Provide a feature to Customize Account Names for email accounts configured in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Provide a feature to Customize Account Names for email accounts configured in Microsoft Outlook 2016 maintaining case as well as re-arrange their order in navigation pane. similar to Windows 10 Mail app. Also It would be helpful for those who are visual to have the option to change the background color of each mailbox, (Inbox, Sent, and Trash), to avoid confusion when quickly navigating between them.
Martin Oddy commented
Not being able to edit account names, in combination with the rigidity of the favourites system, is incredibly frustrating.
Favourites are meant to be 'links', but yet you can't rename them.
The only way of doing so is renaming the whole account, which of course you now can't do.
Simon D. commented
It’s absolutely annoying that it’s not possible anymore to rename Office365 accounts. Please bring back this feature because I’m using several accounts and a renaming feature would bring much more clarity to my mailboxes.
Matt Williams commented
Utterly ridiculous that you can't change the account name - just unbelievably stupid.
Nico Coetzee commented
Obviously the guys working at Microsoft don't have personal outlook.com accounts or else they would have known what a pain this is! How many votes do they need to get this sorted?
DN Bianco commented
Hi you all! I found a way to change the name successfully! You have to add your hotmail/outlook.com account by using POP/SMTP. But you have first enable POP/SMTP in Outlook.com configuration. Go here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/pop-imap-and-smtp-settings-for-outlook-com-d088b986-291d-42b8-9564-9c414e2aa040#bkmk_enablepop_beta so you can obtain POP/SMTP setting and instructions.
Ken Clubb commented
What is wrong with you! The UGLY GUID-based name of the outlook.com server showing up in my outlook is unacceptable. I just now am beginning to switch from GMAIL (10 years) to Outlook.com and the first thing i notice is the ugly name in my outlook folder list. If renaming this USED to be in outlook then there is NOT EXCUSE not to put it back in. Get your UI act together Microsoft.
Graham Apolony commented
We need this back. Since when is deleting features an improvement? All my email addresses start with my name, so now I need to use far more of my screen to show the extended address so I can tell which is which. Just look at the number of requests for a solution on other forums.
Fred Lohnes commented
I have been trying to find a way to change the display name for my office 365 email account for several years and have found nothing that works to accomplish this task. I have heard that this was possible previously and the capability was removed. Please reinstate this capability. There are many good reasons to be able to change the display name so now we all have to deal with a big frustration.
Awful design decision to do this. I use my gmail address for my MS account as well as gmail. Now I have two gmail accounts with the exact same username and I can't relabel the outlook account? Why?
as office 365 is so awkward, the only way to add my account to outlook was to use my exchange / office 365 alternative email id which is ugly as . Now I need to change it back in the from field to my actual id but cant
Really need to restore this.
Who thought loosing this ability was a good idea?
Really need to restore this feature. Cleans up the folder list on the left and allows width of folder pane to be smaller (important on smaller laptop/tablet displays).
Need it too...
Really need to restore this feature.
Nick K commented
Really need to restore this feature. Cleans up the folder list on the left and allows width of folder pane to be smaller (important on smaller laptop/tablet displays)
If you have changed to a primary email account the name should also change with it
Moritz Profitlich commented
For legibility this is a should, for usability it is a must. My client uses his company's mailaddress for an Oulook account and he of course uses his company's mailadress itself. He thus has two accounts of the same nem and no possibility to distinguish between them.
Dany Chouinard commented
We handle multiple email@example.com. Therefore we got a long list of "payables" with no way to see wich account it is. Please at least us use the full email adress. Or better yet, let us set the visible name.
W. Foster commented
After a long time I switched back to Outlook and really wonder why such obvious things are missing.