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Pin or Stick important emails at the top of your Inbox

Option to be able to pin or stick important emails at the top of your inbox regardless of the date and time they were received when sorted by date.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sugiro um recurso para fixar mensagens importantes no topo da caixa de entrada

    I suggest a feature to pin important messages on top of the inbox

  • Rusty Cradle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lemme make key frequently consulted emails 'sticky' at the top of my many folders, not just the inbox!

  • Thuan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can't believe I can not found such simple feature like pinning email on an email app

  • Eric Z commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow pinning of multiple functions to task bar. Such as the new email function, simply click the icon on the task bar and draft a new message or be able to pin calendar only view on task bar.

    Life would be faster if I could just click the icon for a "new email" from my task bar rather than having to open the app.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow an equal feature to WhatsApp, which allows to attach certain emails to the top of your inbox for better follow-up.

  • Ryan Winrick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Could we "freeze" the top 5 or 10 e-mails, similar to the functionality in Excel, but where that this would also show new incoming e-mails? So, if a user has hundreds of e-mails, and is looking at "older" e-mails, they could still easily see the body of new incoming e-mails without scrolling back and forth. Thanks!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    PLEASE make this a feature on desktop. I find it ridiculous how it's 2019 and this STILL is not a feature. Thank you.

  • Laurel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We use shared email boxes that we need to pin important emails to the top of the inbox for quick reference. We know that the pin feature is available in Web Mail but for business needs, we have all been instructed to start using all the shared mail inboxes in Outlook. We no longer have the ability to keep the important emails pinned at the top. This would be very useful to those of us who know it is available in Webmail but not in Outlook.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Pin should just make that item (whether email or post) stick to the top of the folder it is placed in (whether Inbox or another one). It should be used to tag items that are of high importance to the topic of that folder and "time-insensitive" to make it easy to get to no matter when (and not subject to the normal date-focused view sorting).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Form is not available. My suggestion is to be able to reorganize messages in the inbox fluidly. Moving them to group them with other related messages. Pinning would be a runner up in my book. It would allow you to pin a few important items, so they never fall under the other messages.

  • Pieter-Bart van Splunter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sometimes I send myself reminders that need a short-term followup. For instance if I need to book some hours on a call that can only be created the next working day. These are pins I want to add and remove easily, without being confused with unread e-mails.

    Other times, I need to refer to the same information on a regular basis, and my e-mail inbox just happens to be a convenient place to find this information. For instance a long URL with additional information that I need to use regularly, but too temporarily to bookmark it.

    It might even be nice to pin a conversation. If it would be easy to make a pinned search folder/query for this, I might sometimes use it. But if it's not easy and intuitive, I'd probably not use that, and just regularly search what I need.

  • Ben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Pin functionality is critical to how I use outlook for work and it's frustrating it's not a desktop feature!!

  • Jonas Floyd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    On the web outlook the "Pin" feather is very helpful to keep things that are important in clear view. it would be nice to have the same feature on the desktop app as well.

    Thank you!!

  • Austin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Perhaps this is well below Microsoft's radar due to the relatively low number of votes and comments.

    But I ask this: Would it hurt to add this feature and make at least this number of people (including me) who use your product happy?

  • Office 16 user commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This was posted in 2016... How is this not a feature yet?

    The Outlook application needs to have a pinned feature and the lack of one here (but other office products have it) is a joke.

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