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  1. Provide a feature to search recipient email address automatically if we enter phone number in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when composing emails

    At present , if we put user name or user id in outlook for enterprises , we can search the e mail address for the recipient. Provide an option to search and display the email address of the recipient if we enter mobile number of the recipient in TO / CC / BCC field, with Control K option , provided the contact has been stored by entering all the information including phone number(s).

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    • One Click Macro for Contact Search in Outlook 2016

      I would like a macro on my desktop that I could click and it would open my contacts for a quick name search. I had this years ago but MS changed outlook so it no longer worked.

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      • Add ability to search all email for a contact under "Activities" as in Outlook 365

        Other Outlook versions provide ability to search all email exchanges with a contact in Contacts by selecting "Activities" search. It very convenient and fast for finding discussions, attachments, etc. Searching through all emails for a subject, contact, word, etc., is ok, but not as business useful. Thanks.

        5 votes
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        • Improve outlook search result contact card

          Some time ago, the contact Information shown were helpfull. Then - whyever - you changed this to an useless sytle - devided into two screens.

          If you search for a contact and select the entry, you will see a lot of space and only some informaton.

          For the needed Information, you have to click Always on >

          Everything from there could and *should* be displayed on page 1.

          Generally, it is unclear which Information are shown on page 1. Somtimes phone, sometimes mobile, sometimes both ...

          Please let the user customzite the first screen to display more or better all…

          6 votes
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          • Allow the Contact General View from email address right click drop down.

            Old "General View" of a contact instead of a "contact card". Can that be added to the right click drop down over email address?

            7 votes
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            • show contacts with 'Last Name - Given Name' instead of 'Given Name - Last Name' in People view

              In 'People' view there is no chance to show the contacts in a different way than 'Given Name - Last Name'. I can sort it by Last Name, but the fact that the Given Name stands first makes it uncomfortable to read.

              3 votes
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              • SMS & MMS messages - names not just numbers

                Since Outlook has my contacts with phone numbers why can't it provide the name, not just the number when I get a text in my inbox

                2 votes
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                • Don't allow an Open Contact to save in the "Drafts" folder

                  Don't allow an Open Contact to save in the "Drafts" folder. When I'm adding content to the Notes field in a Contact in Outlook, apparently after some time, Outlook saves it as a "Draft". This then ends up with MULTIPLE versions of the SAME contact being saved in "Drafts", and it's difficult to know which is the most recent version. Then when you try to "x" out some of the duplicates in Drafts, it asks you if you want to "save" the Contact draft. When I click "no" (to avoid duplicate files or overwriting the actual more recent version), then…

                  2 votes
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                  • Suddenly in MS Office 365 in Outlook, random Contacts won't allow new entries into the Notes field

                    Suddenly in my MS Office 365 in Outlook, random Contacts froze and won't allow me to enter any new additional content into the "Notes" field. I called Microsoft and after 2 hours spoke to a Level 2 Technician whose only resolution was to duplicate the contact, and then it allows me to enter new content into the Notes field again. This is obviously a software upgrade glitch, because I've been using the new Office 365 for 1-1/2 years now and never had this problem before until the last 2 weeks. It happens with random contacts, but is now happening with…

                    2 votes
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                    • Convert All atenddes list into a Contact Excel list

                      From the list of all Attendees have the ability to select all and convert this list into a Contact list that shows, name, Email, phone i

                      2 votes
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                      • Pop-up to manage contacts in Outlook 2016

                        In Contacts, On the banner above the listings that appear below, the DELETE choice is too close to regularly used choices such as "ADD," "SAVE" or "FORWARD". I recently deleted an entire GROUP by mistake.

                        PLEASE at least, include a "Confirm" DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DELETE THIS? or preferably, MOVE the DELETE choice to a more remote place where it is much less likely to be hit by accident. Thank you for consideration.

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                        • search contact for domain

                          hello,
                          I'm looking for way to find a contact by domain (not by name).
                          Thank you

                          2 votes
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                          • Add "Current Time" as a Field Category for Contacts views

                            When viewing Contacts, it would be very helpful to see what the current time for their location. This information would be helpful to know if it is an appropriate time to call, especially if they are in another part of the world and would save a few moment of mental gymnastics trying to remember the number of hours ahead or behind they are relative to my time. And, please, include either an a.m./p.m . option or 24-hour time format.

                            3 votes
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