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  1. Add an option to create a new contact from email signature in Outlook 2016

    Add an option to create a new contact from email signature.

    612 votes
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  2. Full Outlook Contact Access From Email

    I want to be able to access a full contact record in Outlook from an open Outlook email like you could before Outlook 2013. Ideally I could click on a persons name in an email and a full contact record would open. Instead, starting in Outlook 2013 and in Office 365, a small contact card without full contact management features opens. Some may want it to work the new way, but some may want it to work the old way so there should be a setting on what happens when you click on an email address on the to: or…

    483 votes
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  3. Allow users to specify their pronouns.

    Add an official way for users to specify their preferred pronouns - he/him, they/them, etc. Ideally this would be easily changeable, and not require people picking options from a list.

    382 votes
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  4. Provide a feature to Import contacts from .vcf or vCard file as well as from other accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Please provide an option import and export individual as well as group contacts from VCard or .vcf file for efficient handling/management of Contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016. An option to Import contacts from .vcf / vCard file as well as from other accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016 would be an added benefit. To make the contacts management function more efficiently it needs an option to import multiple contacts at one time to a custom contact screen with specific user fields. Also ability include calendar and tasks on main contact screen with notes too.

    348 votes
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  5. Import contacts from iCloud

    Allow outlook to import contacts directly from i Cloud. It looks like it should work as there is the option that come up, Import to outlook but then you only get the first contact. I opened up the file with excel and can see the other contacts. with 1400 contacts doing them one at a time is a non starter. Also It would be great if you could finally embed directly i Cloud or Gmail accounts or calendar (as in Windows Mail or in the mail client "EM client")

    If you are not going to get this working then icloud…

    337 votes
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  6. Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification

    Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification. Designate my supervisors emails writing in Red as an example. Just being able to assign a font color to a person for incoming mail so they pop out at you. Especially when you receive hundreds of emails a day. I would rather have that then the little color boxes.

    308 votes
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  7. Options to store and display Contact details with all the information and options to manage them.

    Make it possible to display as well as store all the information related to a contact in People section in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to make it more effective to use. Phone numbers stored and displayed should include all the information in Microsoft Outlook 2016 which include area code and the country code not just the local number. Also if we can get the postal code or Zip Code to auto populate based on the address entered it would be an added benefit. Addition or customization and addition of business card is also needed.

    Also i would really like to be…

    278 votes
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  8. Ability to handle duplicate contacts efficiently in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to provide ability to identify likely duplicate contacts, select one as the real contact and be able to compare and manually merge that record to information from any of the duplicates on a field by field basis in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    265 votes
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  9. Provide a feature to automatically add contact to Address Book or Contacts based on emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to automatically add contact to Address Book or Contacts based on emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016. For example we receive an email from a person named John, getting an option to use the Senders email address to add it to contact directly would be an added benefit and would enhance handling of contacts. Also make it possible to store and display all the information in the Address Book including photos of contacts.

    206 votes
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  10. Enable to show Global Address List in contacts pane

    OWA can show Address Lists of my organization under "Directory". It is better to find someone or some gruop across my contacts and my organization in a view. Please consider to integrate OWA feature and Outlook feature.

    192 votes
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  11. Make it simple to share contacts and address book with others

    Make it easy to share contacts, contact lists and address book with other people. For example, I would like to share my address book or global address list with other people or sharing Contact Lists created on my own with either family or coworkers in a small business.

    142 votes
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  12. Contact Activity Tracker

    Please bring back the Contact Activity Tracker, and make it better with new features like integration with LinkedIn or whatever. I need the ability to see all sent and received messages from a contact.

    Outlook could be so much better (and actually were better, because these functions were available in older versions). Who needs or wants a CRM? Facebook destroys the argument that this feature should be removed from Outlook, so that Microsoft can sell more Dynamics licenses. Facebook gives this feature away for free.

    124 votes
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  13. Provide a feature or tool to sync and keep synced contacts from Google, Apple etc. in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature or tool to sync and keep synced contacts from Google, Apple etc. in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than using different methods to import and sync contacts. Provision of single tool that handles the Contacts Management across all the Email Service Providers would be an added benefit. As everyone today uses Google, Apple or Microsoft, or more likely a combination of these service providers, it is very common to have multiple devices and multiple contacts. A techie at office 365 helped me transfer my Google contacts into Outlook 365 but apparently I have to keep updating manually. Please…

    103 votes
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  14. Merge contacts

    When you enter a spouse's name, it should provide suggestions from your contact list, so if you have both partners in your contacts, it will link them as a married couple. That would make it nice for reminders about anniversaries if it would then give you one reminder for both people. Additionally, then if you're looking at a person's contact card on your phone, it could give you a link to their spouse.

    102 votes
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  15. Wildcard search in Address Book (GAL)

    In the Address Book of Outlook, there is still only partial name search possible, but no Wildcard search. Please add wildcard search options.

    101 votes
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  16. Syncing Outlook contacts subfolders with my Android phone

    There is a BIG issue in Outlook / Contacts app on my Android phone. I use Outlook 365 as my main messaging/calendar/contacts tool on my PC. All my contacts are attached to my outlook account. I have created contacts subfolders to sort them (professional, etc.). On my Android phone (8.0), I have installed Outlook, but ONLY THE CONTACTS IN THE MAIN FOLDER ARE VISIBLE! None of the subfolders are visible, whereas they are visible on outlook.com website. Please correct rapidly this unacceptable bug!!! I have seen that many people complain about this bug, which has lasted too long...

    94 votes
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  17. Add companies as separated entities in contacts

    Separate entity for companies, with contacts linked to them. The administration of general phone numbers and mail addresses becomes a lot easier and the module people and contacts a lot more performant. Also provide an option to add customized fields for Contacts.

    85 votes
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  18. Allow business cards to be scanned into Outlook Contacts using a smartphone's camera.

    Allow business cards to be scanned into Outlook Contacts using a smartphone's camera. If it is possible to use a phone camera to take a shot of a business card, and then for OCR to transfer the contact information into the relevant field's of Outlook's contact cards.

    77 votes
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  19. LinkedIn integration in Outlook Desktop

    What happened to the past integration with LinkedIn? Please reinstate that, even if you have to bring back the add-in for Exchange/Outlook Mail.

    77 votes
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  20. Provide a feature to create a meeting from a Contact Card in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to create a meeting from a Contact Card in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for added functionality.

    76 votes
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