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  1. Need a spelling and grammar check in the toolbar

    need a spelling and grammar check in the toolbar

    91 votes
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  2. Replace "Reply, Reply All, Forward" or the "Discard, Pop out" buttons back to to left.

    They are now on the upper right hand corner, whereas before they were on the left.
    On large, widescreen monitors, these are never in your direct line of sight and are "hidden" out of sight in the upper right hand corner.

    23 votes
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  3. Removing folders

    Give us the ability to remove folders we don't use. Many of us do not use the "group", "conversations" or various other folders that Outlook automatically installs and will let us delete. Users should be able to remove any folder they don't want.

    9 votes
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  4. Introduce a contact manager in Outlook 2016

    There should be a contact manager in Outlook.

    Features to include...

    1. Detect duplicate addresses
    2. Graphically display a contact and where it's data come from
    3. Consolidate contacts
    4. Full drag&dropp support of EVERYTHING even when multi selecting
    5. Be aware of all my devices and which contacts those devices have
    6. Be aware of all sources for contacts from any system, application, program, server from Microsoft (example: Skype, Skype for business, AD, Exchange, Windows, Outlook, SharePoint, One Drive, Personal Address Book-PAB in outlook, Dynamics and so on)
    7. Possibility to set the owner/authority on a field by field…

    82 votes
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  5. Allow to configure preferences for Report Message Add-In

    The Report Message Add-In can be deployed centrally but there should be a method to control the settings/preferences in it centrally. For example, set the default option for reporting preference (e.g. always send, never send, ask every time). This should be configurable somewhere (e.g. registry key, GPO, Centralized Deployment manager, Exchange Online policy, etc. The default to ask every time is not the setting we want for our organization, but there is no way currently to reconfigure the default. Please reconsider this.

    6 votes
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  6. Button for out of office

    Please provide a button for setting out of office. easy one click "enter your message here" I always struggle to find and set an out of office reply. shouldnt be this hard.

    790 votes
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  7. Provide a feature or an ability to hide Search Bar in Microsoft Outlook 2016 or make it collapsible to save landscape space.

    Add in the ability to hide the search bar that appears at the top of the mail, calendar and contacts sections or make it collapsible to save landscape space.

    4 votes
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  8. Transparent Updates

    Stop stealth updates. Your last update broke appointments, TELL us when you are going to apply an update, WHAT is in the update, and allow us to ROLL BACK if things get broken. So much time and frustration chasing a problem only to find out you updated things, changed or broke the way they work, and didn't tell anyone.

    4 votes
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  9. Make categories searchable

    I use Outlook, for both mail, calendar and contacts, often the category labels to bring order. However these are not searchable. It's a powerful feature especially if you use it when searching. It would be nice if there is a box where you can search the category * * * * quickly by typing a few letters, especially if you use many categories.

    25 votes
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  10. Bring back the look and feel of Outlook 2010

    Outlook 2016 has lost the great UI that Outlook 2010 had. The current colors, fonts, clarity, shapes, icons, etc. are very hard to see and understand. Folders are widely space, screen real estate is squandered, and work productivity is reduced. I realize that many of the changes are to make outlook more compatible with touch screens and mobile apps. However, most Outlook users use it for WORK. We use a keyboard and mouse. We do not use touch screens, but do need Outlook to be easy on the eyes for 8+ hours per day, fast, and easy to use. We…

    90 votes
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  11. Not enough space in the screen to work. Many space on the screen use for presentation that reduces the space to work

    Not enough space in the screen to work. Many spaces on the screen use for presentation that reduce the space to work

    6 votes
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  12. Outlook Print Same As WORD

    Make PRINT dialog uniform among WORD, OUTLOOK , EXCEL, etc.

    For example, add "PAGES" option to Outlook. I rarely want to print an entire email, and right now it takes multiple clicks and multiple dialogs to select which pages to print.

    9 votes
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  13. Why do you keep deleting my submission?

    You have deleted my submission three times, but I have no idea why. You have my email address - can you let me know what I am doing wrong, please?

    3 votes
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  14. Colour font options

    Suggesting some feature. Kindly see if any colour option can be made available for Folders name we create. so that one can easily identify important group always to check for important emails assigned.

    4 votes
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  15. Skype for Business emojis

    Please get rid of the enormously unprofessional type conversion emojis in Skype for Business. Emojis only by mouse clicking, not by typing normal text (which converts automatically at pressing enter and can't be even modified afterwards).

    3 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Please add the backup add-in feature to Outlook 2019

    Please add the back-up add-on to outlook 2019 and include this feature to all the apps in Office 2019. It was a wonderful tool and I miss it. If it is there somewhere please let us know

    4 votes
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  18. Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".

    Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".
    I organize my mail by month. PST files created since Office 2019 just show "Outlook Data File" in the side panel. PST files created in earlier version show the name of the PST file. e.g. 2018-08 There appears no way to change this. I know if shows the name at the top of the screen but it is a pain to click on each folder to find the folder I need.
    Please revert back.

    14 votes
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  19. Quick Step icon colors don't match category colors

    The new look changed the possible colors of the Quick Steps icons and category colors. There is now a discrepancy between the possible Quick Step icons and the category colors.
    As someone who categorizes all incoming mail using the quick steps, it bugs me that the colors no longer match.

    #newicons

    12 votes
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  20. Undo a Quick Steps operation

    Undo a Quick Steps operation. Accidental clicks happen all the time, and the lack of undo feature makes Quick Steps unusable.

    24 votes
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