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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. Also consider this scenario: Option to be able to pin someone automatically when we reply or send new mail.

We PIN all the “must” people in the CC so it will save our time in putting all the people in the CC every time we send mail. Plus, since there are a lot of “must” people to be filled out in CC, there may be some mistake to not include some people. We would like to avoid such problem.

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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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  • Marily commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a totally awesome option. I was able to use it for a little while and it was super helpful so important emails I need to follow up on don't get lost in the list.

  • Austin Stevens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am completely confused as to why this is not an option. At the very LEAST allow us to sort email with flagged at the top AND by date for the rest.

  • VinaySC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How come it's 2018 already and this feature is still under consideration?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was about to give this idea... but as I was typing it showed me clearly that world is faster. There are so many folks who are already requesting to introduce this feature. Please implement this.

  • Mike Wibben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A Lot of Staff love this feature from the web and it would be great to add it into the Desktop version

  • Bruce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Either the web version needs to be fully functional or the desktop application. Microsoft please pick one to maintain full functionality or both but they need to mirror functionality.

    Today I need to pin email to the desktop application so it will stay at the top of my folder. Please get this in a release.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    pin an email to top of inbox, so i can notice a few important on the day
    just like whatsapp feature

  • Robert Langer-Hann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Use this daily within the webfrontend of outlook. It's a great feature.
    Unfortunately within the Outlook program itself this doesn't seem to work the same way.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A work around that worked for me in the Outlook desktop (Mac High Sierra) client... flag the email and put the list sort on 'Flag Status.'

  • KC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Work around: create a folder and place it at the top of the folder list.

    Drag important emails there.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I Can really use this feature on the desktop version of Outlook. How many votes does it take to ********* the list? I didn't even know pinning an email was a thing 'til I thought, "How can I keep these important messages at the top so they don't get buried in the mountain of emails I receive?" This shouldn't even be a question about if, but rather, how soon.

  • mike m commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can't believe this feature is no longer available :( Please bring it back!

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