Unified Inbox for Outlook 2016
Outlook needs a unified Inbox similar to the Outlook for iOS app. For those of us with multiple email accounts it would be very convenient to have all emails arrive in one inbox; perhaps color-coded to show which account they were delivered to.
H. Glomme commented
It would be nice if you could have a common inbox, draft folder, sent folder and spam folder to effectively search and process your emails.
This feature already exists in Outlook for MAC but strangely enough not for Windows.
At the moment there are only two options: you can either create a shared inbox by using POP3 instead of IMAP or you can drag folders from all accounts into the Favorites folder which is not really user friendly.
Will Figueroa commented
OP Feb 2016!? Came over to Outlook for Surface from Airmail for Mac. Guess I'll be looking for another client... Why do I pay for 365 again? #Disappointed
Completely bewildering why Microsoft have not done this to-date, or in fact once managed it and took the functionality away. Anyway, I would love to see it happen.
I have worked on Outlook ever since. The only purpose of subscribing to Outlook is the ease of working on Unified Inbox & Sent box which made life so easy and organized. PLS BRING IT BACK OR I'M READY TO OPTOUT.
Kurt Frenter commented
It is a grim milestone when a desktop program cannot provide the convenience and functionality of a smartphone app
It is a mandatory feature! How come it's not there? Come on Microsoft!
The ability to have one merged inbox, if you have multiple mail accounts in use - just like the Outlook App for Android, which has this feature implemented since months.
Christian G commented
Unified inbox is a standard feature for the mobile version of outlook. It would be a very strong tool for those of us who need to manage a business email account along with our personal accounts.
Thomas Dale commented
I am also constantly craving using outlook. A quick google every few months and still no mention of an unified inbox. I would have signed up to a lot of microsoft software if this simple problem was solved . I'm stuck with emclient it seems. I'm really curious why it doesn't have one. Just one logical reason for not having it would be good. I mean I'd swap from Slack to Teams, dropbox to one drive etc ..
Kurt Kip commented
I feel just pure hate to be honest, i feel like MS is messing with me around. We have a company with 100+ People and bought for each one ~400€ worth Office 2019 Pro for Windows. And we work on both systems, like better ones like Macintosh for serveral thousends. It is funny to really realize that a multibilion company like MS Redmond is too incompetent, to implement a standard NR.1 feature in to his "flagship" office product. Every Mail Client besides office has a unified Inbox.. Thunderbird, MacOS MAIL, i have even read that the free Mail client in windows 10 has it, mine sadly not. Read the comments everyone is switching to other client and can't believe his eyes. https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin/suggestions/34852003-unified-inbox-for-outlook-on-windows-10
If we can't solve the problem we might buy instead eMClient license
and we are thinking about to going to press. Because this just unbelievably stupid.
And here the proof, that it is posible since our Macs have the feature... - https://support.office.com/de-de/article/anpassen-von-ansichten-in-outlook-f%C3%BCr-mac-257d7104-5c90-4ee3-bad2-9935ab424c64
Markus Arndt commented
I constantly want to switch from EM Client to Outlook 2019, but can't due to this missing feature.
Sri Katta commented
Please enable Unified Inbox in Outlook 365
Way overdue ! Many competing products have it already....
I know that this has been requested a bazillion times for decades, but for some reason, I feel compelled to beat my head against the Microsoft wall one more time. There is simply no good reason for Outlook (Windows) to NOT have a unified IMAP inbox! Even most FREE email apps have this feature, while I'm paying $50 a month for Office 365. Why on Earth won't you guys be responsive to such a universally requested BASIC usability feature?
Paul Dillon commented
Yes, please Microsoft. This would be so useful.
How can MS have ignored this basic requirement for an email system in PC Outlook for these many years? Especially when it's available in MAC OS and every other serious email handler out there. A disturbing lack of market demands. Makes Outlook unusable to 99% of my clients and certainly me.
Adilson Castro commented
Tenho um problema. Eu administro 12 contas de e-mail e todas que eu dou enviar e receber eu tenho que percorrer duas telas.
Seria bom que na tela inicias, bem no início da página, tivesse um resumo das contas que receberam mensagens. Assim eu iria olhar somente as contas que tivessem recebido mensagens. E para ficar melhor seria que esse resumo tivesse um link que levasse direto à caixa com mensagens novas. Fácil, simples e funcional.
I have a problem. I manage 12 email accounts and all I give send and receive I have to go through two screens.
It would be nice to have a summary of the accounts that received messages on the home screen at the very beginning of the page. So I would only look at the accounts that had received messages. And to make it better, this summary had a link that led straight to the box with new messages. Easy, simple and functional.
Outlook 365 for Windows is sadly lacking in the most useful feature for most users, i.e., a unified inbox. Mailbird has identified that this facility is a must, and is fast catching up in other areas, e.g., filters, calendar, that Outlook provides. Mailbird is therefore my choice of a useable email client. It’s sad to see a suite of Office 365 programmes with one of those, i.e., Outlook so frustratingly useless.
Please, please!!! I'm managing Office365 tenants for some clients and you should see my face every time I got the same question. Where's the unified inbox? This question is asked at minute 1 after installation of users with various accounts.