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  1. Leave the 'From' field blank so we are prompted to select a from account. This will prevent us sending an email from the wrong account

    Leave the 'From' field blank so we are prompted to select a from account. This will prevent us sending an email from the wrong account

    19 votes

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  3. Category list needs to be easier to view/access without using a pop-up box

    The menu displays all category list options in OWA and on the Mac app, but not in Windows/desktop app. Why?! I hate opening up a pop-up box to scroll down and select a category. The list needs to be available in the menu, and it should be searchable. It's like you see the benefit in two interfaces but not in the third one. Makes no sense.

    18 votes

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  4. Provide the capability to Print Tasks within Outlook Today in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    When trying to print my Outlook Today from Outlook 2016, the right-side printing margin is too large which results in the "tasks" being cut off on the right side. Therefore, it would be great to print the whole page including tasks too.

    18 votes

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  5. Save "rules", "signatures" and all other account settings on the account level rather than the device so that all devices will have the same

    Save "rules", "signatures" and all other account settings on the account level rather than the device so that all devices will have the same settings automatically applied instead of having to rewrite all rules and other settings from each device.

    17 votes

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  6. Provide an option to delegate Out of Office message configuration to assistant in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to delegate Out of Office message configuration to assistant in Microsoft Outlook 2016. It will be good if we have ability to delegate this feature. For example, assistant should be able to do this instead of the Director or etc..

    17 votes

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  7. Feature Parity With Outlook.com

    Include features on outlook.com that are not currently in outlook 365/2016.

    Calendar location feature is much better on outlook.com
    Ability to pin e-mails.
    E-Mail encryption facility

    17 votes

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  8. Provide an option to switch Outlook Profile without shutting down Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Provide an option to switch Outlook Profile without shutting down Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    17 votes

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  9. Touch mode email action buttons

    I like the increased whitespace of the 'touch mode' even when I'm not on a touch computer. There is one annoying UI change in Outlook that happens when you go into touch mode. It moves the email action buttons (reply, delete, etc) to the right side in a vertical bar and removes any text labels.It would be great if the icons stayed where they are in the normal mode but are larger and have more whitespace. Much like the changes that happen on the ribbon.

    17 votes

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  10. Minimize outlook to tray

    Possibility to minimize outlook(show hidden icons) or to have a setting enabling this like you can with Skype or Onedrive.
    Nice feature for Outlook users at home not to be bothered with open windows if you don't need them but getting the notifications when an email is received

    16 votes

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  11. Bring back the contact bar at the bottom of the Contact, Calendar, Task and Journal screens.

    Outlook 2010 had a contact bar at the bottom of the Contact, Calendar, Task and Journal screens which allowed linking contacts to these screens. For a Contact you could link an assistant, for Calendar entries link individuals involved, etc. That capability was removed in Outlook 2013 - but it could be added through a Registry edit. It was totally removed in Outlook 2016 & 2019 and a registry edit is not an option. It was a capability I relied on to associate contacts with other records. Please provide the ability to add it back if only through a Registry edit.

    16 votes

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  12. folder pane

    Size of Folder Pane seems to creep wider and wider as Outlook is used.

    16 votes

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  13. Meeting with Auto inserted Signature

    Currently, only new Mails have addeded default Signatures.
    This sucks that i have always to add first my default Signature on a Meeting-Request.

    Why is this feature missing since ever?

    Thunderbird has this by default??

    16 votes

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  14. unread

    Incorrect unread count on Inbox is still shown even if all mails have already been viewed and read.

    16 votes

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  15. Option to add Images in Notes in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Option to add Images in Notes in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    16 votes

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  16. Autocorrect in subject

    The spell check works in the subject line and highlights errors but autocorrect does not work - why not enable autocorrect in the subject like it is in the body of an email/calendar invite

    15 votes

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  17. Integrate conversation history from Teams app

    Please integrate team's conversation history to outlook.

    15 votes

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  18. Automatically detect language and stop correcting wrong language.

    Outlook is totally annoying if you use different languages. After the first few words of typing an email in a new language, it should automatically switch to that language and stop correcting as if it were an email in the default language. My default language is English but if I type in Dutch or Portuguese (for example) it keeps auto-correcting and introducing mistakes. Maybe time to get more multi-lingual developers or at least testers on your team? Thanks for fixing this annoying issue.

    15 votes

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  19. Provide an option or a button to pull more messages down when working in Cached mode in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    When working in Cached Mode and your folder says "Only displaying messages newer than x months", how about a button to force Outlook to download more instead of having to go into the Account Settings to make a change that affects more than the one folder you're looking in.

    15 votes

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  20. Provide a feature to make Working Offline Mode button appear in different color when hovered and when selected in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to make Working Offline Mode button appear in different color when hovered than when selected in Microsoft Outlook 2016. If possible, it would be more beneficial if it is replaced by a small check box in the corner that is checked or unchecked whether or not working offline mode is enabled or disabled.

    15 votes

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