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  1. Add the ability to filter out Drafts in Emails that was sent if they were combined in a single folder.

    a PSTfile can contain thousands of drafts and sent Email, especially in the purges, filtering them out manually can prove to be a tedious tas, so far I couldn't find a filter or a query that can filter out drafts or Emails that has not been actually sent apart from the actual search items.

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  2. Single click to open mail in Outlook 2016

    single click to open mail

    4 votes
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  3. Please have recurring meeting end dates match the policy for the org

    Today I get an end date default which is too far into the future, and the invite gets rejected right away with an email telling me the max end date. Please make sure the default doesn't exceed the max end date.

    1 vote
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  4. In the favourites list, it would be great to have the option to set up a set of "folder jumps"

    By clicking on a "folder jump" link, Outlook would automatically scroll the folders list to that folder (and series of subfolders). An example might be in the favourites list you might have have a series of key customers set as 'favourites' in the 'jump list', by clicking on Contoso Ltd it would scroll the folder view down to the parent Contoso folder you had previously selected so you could then quickly get to the subfolders like "Sales", "Marketing", "Planning" etc.

    7 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Bring back the simple commands, like turn on & off work off line

    Bring back simple commands, like turn off or turn on work off line.

    4 votes
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  7. Please remember visited links so they are purple (or otherwise the Visited Link color) on future views of a message.

    When I click a link in a message, by default it turns from blue to purple, but the next time I open that same message (or another message containing the same link) it's back to blue. Please persist the visited link status for at least a reasonable amount of time. (A year maybe? or perhaps 100k links? Text storage is cheap.)

    3 votes
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  8. Provide an option to show Meeting Requests in Inbox Folder View in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    At times it is difficult to see where the meeting requests are coming from just by looking at the pop up on the calendar.

    There should be an easy way to filter calendar items (there was a feature by message type, but that seems not very intuitive and looks to be broken) into the inbox or see an aggregated folder view of all un-responded calendar requests. Triage from the calendar doesn't seem to delete the original mail item in the inbox and is harder to see all incoming from the default weekly view. The triage is much easier from a…

    6 votes
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  9. 1 vote
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  10. Allow user to silence out of office warning for a period of time, or until the defined window is up.

    It's very annoying to get a yellow warning every time Out of Office is turned on. You set a start and end time knowing when those times are, why warn me every time I open Outlook that it's in effect? Very annoying and unnecessary. Allow me to acknowledge and silence the warning like you can for a calendar reminder or get rid of the warning altogether.

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  11. Add a parser to the code where users enter new e-mail addresses in rules.

    When an email comes in and I want to place the address into one of my rules, I click on the Sender in the display of the e-mail. Then I would love to be able just to paste that address into the rule.

    However, in most cases I cannot. The e-mail address that is displayed is mostly of the form like:

    Microsoft Community <MicrosoftAnswers@microsoft.com>

    I cannot enter this string into the rule and I have to manually parse it to:

    MicrosoftAnswers@microsoft.com

    If you code in a parser, it would save millions of users 10 seconds EVERY SINGLE TIME…

    3 votes
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  12. Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    Document search bar at the top of Outlook 2016

    4 votes
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  13. Print ToDo-List as a delegate

    At the moment it's not possible to print the daily calendar alongside with the todo-list as a delegate. This feature would be really useful as I'm printing the appointments and meetings of my manager on a daily basis. He wants to receive his todo alongside with his other appointments.

    3 votes
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  14. Option to set default columns instead of having to change them for every folder in Outlook 2016

    Option to set default columns instead of having to change them for every folder in Outlook 2016

    15 votes
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  15. workflow

    If it doesn't already exist (which to my knowledge that is the case), create an automated workflow template program that allows for synchronized project management and ease of learning and saving/documenting/sharing new processes, task completion status updates, content owner approval requests/review requests and so forth involved in a project's step by step corporate regulations-compliant workflow that can be used on a daily basis by any team/department in an organization using Outlook 2016 or any other version.

    3 votes
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  16. Need the ability to export to Publisher calendar from Outlook 2016

    Need the ability to export to Publisher calendar from Outlook 2016

    3 votes
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  17. Provide an option to display more addresses at the top of the received emails replacing "+NUMBER" in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to display more addresses at the top of the received emails replacing "+NUMBER" in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Previous versions of Outlook showed three lines of addressees. That was pretty good. I would like that feature to be restored.

    9 votes
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  18. SharePoint Calendar Custom Fields

    When you connect a SharePoint calendar to Outlook, you can't see or interact with custom fields. This would be a very useful feature.

    4 votes
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  19. Allow Outlook Rules to search for specific characters to avoid Malware and spam attacks in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    As more and more malware attacks are done through e-mail misusing hyperlinks, allow Outlook Rules to search for specific characters to avoid malware and spam attacks in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    22 votes
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  20. Provide an option to create bi weekly events in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to create bi weekly events in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    3 votes
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