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.
Der Windows Team - we will get this feature?
David Avery commented
rules and queries don't work for me. I need real unified inbox like the other 3rd party mail clients, IOS mail, and mac outlook! I can't believe we're still talking about this all these years later!
incredible that this is still not realized!
Justin Patterson commented
Exactly. This is a main reason I continue to use Mail for Windows and not Outlook.
Mail on iOS/iPadOS/macOS can combine inboxes and Outlook iOS/iPadOS can combine inboxes. Outlook needs this feature yester-year.
It works great Outlook 2016 on Mac OS. Just on Windows. Maybe the office team favors Mac?
I used Outlook with my old computer,Windows 2007? or 2010? On my new computer with Office 2019, it is impossible to combine all my email inboxes on one display. I guess I will have to look for some other mail programs. This omission is STUPID!
sikander gulzar commented
Why would Microsoft miss out on such an important feature !
Come on guys, lift your game
"All Mail" folder, which would show all received and sent items in a single folder be available by default, as I believe such a folder always was available in earlier versions of Outlook. If these could be in a separate archive that we could empty out from time to time, that would be excellent. Thank you.
John Kenny commented
This has been feedback falling on deaf ears for many years and after speaking with a senior MS developer, this stuff is never pushed internally as larger MS global clients simply don't want this for fear of employees productivity dropping due to being able to add "personal" emails as well.
Solution is simple for us to vote with our feet and wallets, say goodbye to Microsoft and join Google/Apple who have this stuff as standard!
Apparently, for POP3 accounts at least, you can unify your Inbox / Sent / etc. if you have all your POP3 accounts feed into the same, single .pst file.
I have not tried yet, but I don;t think you can use this to unify your Inbox for other types of email accounts, like IMAP or Exchange.
My Oultook Express from 2004 on XP and my Outlook 2003 all had unified Inboxes for however many email accounts I had. Yes, under the hood, the emails got combined into a single .dbx or .pst file, but that was OK.
Now, today, setting up Outlook in Microsoft 365 Home 64-bit on Win 10 Pro 64-bit, I don't have a unified Inbox for my four accounts. WHY NOT?
PLEASE ADD ALL ACCOUNT MAIL ( SHARED MAILBOX) IN ONE INBOX LIKE A MOBILE OUTLOOK APP.
Just a search folder with unread emails from all configured accounts, like in Windows Live Mail.
Still haven't made the switch from Windows Live Mail to Outlook because of this very feature!
Benyamin Limanto commented
Until now.. Outlook desktop doesn't have them, but Outlook for mac, Outlook for Android have them.. Oh God.. come one.. why It's hard just to copy paste the code from the same program...
At least see many people even use search : Folder:Inbox, isunread:no...
It's only temporary solution, and it make people nuts!
James Dorton commented
Considering I manage 6 different inboxes at work, a unified inbox option would be amazing to add to my workflow. Especially considering the mailboxes are shared amongst multiple people. If they read the email, it marks it as read for everyone and I don't always think to go look at the inbox unless there's an unread counter. With a unified inbox option, I'll be able to see all emails, all the time, regardless if they're read or unread.
Paul Chillingworth commented
As a long term user of the excellent Mac Mail email client I cannot understand why an otherwise serviceable email client like Outlook does not have a combined inbox. This is 2020 is it not, come on Microsoft, get your act together.
I have reluctantly moved from Mac to PC as my daily driver as Apple have lost the plot on their hardware. Apple software is far from perfect but I have spent FAR more time getting windows to work on a daily basis than I di on Mac.
Why isn't Outlook more intuitive to use. I an royally fed-up of having to talk at length with 365 or Microsoft support to solve even the most basic problems.
The only good thing about Outlook is that it has more useful features, like search folders, than the truly awful Microsoft Mail app.
Marios Kleanthous commented
I'd be interested to find out why this simple feature is available in Outlook for MAC and not in Outlook for Windows.
-> Guys, please enable this feature <-
3K votes speaks for itself, although i feel like nobody's listening...
Matt M commented
Easier way to unify mailboxes without macros and search queries.
I have two separate work email addresses and I would love to be able to have a unified inbox and unified sent folder without creating a bunch of rules.