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  1. Lock Contact Folders to Prevent Deletion of Entire Folder

    Need the option to be able to lock contact folders in order to prevent accidental deletion of the entire folder but still need to be able to edit the contents of the folders.

    7 votes
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  2. Provide a feature to search Outlook Contacts through Windows Shell in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to search Outlook Contacts through Windows Shell in Microsoft Outlook 2016. In reference to the article (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178954%28v=office.15%29.aspx) the feature wherein Outlook contacts could be found via regular Windows search was disabled with the introduction of Microsoft Outlook 2013 and the Outlook items do not display in Windows Shell searches (searching from the Start Menu or by using Win+F). Please bring back Outlook contacts search through Windows Shell.

    13 votes
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  3. Provide a feature to link a contact to an email in OCM in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to link a contact to an email in Outlook Contact Manager in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than creating a contact.

    13 votes
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  4. Merging Outlook "Account"

    My laptop originally came with Windows 8 as its Operating System. When Windows 10 was released I installed it immediately, not problems, plus I really enjoyed the new UI. Everything was working just fine until the Windows 10.3 update came alone.

    I installed it of course. Over the course of the first 2 weeks my computer would stall after 3 hours. A couple more weeks it 2 weeks. I was starting to loose work. In the next 6-8 weeks it became so bad that as soon as the main UI page appeared, windows would stall.

    I took my laptop to…

    4 votes
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  5. Restore showing inactivity when hovering on a contact in Outlook 2016

    Restore showing inactivity when hovering on a contact in Outlook 2016

    6 votes
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  6. Ability to handle duplicate contacts efficiently in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to provide ability to identify likely duplicate contacts, select one as the real contact and be able to compare and manually merge that record to information from any of the duplicates on a field by field basis in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    264 votes
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  7. Please add a 'cancel' button on the small window that comes up after you click 'Add to Safe Senders' to allow automatic picture downloads.

    Please add a 'cancel' button on the small window that comes up after you click 'Add to Safe Senders' to allow automatic picture downloads.

    5 votes
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  8. Add optional TimeZone to a contact in Outlook 2016

    When working with people in different time zones it can be difficult to keep track of the Timezone everyone works in. Add an optional Timezone field for contacts and if set, please show the contacts current time.

    24 votes
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  9. Options to store and display Contact details with all the information and options to manage them.

    Make it possible to display as well as store all the information related to a contact in People section in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to make it more effective to use. Phone numbers stored and displayed should include all the information in Microsoft Outlook 2016 which include area code and the country code not just the local number. Also if we can get the postal code or Zip Code to auto populate based on the address entered it would be an added benefit. Addition or customization and addition of business card is also needed.

    Also i would really like to be…

    277 votes
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  10. Contact Activity Tracker

    Please bring back the Contact Activity Tracker, and make it better with new features like integration with LinkedIn or whatever. I need the ability to see all sent and received messages from a contact.

    Outlook could be so much better (and actually were better, because these functions were available in older versions). Who needs or wants a CRM? Facebook destroys the argument that this feature should be removed from Outlook, so that Microsoft can sell more Dynamics licenses. Facebook gives this feature away for free.

    124 votes
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  11. Fix the contact management in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Fix the contact management in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when composing regular emails.

    13 votes
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  12. Provide an option to use Direct Number in the Contacts page in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to use Direct Number in the Contacts page in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than using options like Business 2 etc. Providing an option to create custom phone labels (or fields) within Outlook Contacts would be beneficial.

    21 votes
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  13. Provide a feature to use the color from Contacts to highlight the user in the To-field when sending email in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to use the color from Contacts for the recipient in the To-field when sending email in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid sending emails to wrong contacts.

    8 votes
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  14. Option to remove duplicate recipients from To/Cc/Bcc field of Outlook 2016

    The ability to remove duplicate recipients from To/Cc/Bcc field

    31 votes
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  15. Enable editing of ad-hoc Contact Group members

    Should be able to edit the information for an "ad-hoc" contact group member similar to previous versions.

    Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016 uses Contact Cards which results in "ad-hoc" members having to be deleted and re-added to make a change.

    Reference this forum thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeoutlook-msowindows8/edit-a-member-of-a-contact-group/3216f5ba-c00c-412a-aff3-65a78896c3ed.

    8 votes
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  16. Provide an option to import and export Nickname in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to import and export Nickname in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    9 votes
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  17. Merge contacts

    When you enter a spouse's name, it should provide suggestions from your contact list, so if you have both partners in your contacts, it will link them as a married couple. That would make it nice for reminders about anniversaries if it would then give you one reminder for both people. Additionally, then if you're looking at a person's contact card on your phone, it could give you a link to their spouse.

    101 votes
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  18. Provide a feature to associate a contact entry with multiple companies in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to associate a contact entry with multiple companies in Microsoft Outlook 2016 without creating duplicate entries.

    7 votes
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  19. Provide a feature to Import contacts from .vcf or vCard file as well as from other accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Please provide an option import and export individual as well as group contacts from VCard or .vcf file for efficient handling/management of Contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016. An option to Import contacts from .vcf / vCard file as well as from other accounts in Microsoft Outlook 2016 would be an added benefit. To make the contacts management function more efficiently it needs an option to import multiple contacts at one time to a custom contact screen with specific user fields. Also ability include calendar and tasks on main contact screen with notes too.

    348 votes
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  20. Import contacts from iCloud

    Allow outlook to import contacts directly from i Cloud. It looks like it should work as there is the option that come up, Import to outlook but then you only get the first contact. I opened up the file with excel and can see the other contacts. with 1400 contacts doing them one at a time is a non starter. Also It would be great if you could finally embed directly i Cloud or Gmail accounts or calendar (as in Windows Mail or in the mail client "EM client")

    If you are not going to get this working then icloud…

    336 votes
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