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  1. Provide an option to enable Windows Hello to control e-mails to be read and sent in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for enhanced security.

    Provide an option to enable Windows Hello to control e-mails to be read and sent in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for enhanced security. It would prevent unauthorized individuals to read and/or send e-mails from an Outlook account and would be more secure.

    4 votes
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    • 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.

      8 votes
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      • A clearer way to create auto-response in Outlook 2016

        Why do we have to pass through this over-super-complex process of creating a rule, pick specific cases and import a pre-made e-mail with not much of tutorial nor explanation in order to simply make an automatic response for when you go on holiday ?

        You should just create a tab or a sub tab but at least something very visible and easily reachable to create and edit automatic emails of response.

        4 votes
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        • Provide an option to Print email without disclaimer in Microsoft Outlook 2016

          Provide an option to Print email without disclaimer in Microsoft Outlook 2016. These days disclaimers are often longer than the message, printing them is waste of paper and damage our planet.

          5 votes
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          • Provide an option to collapse the Email addressees in Outlook 2016 for Mac similar to the Windows version

            Provide an option to collapse the Email addressees in Outlook 2016 for Mac similar to the Windows version

            3 votes
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            • Button for Search Refresh

              After I define a search for my Inbox (which includes only unread items and returns over 200 emails) I begin handling those emails. As I complete each email, the email message is now "read". However, it stays in the search results. From time to time, I would like to be able to hit a Search Reload/Refresh button to eliminate the now read emails from the results window. The only time that an email message seems to auto-eliminate itself from the results list is when I right-click and select Mark as Read. However, the emails that I am searching for contain…

              8 votes
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              • Service Pack?

                Create a service pack for the 65 plus updates needed to update office on the desktop. You install office but can't use Outlook until the updates are applied. If you're using WSUS could be hours before they are applied. Not very good IMO, especially in a business environment where people are dependent on Outlook.

                3 votes
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                • Automatically delete completed tasks after a user-selected period of time

                  A setting which allows the user to have completed tasks automatically deleted X days after their completion date, X being a number chosen by the user.

                  5 votes
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                  • Configure outlook to only download last n days email

                    Provide account configuration so that we can limit the # of days of email that download from the server to the Outlook client.

                    Rationale: sometimes we want or need to limit the amount of email that appears client-side, even though we want to keep more / older mail server side.

                    For example, when traveling with data might put it at risk, when disk space is limited, etc.

                    1 vote
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                    • Moderated Distribution Group Exceptions

                      Moderated Distribution groups give users a "mail tip" to let them know how thier messages delivery may be impacted. Users who are not allowed to send to the group get a tip that says they are not allowed. Users whos mail will be moderated are told that this will occur. Prior to Exchange 2016, this worked flawlessly for us.

                      But we have nested groups that are allowed to bypass moderation, and on Exchange 2016, this breaks the tool tips. Is this ever going to be fixed?

                      1 vote
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                      • Relationship between email strings

                        Introduce an easy relationship feature between 2 different email strings, so when you open one email, you can easily see if there is another string that refers to it.
                        E.g. Internal communication about a case and external communication.

                        1 vote
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                        • Provide a feature to Mark All Unread Emails as Read in Microsoft Outlook 2016 without selecting emails.

                          Provide a feature to Mark All Unread Emails as Read in Microsoft Outlook 2016 without selecting emails instead of selecting each email

                          7 votes
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                          • Use Ctrl-A to select all emails in conversation; second Ctrl-A should select all emails in the folder in Outlook 2016

                            A folder is configured to "Show as Conversations". Focus is on an email in the email list.
                            Current: Ctrl-A selects all emails in the folder.
                            Proposed: First Ctrl-A selects all emails in the conversation. Second Ctrl-A selects all emails in the folder.

                            4 votes
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                            • Provide an option of "Send and Then Quit" when closing Microsoft Outlook 2016 with email in the Outbox.

                              Provide an option of "Send and Then Quit" when closing Microsoft Outlook 2016 with email in the Outbox along with "Exit without Sending" and "Don't Quit". which has a potential to be used way more often than "Exit and Send Later"

                              6 votes
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                              • Provide an option to make emails moved to tasks more easy and easily noticeable in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                Provide an option to make emails moved to tasks more easy and easily noticeable in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

                                As tasks work great in a way to manage your work but they are immensely painful to be located in the form of email later after the task is completed/deleted as when you move an email to tasks it is archived/deleted from inbox.

                                5 votes
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                                • Automatic Reply only to certain e-mail senders in Outlook 2016

                                  Customization: I would like to be able to send automatic replies only to specific people, i.e. not to everyone who sent mail to me.
                                  When I choose that option, I'd like to pick the specific people from the Address book.
                                  This way, I avoid telling everyone that I'm not at home, and only people for whom this is relevant and whom I trust would know. It would be a feature that enhances privacy and safety and that avoids clutter for those who will not get my automatic reply.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Provide an option to dock or pin expanded menus into email pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                    Provide an option to dock or pin expanded menus into email pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016 such as "basic test" to the right side of an email draft. Word and Excel do this. The Outlook experience is such that we have to go to the menu bar and click the expand menu button each time I want to do advanced text formatting. We would like to be able to leave it open or float it to the side until we close/send the email.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Delete BCC' ed emails when the recipient is in the distribution group that is BCC'ed.

                                      Delete BCC' ed emails when the recipient is in the distribution group that is BCC'ed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Provide a feature to create a list of prework items and share it before the meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                        Provide a feature to create a list of prework items and share it before the meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2016 that needs to be completed.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Provide a feature to track unread emails and unattended events in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to ensure they are catered to.

                                          Provide a feature to track unread emails and unattended events in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to ensure they are catered to. It could be similar to generating a unique number(some kind of ticket) to ensure when anyone clicks on or accesses the email, it can be tracked using the unique number to someone respond to the email. It would also help in getting all the unwanted emails tackled and dealt accordingly.

                                          3 votes
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