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  1. Option to Contact the person editing Shared Calendar via Calendar view in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    An option to get a visible indicator when an entry is added to a Shared Calendar about who added the item to your calendar. It is particularly helpful if you have an editable calendar and you wish to contact the person that added it directly via the Calendar view without sending it via an invite.

    9 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Favorites folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC

      Option of adding the favorites folder to Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC similar to Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Windows.

      31 votes
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      • Option to add a customized lifetime or expiration date for an email or folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

        An option to set a lifetime or expiration date for an email or folder to automatically delete emails or cleanup after 90 days or any time defined by the user for easier and automated cleanup process.

        11 votes
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        • Allow a message to be flagged when composing a reply or forwarding a message in the preview pane.

          Currently when you reply to or forward a message, if you compose it in the preview pane, the follow-up flag button is missing, you have to pop out the message in order to flag it. Please add the flag button to the options available for a message being composed in the preview pane.

          29 votes
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          • Update Read Receipt to use client's time zone not the server

            Read Receipt currently uses the server time zone. Please update it to be the client's time zone, https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2800633.

            7 votes
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            • New feature request: Introduce email locking mechanism to prevent multiple email threads of the same subject

              New feature request: Introduce email locking mechanism to prevent multiple email threads of the same subject.

              Problem:

              Sometimes, at workplace in the same group, multiple people will be replying all to the same email thread. As a result, there will be several threads of the same email floating around. Different people’s emails will be in different threads of the same email subject.

              Proposal:
              1.Introduce a button in the compose email window that says, “Lock”.
              2.Whenever someone (say, Person A) is replying all to an email message, he/she clicks on the “Lock” button.
              3.At the email server, there would be a…

              14 votes
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              • Email Confirmation on Emails Sent - Read receipt notification

                Email Confirmation on Emails Sent. I do not like bothering my clients. But I would like to know if they have received my invoice I emailed

                81 votes
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                  Currently, Outlook 2016 offers the capability to set a delivery receipt confirmation on an email. Please provide more details about the feature that you would like to see.

                • Notification on completion of Archive Process in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                  It would be nice to get an informative dialogue with "OK" informing about the completion of the Archive Process.

                  6 votes
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                  • Provide in-app training for new features like Clutter

                    The clutter feature has been really frustrating to many people I know and work with. There seems to be a lack of understanding of how it works and that the clutter folder still needs to be monitored. Many people also believe that it acts just like the spam folder.

                    My suggestion would be to provide some in-app training. Upon login during the first week or so, provide a popup on the clutter folder that draws attention to emails it has cluttered:
                    'I moved 4 messages to clutter today. Please check them out. Or, if you would like me to stop…

                    12 votes
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                    • Option of organizing the sequence in the drop down menu in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                      Option to organize the drop down menu in Microsoft Outlook 2016. In the drop-down menu there are many options, however they are used according to individuals requirements. Such options allow us to better place the most frequently used features in the drop down menu to enhance the action and task handling.

                      8 votes
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                      • Delete Clutter folder from mailbox

                        Delete Clutter folder from mailbox, not with MFCMAPI, really for the mailbox!

                        30 votes
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                        • Add ability to filter/search on Group messages liked or not liked

                          In Outlook groups, you can like messages. It would be great if we could search/filter on messages that are liked or not liked.

                          4 votes
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                          • Work Schedule Shading for Out-Of-Office dependent on Day of week

                            Allow different default work hours dependent on day of week. For instance, I work 12-8 on two days of the week, and 8-4 on three days of the week. Right now, you can only go into "Calendar Options" then Work Hours, then "Start Time" and "End Time" of work hours, followed by selecting the days of the week you work.

                            61 votes
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                            • Option to move the clickable font applications outside Microsoft Outlook 2016 post

                              The applications for formatting in Microsoft Outlook 2016 should not be within the post so they can be easily used with constantly going up and down within the post itself.

                              2 votes
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                              • Please add tethered sync between Outlook Desktop and universal Outlook to save on mobile data plans

                                Please add tethered sync between Outlook Desktop and universal mobile phone Outlook to save on mobile data plans. Similar functionality used to exist with the Windows Mobile Device Center. This functionality would save on mobile data plans.

                                18 votes
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                                • Allow a single occurrence of a repeated meeting to be moved past another occurrence of that meeting

                                  Today I cannot move a single occurrence of a meeting past another occurrence of that recurring meeting. For example, if I have a meeting every Mon Wed, I want to be able to move the Mon occurrence to Fri. Today I have to move Wed to Fri, and then move Mon to Wed. It's annoying to reschedule and confusing for meeting attendees.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Outlook Printing Attachments ATT001.HTML

                                    When printing attachments we do not need to print the att.htmls. Can you code the print attachments to exclude this. It is a minor but irritating feature that can be resolved very very easily. If necessary a switch to turn this off for all emails for this email and not all

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Could photos attached to an email appear as thumbnail versions of themselves and Option to increase thumbnail size

                                      I cannot easily identify any particular photo when each appears on the email as a 'cloud' icon along with its identity no. Would it not be easier to see each as a thumbnail of itself?

                                      Also,there should be an option to increase thumbnail size in Outlook please. I use outlook to review security snapshots and a larger image without the need to click on each attachment would be very useful.

                                      38 votes
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                                      • Microsoft Outlook 2016 Apps with right-side banner for corporate communication

                                        There are applications available which offer Windows Screen Saver for showing Corporate Communication messages. Controlled from centralized machine, the system would download executable file, download content, install Apps inside client workstation and modify its registry. Once the computer is idle, the Apps would initiate the Screen Saver and shows Corporate Communication contents.

                                        As the ratio of the laptop screen is getting wider and becomes 16:9 ratio, there might be a place to put those Corporate Communication messages as banner on the right-side of the screen. Hence, outlook 2010 Apps can have this banner and Microsoft can add this feature for…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Datestamp in contact notes field

                                          Make it easy to add a datestamp in a note field.

                                          30 votes
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