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  1. Add special characters in the "Categorize" section for color blind people.

    There should be special characters that would allow you to organize your inbox like there is colors in the categorize feature for color blind people. Instead of choosing a color to have as a banner across the email it could display dots, forward slash, back slash, etc.

    1 vote
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  2. Type ahead / spellings and next few words

    I would love to have a type ahead kind of capability in office suite. This need to be able to complete partially typed words as well as suggest next few word and maybe the entire sentence like gmail

    6 votes
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  3. Whats New

    Once an item is viewed in "Whats new" and it has then been marked as helpful or not whichever the case may be, it should be replaced by something you have not yet viewed. For instance, once I've seen and acknowledged "Read Aloud" why not replace it with something like "Focussed View" until all new whats new features have been seen.

    1 vote
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  4. Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".

    Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".
    I organize my mail by month. PST files created since Office 2019 just show "Outlook Data File" in the side panel. PST files created in earlier version show the name of the PST file. e.g. 2018-08 There appears no way to change this. I know if shows the name at the top of the screen but it is a pain to click on each folder to find the folder I need.
    Please revert back.

    21 votes
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  5. Quick Step icon colors don't match category colors

    The new look changed the possible colors of the Quick Steps icons and category colors. There is now a discrepancy between the possible Quick Step icons and the category colors.
    As someone who categorizes all incoming mail using the quick steps, it bugs me that the colors no longer match.

    #newicons

    17 votes
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  6. Storage Capacity

    Increase the default storage capacity.

    3 votes
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  7. Finally support aliases in your apps!

    18 months down the line now and still no resolution to this, despite the article explicitly saying "we are actively working on a fix". Any update?
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/outlook-com-email-account-appears-as-outlook-long-series-of-letters-and-numbers-outlook-com-in-outlook-for-windows-90ed7938-7f21-4cb5-a69d-a3b79ea4eafd
    Flagship product and it cannot even do this basic function a year after article was written and 2 years after first reports. The free Win 10 email client does it. Even the iOS integrated mail client does! Not Outlook for iOS...the one built into iOS. Up the game MS. A new version of Office has been released in the meantime.

    1 vote
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  8. Leave the 'From' field blank so we are prompted to select a from account. This will prevent us sending an email from the wrong account

    Leave the 'From' field blank so we are prompted to select a from account. This will prevent us sending an email from the wrong account

    14 votes
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  9. Provide an option to accept/decline updates

    I personally dont like auto updates nor some of the features you think are great ideas. My Outlook just had an update and I despise it. There should be an option to accept the update once viewed or decline and have it reset to prior appearance.

    3 votes
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  10. Full featured reminders window

    I use the reminders window as a to-do list. I have multiple items in my reminders window, including meetings, tasks and flagged emails. I would like to see some of the following:
    - user adjustable window size to see a longer reminder list
    - More fields / field column chooser (such as owner, folder,category, etc.)
    - Ability to sort by these columns
    - Checkbox column to quickly clear completed tasks
    - Ability to see upcoming reminders (perhaps 1 day or 1 week's worth)
    - Set reminders for any field / object (several plugins allow this)
    - Quickly reset reminder date…

    27 votes
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  11. When displaying any type of Outlook item in editting or reminder windows, include a field to display the account and folder the item belongs

    For all Outlook windows that display an outlook item (i.e. editing and reminder windows), include a field to display the account and folder the item belongs to. This is required for users whose outlook profile contains multiple accounts.

    1 vote
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  12. Please add Celtic style fonts.

    Many people look for Celtic fonts around St. Patrick's Day and throughout the year to create documents and graphics for Irish music, food and fun.

    1 vote
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  13. Email visibility

    One neat feature would be if Outlook would show the contents of a folder instead of the message "not enough memory to display this folder". Especially when my computer has 16GB of RAM.

    1 vote
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  14. Undo a Quick Steps operation

    Undo a Quick Steps operation. Accidental clicks happen all the time, and the lack of undo feature makes Quick Steps unusable.

    31 votes
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  15. IMAP categories

    Allow categories for IMAP email messages; this can be with local folder category settings or using the categories of a connected Exchange/MAPI folder if it is selected as the default folder.

    I'm trying to switch to Inbox Zero, but since a unified Inbox is not really possible because I do not get Send As delivery of connected accounts in Outlook.com, I can at least use color categories in my IMAP accounts.

    37 votes
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  16. Skype for Business emojis

    Please get rid of the enormously unprofessional type conversion emojis in Skype for Business. Emojis only by mouse clicking, not by typing normal text (which converts automatically at pressing enter and can't be even modified afterwards).

    3 votes
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  18. Please add the backup add-in feature to Outlook 2019

    Please add the back-up add-on to outlook 2019 and include this feature to all the apps in Office 2019. It was a wonderful tool and I miss it. If it is there somewhere please let us know

    4 votes
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  19. Increase/large the size of additional window.

    When I open additional windows in Outlook, like calendar, it always open small in size, cannot see anything, it is useless. User always have to enlarge or maximize this window. Please provide way to open always maximized or large enough to be useful. Thank You.

    4 votes
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  20. Dark Gray Theme Unread Messages Count not Visible enough in Folder Pane

    When using the Dark Gray Theme in Outlook, the Unread Messages Count in the left Folder Pane should be Blue (or other discernible color) like it is in the Black Office Theme. Currently, it blends into the folder names too easily.

    33 votes
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