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  1. Outlook 2016 sync issues

    In Outlook 2016, I am missing 5 months worth of sent E-mails. The E-mails are there as can be seen in Outlook.com, however, they will not sync to Outlook 2016. Meanwhile, Outlook 2016 believes that sync is complete. Syncing between Outlook 2016 and Outlook.com seems generally unreliable and slow.

    32 votes

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  2. Provide a feature to launch Microsoft Office 365 Outlook Web App using a browser from the Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to launch Microsoft Office 365 Outlook Web App using a browser from the Microsoft Outlook 2016

    8 votes

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  3. unread

    Incorrect unread count on Inbox is still shown even if all mails have already been viewed and read.

    16 votes

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  4. Provide Cross platform PST support for Outlook 2016 for Windows and MAC

    Add the ability to Read/Write PST files from Outlook 2016 for Windows and for Mac.

    21 votes

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  5. Show Icons in the Shortcuts Pane in Outlook 2016

    Shortcuts Pane should show the item icons the same way the Folder Pane does. Trying to find an item is much faster with icon recognition than with reading.

    21 votes

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  6. Provide an option to truncate the email addresses when printing E-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to truncate the email addresses when printing E-mails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to save paper and cost involved.

    7 votes

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  7. Provide an option to automatically refresh the Unread emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to automatically refresh the Unread emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than toggling between Read and Unread emails to get the updated status about Unread emails.

    34 votes

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  8. Adjust Outlook performance to handle super-delegate scenarios

    Microsoft states that it has not tested delegate scenarios beyond a 1 to 4 ratio of delegate to managers, also known as the super-delegate scenario. Some guidance is provided on ways to handle super-delegate scenarios in this TechNet Blog post:

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/officeresourcekit/2012/12/17/recommendations-for-configuring-delegate-scenarios-in-outlook-2010/

    Unfortunately, this post does not go far enough towards addressing a need to scale to larger delegate scenarios (think 1 to 40 or greater) and the performance hit to Outlook synchronization that is seen as the ratio increases.

    In a super-delegate scenario, the delegate (or team of delegates) opening a manager’s mailbox will change day-to-day and as…

    76 votes

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  9. Option to print only first page for "chanined" long E-mails

    When receiving a new E-mail which is a new comment to many older mails below it should be possible to print only the "new" first page. Each time (1) open the E-Mail (2) select print (3) select print only page 1 and than (4) click to print is very annoying.

    43 votes

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  10. metered connection

    Often Outlook (and Edge browser as well) will think I'm still on a metered connection after I've connected to WiFi. This usually keeps the apps offline even if I say it's ok to continue. Also provide proper sync on metered connection with Outlook 2016

    Only rebooting the PC will help solve the problem.

    66 votes

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  11. Allow bcc field in print form for Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to view BCC field when trying to print mail or convert it to PDF in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    54 votes

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  12. More color options for icons in the Quick Access Toolbar

    Icons in the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) are now monochrome in Microsoft Outlook 2016. The custom icons which are colored are very limited in number. It would be nice to get Quick Access Toolbar icons in different colors.

    Also, as someone with challenged vision, I find Outlook 2016 more difficult to see. I have had to turn on reading pane in order to zoom my emails so I can read them. But I really don’t like using reading pane. I have found a way to increase the font size in my emails list, which is helpful, but other than that,…

    134 votes

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  13. Add ability to horizontally resize and maximize send receive progress window in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Add ability to horizontally re-size and maximize send receive progress window in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    3 votes

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  14. Option to Download Headers Only for IMAP in Outlook 2016

    Option to make "Download Headers Only" available again for IMAP account in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    96 votes

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  15. Account Name in Navigation Pane does not preserve capitalization

    When you change the account name in the Account Properties dialog, the account name shown in Navigation Pane does not display capitalization and shows lower case. The spelling is correct but the capitalisation used is not reflected in the Navigation Pane.

    171 votes

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  16. Option to export Contacts to and from Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC in multiple formats including Excel

    Option to export contacts from Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC in multiple formats including Excel for better user experience.

    33 votes

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  17. don't block shutdown if emptying the "deleted items" folder on exit is on

    Please don't block Windows shutdown if the setting to empty the "deleted items" folder on exit is set.

    Do select a sensible default instead. Based on how autosave is behaving in other office applications, I'd say go ahead and delete without asking. Alternatively, skip the folder cleanup on shutdown and just exit. Whatever you do, just don't stop the shutdown sequence.

    This is one of the most frustrating things in Outlook for me, as this usually happens just as I want to shut down the laptop and rush to the train station (this is also the reason I usually don't…

    5 votes

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  18. Option to Autostart Microsoft Outlook 2016 with WIndows

    Adding an Option to Auto-start Microsoft Outlook 2016 with Windows would be beneficial.

    49 votes

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  19. Please reopen all the drafts that were open on outlook restart or crash

    Please reopen all the emails and Outlook windows including drafts that were open in Microsoft Outlook 2016 before restart or crash.

    67 votes

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  20. Make Outlook program multi-threaded

    Whenever you're working in a popup window, e.g. settings, all other Outlook windows are frozen. Makes it hard to grab needed text or other info from those other windows.

    10 votes

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