize by date. A feature where you can tag or categorize an entire conversation in the condensed format would be hugely helpful.

    Often I need to be able to find all of the meetings for a specific committee or board but doesn't seem to be an option – a few more colors would also be good. Hereby…

    305 votes
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  5. Add an option in Quick Step that would allow you to remove a specific category.

    Quick Step currently has the option to clear all categories. It would be great if an additional option could be added to clear a single specific category as well.

    16 votes
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  6. Delete e-mail if there is no valid e-mail address or valid domain or the true sender instead of the name displayed in the “from” field

    Would like the Outlook team to alter the behavior of “block sender” to block the true sender instead of the name displayed in the “from” field. One example is a message with an actual sender of xyz@domain1.com that shows as abc@domain2.com in the from field. When adding the sender to the block list, the REAL sender is not blocked by Outlook in the current design. Really cool would be logic that blocks both the actual sender and the address in the from field, or a prompt for each prior to adding to blocked senders

    Also, there should be an option…

    104 votes
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  7. 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.

    18 votes
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  8. Provide an option to make Microsoft Outlook 2016 client to run as service.

    Provide an option to make Microsoft Outlook 2016 client to run as service as it will benefit many customers who need to run all day Outlook client application. To receive windows notifications, for now it is necessary that outlook is open. it would be nice if we could close the outlook GUI but the application runs in the background to continue receiving notifications. A bit like Windows 10 Contact.

    17 votes
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  9. Clarification of options' descriptions on Send/Receive Group form.

    I'd like to make two suggestions about the Send/Receive Groups form's presentation:


    1. The bottom section is titled "When Outlook is Offline" (ie. Alt+S+W). To make it clearer what that actually means, I suggest that be changed to "When Outlook is set to work in Offline Mode". The existing "When Outlook is Offline" causes confusion because people think that means when the LAN or WAN (ie. Internet for most people) is down.


    2. "Include this group in send/receive (F9)" could be better understood as "Include this group in when doing a manual send/receive (ie. F9)"


    2 votes
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  10. Provide an option to display the Quick Access Toolbar even when the Auto Hide option is selected for the Ribbon in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Provide an option to display the Quick Access Toolbar even when the Auto Hide option is selected for the Ribbon in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as it would provide easy access to Quick Access Toolbar and can be customized for enhanced functionality.

    7 votes
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  11. 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.

    17 votes
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  12. 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.

    27 votes
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  13. 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.

    21 votes
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  14. 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.

    19 votes
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  15. Provide an option of displaying the number of Unread Messages against Main Folder if Folder structure is collapsed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option of displaying the number of Unread Messages against Main Folder if Folder structure is collapsed in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to make it easy to check specific folders only for Unread emails rather than going through all the folders. Also provide an option to highlight folders that have emails in their subfolders as we end up missing emails stored in those folders after they are processed and delivered based on rule or criteria.

    101 votes
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  16. Provide an option to set a reminder for a set time before an event in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to set a reminder for a specific time before an event in Microsoft Outlook 2016 like notify an hour prior to a specific meeting etc, or setting a reminder to send an email.

    21 votes
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  17. Provide an option to save the Safe Sender List online or in a file in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to save the Safe Sender List online or in a file in Microsoft Outlook 2016 so it can be used to restore the email addresses rather than adding them again or creating the list from scratch.

    23 votes
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  18. TrustCenter - Configuration Encrypted Mail / S/MIM Certificate signing on Account Basis

    TrustCenter - Configuration Encrypted Mail / S/MIM Certificate signing on Account Basis

    Currently in the TurstCenter you can select to sign E-Mails with installed S/MIME certificates. If you do not have a valid certifcate for every configured e-mail address outlook always tries to sign these mails, leading to an error message.

    It would be nice, if the option "sign mails" would be extended to "sign mails, if a valid certificate is available".

    35 votes
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  19. Resize Outlook Ribbon Icons as well as allow ribbon color to be customized for Outlook 2016

    The purpose of Quick Steps is to improve work efficiency by enabling users to accomplish routine and frequent functions with just ONE click. Previous versions of Outlook allowed users to see within one pane, as many as 12 icons/actions. Also adding the option or feature to enable users to customize the ribbon in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as well for Outlook in Office 365 modules. Also enable users to change colors of the ribbons and icons on the ribbons. Since the list of commands is super long and not usually in an alphabetical order, provision of an option or feature that…

    137 votes
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  20. Move Signature Settings out of Compose Mail

    It would really be nice to find the option to edit signatures within the Options menu (under the File ribbon). Today, we have to compose a new message to access the Signatures options, which can be really confusing to end users.

    52 votes
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