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  1. Provide an option or a button to pull more messages down when working in Cached mode in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    When working in Cached Mode and your folder says "Only displaying messages newer than x months", how about a button to force Outlook to download more instead of having to go into the Account Settings to make a change that affects more than the one folder you're looking in.

    14 votes
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  2. Multiple choices of colors, background and themes like black theme in Desktop Outlook 2016

    Multiple choice of colors and themes like black theme in Desktop Outlook 2016. Also provide an option of feature to reduce too much white space used in Microsoft Outlook. The new outlook is very complicated. Unfortunately I was forced to upgrade to outlook 2016 and Windows 10, otherwise I would have kept the old version of outlook. Microsoft need to consider people feedback and make material changes to outlook in order for users to be able to use it in the most efficient way. Right now, I am finding difficulties in using this outlook. Outlook should be more colorful like…

    1,432 votes
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  3. Provide a walk-through tutorial for visual set up of Outlook 2016

    Visual layout of Outlook is very different from earlier versions. How about the tutorial showing how you can change the settings to the familiar (essential) or perhaps innovative views that are now available.

    HUGE waste of time trying to find the appropriate controls.

    If there is a way to use earlier folder categories show how to import them. If not suggest an easy way to set them up again.

    I have still not discovered how to see the main Inbox pane so that there are many more items showing.

    Presumably there is a way to have one line showing.

    The…

    9 votes
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  4. show the date that you are up on the scroll bar (i think that used to happen)

    when scrolling up and down the in or out box etc it would be good to see the approx date that you are at as a little box appearing adjacent to the scroll bar, perhaps i've missed something, but i think this used to happen or maybe i'm thinking of excel as this has the row number appearing on the scowl bar. it would be good to see the dates like that in outlook

    9 votes
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  5. Quarantine email

    Add select boxes to the Quarantine email, so a user can select multiple emails to "Release to Inbox" or "Report as Not Junk" at the same time and not one-by-one with a long delay as it launches and send you to a confirmation window in your browser over and over again for each email you want to take action on.

    9 votes
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  6. Option to set default columns instead of having to change them for every folder in Outlook 2016

    Option to set default columns instead of having to change them for every folder in Outlook 2016

    20 votes
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  7. Insert Emoji and animated emoji's in email of Outlook 2016

    Aay to rapidly insert emoji's/ animated emoji's in emails, much like inserting other symbols.

    216 votes
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  8. Provide a feature to make Working Offline Mode button appear in different color when hovered and when selected in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to make Working Offline Mode button appear in different color when hovered than when selected in Microsoft Outlook 2016. If possible, it would be more beneficial if it is replaced by a small check box in the corner that is checked or unchecked whether or not working offline mode is enabled or disabled.

    14 votes
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  9. Base font default template for Outlook 365 version 1708 build 8431.2079 dox matrix print

    At some point went from a 'rich' look like this page to 1980's 'dot matrix' look and I hate it. The support person could not change the font default for email account/file folders and messages. The only font change is for Inbox display. This also extends into MS Word, MS Access and Edge pages. Reference case #1400374270 10/5/17.

    Support indicated the 365 product design engineers are the ones that select the base, unchangeable fonts, and that is what we customers have to live with.

    Most of what I see looks like a knock-off version that is poor quality.

    6 votes
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  10. Provide a feature to color email conversations to differentiate from single emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to color email conversations to differentiate from single emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    22 votes
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  11. Resolve the logon popup when opening an attachment

    Since the last update the logon tab in outlook pops up requesting to sign in again when opening an attachment in an email although I am already logged on.
    The document opens normally but the popup is annoying.
    I experience this on both my laptops running on WIN10
    please resolve.

    5 votes
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  12. "Low bandwidth" mode

    Create a mode for situations where you have low bandwidth (in-flight and public Wi-Fi, for example) so the application doesn't become unresponsive by trying to sync shared calendars, index searches etc.

    9 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. Provide a feature to fix corrupted OST files automatically in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to fix corrupted OST files automatically in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as at present there is no tool that can perform the said task.

    14 votes
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  15. Password Dialog Box Stays On Top

    Don't have the inbox/main page pop over the password dialog box on startup. Keep the dialog box on top so we can type in the password instead of having it buried.

    2 votes
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  16. Option to Customize the Office Applications themes independently.

    It would be nice if we could customize the color scheme / look and feel of the office apps independently of each other. I like my word in dark theme but One Note and Outlook in their respective colors. Now you have to choose one look wholesale for the whole system which seems strange.

    Also, please add a ‘Classic Office’ Theme to render all office products in their default themes from 2003/2007/2012.

    289 votes
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  17. Distribution list owner

    When a Distribution list is created there is a owners associated with the Distribution list. If possible have the following created
    a. Have two owners for the DL primary and secondary
    b. If there is single owner and say he moves out of the organization or moves out the team then the ownership should go to his reporting manager by default or the person who had approved the creation of the Distribution list

    7 votes
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  18. Reduce system Memory Consumption when using Outlook 2016

    Reduce system Memory Consumption when using Outlook 2016

    7 votes
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  19. Disabled COM Add-ins window resizeable

    The "Disabled COM Add-ins" window is not resizeable in Outlook 2013, making some text truncated, and the user must use the horizontal scroll bar to see all the content. This is clumsy.

    5 votes
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  20. Please remember visited links so they are purple (or otherwise the Visited Link color) on future views of a message.

    When I click a link in a message, by default it turns from blue to purple, but the next time I open that same message (or another message containing the same link) it's back to blue. Please persist the visited link status for at least a reasonable amount of time. (A year maybe? or perhaps 100k links? Text storage is cheap.)

    6 votes
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