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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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Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to request this feature. As part of our investigation on adding this capability, we ask that you please help us gather additional information on how you use Pin. This helps us to prioritize and design the feature to be exactly what you need to get more done!

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, pinning at the top is the best feature of the web version. Soooo annoying you can't do it with Outlook 2016.

  • Mo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please do this on the Outlook 2016. Its on the web based version, but not desktop which is weird.

  • Ma Yunwei commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Add a freeze pane for Folder Navigation. So no matter how I scroll downwards, I can always see my "Important" folder at the top. This allows me to monitor incoming email to "Important" all the time.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I can do this in OWA why can't I do it in the fully fleshed out Outlook 2016 Client?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How do I unpin a message? I accidentally pinned one and now no matter what message I click on, it opens the pinned message. Help! This sucks.

  • YB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was just looking for a "how to" and surprised to find the option does not yet exist. Looking forward to the option. yb

  • PG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a must-have feature for any modern email client, thank you!

  • Garrett Anderson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I exclusively use the web based outlook.com application through internet explorer because of this one reason. Once the ability to pin/stick emails to the top of my inbox in outlook 2016 (and to synchronize online with the web based app) then I will jump in and start using Outlook 2016.

    I want to be able to flag emails and pin them to the top without any extra sorting. Just like I can online. Online I can flag and email, I can pin an email to the top, and I can do both. Very effective in prioritizing my work.

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