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  1. Add an option to create a new contact from email signature in Outlook 2016

    Add an option to create a new contact from email signature.

    395 votes
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    • Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification

      Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification. Designate my supervisors emails writing in Red as an example. Just being able to assign a font color to a person for incoming mail so they pop out at you. Especially when you receive hundreds of emails a day. I would rather have that then the little color boxes.

      185 votes
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      • Full Outlook Contact Access From Email

        I want to be able to access a full contact record in Outlook from an open Outlook email like you could before Outlook 2013. Ideally I could click on a persons name in an email and a full contact record would open. Instead, starting in Outlook 2013 and in Office 365, a small contact card without full contact management features opens. Some may want it to work the new way, but some may want it to work the old way so there should be a setting on what happens when you click on an email address on the to: or…

        441 votes
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        • Provide a feature or tool to sync and keep synced contacts from Google, Apple etc. in Microsoft Outlook 2016

          Provide a feature or tool to sync and keep synced contacts from Google, Apple etc. in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than using different methods to import and sync contacts. Provision of single tool that handles the Contacts Management across all the Email Service Providers would be an added benefit. As everyone today uses Google, Apple or Microsoft, or more likely a combination of these service providers, it is very common to have multiple devices and multiple contacts. A techie at office 365 helped me transfer my Google contacts into Outlook 365 but apparently I have to keep updating manually. Please…

          73 votes
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          • Allow business cards to be scanned into Outlook Contacts using a smartphone's camera.

            Allow business cards to be scanned into Outlook Contacts using a smartphone's camera. If it is possible to use a phone camera to take a shot of a business card, and then for OCR to transfer the contact information into the relevant field's of Outlook's contact cards.

            27 votes
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            • View a Contact's emails, correpsondance from that Contact Folder

              I find it astounding that OUTLOOK doesn't have this feature. When I open up a Contact, I should be able to view all my email correspondence with them without having to go back to the email folder and conduct a search

              20 votes
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              • Provide button to change password.

                add a change password button.... AGAIN

                10 votes
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                • People View - View Full Notes Section

                  Recent update has changed the people view so that the notes section no longer displays in full. To view full notes now have to edit the contact instead.

                  17 votes
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                  • Syncing Outlook contacts subfolders with my Android phone

                    There is a BIG issue in Outlook / Contacts app on my Android phone. I use Outlook 365 as my main messaging/calendar/contacts tool on my PC. All my contacts are attached to my outlook account. I have created contacts subfolders to sort them (professional, etc.). On my Android phone (8.0), I have installed Outlook, but ONLY THE CONTACTS IN THE MAIN FOLDER ARE VISIBLE! None of the subfolders are visible, whereas they are visible on outlook.com website. Please correct rapidly this unacceptable bug!!! I have seen that many people complain about this bug, which has lasted too long...

                    17 votes
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                    • I have contacts that I no longer want in my contact list but I don't want to delete them. I would like to move them to an unused folder.

                      Create an UNUSED folder to move contacts from your list without permanently deleted them.

                      7 votes
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                      • IMport Contacts

                        how can you bulk import contacts from an iphone

                        13 votes
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                        • Provide a feature or option to create a meeting or appointment without sending an email in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                          Why can you not click on create a meeting or appointment with a contact without sending it as an email. I just want to create a calendar item on my PC for a meeting, appointment or work with out sending an email to them.

                          5 votes
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                          • Show presence information from Teams vs Skype for Business in Outlook 2016

                            When Skype for Business is running I get people's presence info in outlook. With only Teams running, I do not. Given it's a potential/future replacement for Skype this seems like an important integration point to incorporate.

                            16 votes
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                            • Provide an option to show nickname in the inbox the name as you have saved your contact.

                              Provide an option to show nickname in the inbox the name as you have saved your contact.

                              7 votes
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                              • Provide an option to change the font color in Contacts for Phone number in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                IN CONTACT I find that the contact phone number should be in other color than blue.
                                Why not black, it would be more visible !!!!!

                                7 votes
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                                • put back features available with outlook 2007 - in contacts you could find all items connected to contact - email, task, etc

                                  put back features available with outlook 2007 - in contacts you could find all items connected to contact - email, task, etc. no longer available in 2016

                                  Also outlook 2007 allowed you to connect contacts - example associates - family - referrals etc. 2016 doesn't let you do that!!!!
                                  Seems like 2016 is a downgrade

                                  15 votes
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                                  • How to import all contacts from iCloud at once?

                                    How to import all contacts from iCloud at once?

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thank you for reaching out to let us know about your recent experience while using the Oultook.com app.

                                      We apologize for the inconvenience and believe all your questions can be answered by going to the following link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Get-help-with-Outlook-com-40676ad0-c831-45ac-a023-5be633be798d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                                      Here you will find assistance for everything from getting started using your account to troubleshooting any issues that may arise. ?

                                      If you have a feature you would like to see added to the app in the future please let us know here in the UserVoice forum.

                                      All the best,
                                      The Outlook Team

                                      PS: We are not able to see replies to this address. Please refer any additional questions you may have to in-app support or the online answer forums.

                                    • Allow to attach a resume which may be a pdf or Word doc to the corresponding contact in Outlook

                                      I want to be able to attach a resume which may be a pdf or Word doc to the corresponding contact in Outlook. I want to look up a person in Contacts/People, open the Outlook Contact and then be able to click a link in the contact that would be attached to much more detail in a resume, for example, that is saved on my hard drive in Documents

                                      2 votes
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                                      • In outlook 365; Open& import menu; Import Peoples from EXCEL file.

                                        Outlook have Open & Import option. You can add import option from -directly- xlsx file.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Standard view people is not displaying what I need

                                          The recently introduced standard view in people is horrible. It displays the email, one phone number, and one line of notes. Earlier versions displayed much more info, and it saved me a lot of time to open the contact to view the info that I need.

                                          5 votes
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