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  1. Warn on apparent intent to change recipient list but recipient list not changed

    Outlook added a useful feature a while ago that warns the user when Outlook detects that the user might have intended to attach a file but failed to do so.

    Could a similar feature be added when the sender appears to intend to add (or remove) recipients but the recipient list hasn’t been changed? This happens A LOT.

    2 votes
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    • Provide an option to make the Save button change color to notify the action has been performed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

      Provide an option to make the Save button change color to notify the action has been performed in Microsoft Outlook 2016. After saving a draft mail, the saved button on the top left is not grayed out. I think it is a good idea for the save button to grayed out and indicate it was saved successfully. And when I change the content of the mail, then it should light up again.

      5 votes
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      • Provide the option to add sounds in Office 365

        for office 365 and 2016. while the old sounds add in works with a workaround this should be part on the new office 365 and windows 10 build updates.

        5 votes
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        • Subfolder names should show up not only in the folder list on the left, but also in the email list on the right

          This would be just like Explorer -- when you click on a directory, and you see the list of files in the directory, you also see the subdirectories among the files.
          In Outlook, using subdirectories would be tremendously helpful, but I currently mostly avoid using them, because they can be overlooked way too easily. Right now you only see a little triangle to the left of a folder to show that it includes one or more subfolders, and when you have a very large number of folders, those little markers can just get overlooked too easily.

          Including subfolder names along…

          2 votes
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          • Show the login window on top of the Microsoft Outlook 2016 enabling emails to be hidden for security.

            Show the login window on top of the Microsoft Outlook 2016 enabling emails to be hidden for security. Once the user has entered and validated the credentials, the emails should be revealed.

            1 vote
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            • Make it possible to include screenshots and images in Outlook support tickets

              I recently submitted an Outlook support ticket for which I would have liked to have submitted a screenshot along with the ticket.

              The Outlook support ticket mechanism does not appear to make it possible to include images at all in support tickets.

              Can we please add this feature? Or else just piggyback upon the existing smile/frown system already used by the rest of O365 which makes it easy to add images and screenshots?

              2 votes
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              • Provide a feature of "Retract Email Button" on Out of Office Replies in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                Provide a feature of "Retract Email Button" on Out of Office Replies in Microsoft Outlook 2016 that can enable email senders to retract an email they send to a coworker, in which they received an Out of Office Reply. This would prevent unnecessary emails from piling up while the person is on vacation, maternity leave, Leave Of Absence etc. Often the sender of such emails will find the answers to their queries prior to the recipient returning anyhow, or the email was an unimportant 'CC' or FYI. A retract email button would eliminate a high percentage of unnecessary emails and…

                8 votes
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                • Check that the date in the email actually exists.

                  Many times people put the day of the week and the date together in their email but they get them wrong. For example, Thursday, the 30th of June doesn't exist in either 2017 or 2018. Could you pop a window that the date entered doesn't make sense. Or maybe even tell the user that the next June 30 on a Thursday is 2021 and it would be helpful to add the year on your email for clarity sake :-)

                  4 votes
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                  • Provide a feature to show all messages in the conversation in Microsoft Outlook 2016 where emails have been marked as a task.

                    Provide a feature to show all messages in the conversation in Microsoft Outlook 2016 where emails have been marked as a task.There should be an easy way to view the entire conversation. "Find Related"->"Messages in this conversation" often fails. And even if it succeeded, it should be much easier than that.

                    6 votes
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                    • Provide a feature to sort To Do Bar By Name and Date Flagged in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                      Provide a feature to sort To Do Bar By Name and Date Flagged in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as it would help when some tasks have a Start Date and others don't.

                      6 votes
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                      • Allow more flexible choices for cache mode sync slider age limit

                        What I'd really like for cache mode sync slider is to either keep everything, or to keep 15 months. What is good about 15 months is that I often find myself looking back to mails I sent about a year ago for events, business processes or systems that are approximately annual. So 12 months is too little (because stuff ages out too soon), but 24 months is overkill.

                        2 votes
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                        • Provide a feature to setup Rules and Alerts for a 'Groups' inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                          Provide a feature to setup Rules and Alerts for a 'Groups' inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016 notifications can be auto-forwarded from the Planner to the individual who has been assigned the task.

                          8 votes
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                          • Provide a feature to fix corrupted OST files automatically in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                            Provide a feature to fix corrupted OST files automatically in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as at present there is no tool that can perform the said task.

                            9 votes
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                            • Easier people search in draft emails

                              Sometimes you are looking for a persons name (e.g. exact spelling) for an email. Most people use the to or cc line to autocomplete but that has the problem that it does not match the intent and sometimes the email gets accidentally sent to them as well. There should be something analogous to @name that lets you refer to the person without adding them to the to line.

                              1 vote
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                              • Directions for meeting reminder in Outlook 2016

                                When a reminder pops up for a meeting at a different location, would like to be able to click on the location to get a map and start trip planning (depending on mode, i.e., car, bus, walk).

                                9 votes
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                                • Provide a feature to navigate to an email by right clicking flagged email in 'To-Do' Bar in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                  It would be nice if you could right click and navigate to a flagged email from 'To-Do' Bar in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Add "Copy Me" and "Drag Me" items in Outlook 2016

                                    Provide "Copy Me" button, that will copy the open item to clipboard, as an object of email type (ie, not text).

                                    Also "Drag Me" icon that user can drag to some other destination (file explorer, word or email composer window).

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Provide a setting of "Not from sender" when creating rules in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                                      Provide a setting of "Not from sender" when creating rules in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as it would enable us to handle emails from spammers/unwanted email addresses more effectively and we can filter phishing senders.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Provide an option to disable "you don't often get emails from ..." in Outlook 2016

                                        Provide an option to disable "you don't often get emails from ..." in Outlook 2016

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                                        • Add an option to DLs to not allow messages where DL is on BCC

                                          It would be great as a large DL owner to mark the DL not to accept any messages where the DL was BCCed instead of added to the To or CC fields.

                                          2 votes
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