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  1. Remove extra whitespace under AutoPreview text in non-Compact Mode

    If you turn on AutoPreview in Outlook 2016 and the message list is in its wide mode, each message or conversation has about half a line of empty white space under each message's AutoPreview text.

    I use 1-line AutoPreview, so this extra space steals over 10% of the available vertical space in the message list!

    To repro:
    1) while viewing inbox, turn off preview pane or move it to the bottom
    2) maximize outlook so that it will switch to its "wide" mode with sender and subject on the same line
    3) turn on auto-preview and set it to 1…

    114 votes
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  2. Fix the Home > Filter Email > Unread filter

    The Unread filter doesn't work. It puts "isread:no" into the search box, but that's not the right command (should be "read:no"). Also, when using "read:no", Outlook does not respect the Mark As Read When Selection Changes setting as of 6/13/16, for me. It was working before the last update. I don't want the emails to be marked read unless I manually do it, Outlook is marking them when the selection changes.. even though it's disabled, and it doesn't do it when no filter is applied.

    27 votes
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  3. "Mark thread as read" similar to the "Ignore" feature in Outlook 2016

    The "Ignore" feature will delete all current and future mail that belongs to the marked thread. This new feature would have similar functionality but mark all current and future emails as "Read" for a given thread.

    16 votes
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  4. Multi-line paste into Location flattens to single line

    If user pastes multiple lines of text into a Calendar item Location, it should get flattened to a single line. (That is, simply strip \r\n out of the pasted string, instead of just taking the first line).

    That way if someone pasts an address like

    4865 Rainier Ave. S
    Seattle, WA 98118

    it will turn into
    4865 Rainier Ave. S Seattle, WA 98118

    instead of what it currently does, which is just:
    4865 Rainier Ave. S

    This is a simple and easy-to-implement improvement.

    27 votes
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  5. Replace right click functionality when calendar is part of the email view

    Replace right click functionality when calendar is part of your email view. This functionality existed in previous Outlook versions. When viewing email, We used to be able to right click a visible meeting and have the option to "reply all", "reply", "forward", etc. Now, if an email necessitates an action to a visible calendar activity, we have to move from the email page and open the calendar page.

    14 votes
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  6. Option of Hand written email for touch devices

    Option to compose emails in own handwriting using the pen on touch devices.

    51 votes
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  7. Provide an option to allow deletion of invitations without declining in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to allow deletion of invitations without declining in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    7 votes
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  8. Option to Leave/Exit or Join/Add to a Conversation or chain email in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Option to Exit/Leave from a conversation in Outlook 2016. In a big organisation, there are so many unnecessary emails and it will be good if we can leave that conversation.
    Also allowing a user to just add someone else to an email chain without having to click “Reply All” and “Plus John Smith” and filling up everyone else’s inbox. User could tag that they want John Smith to just be in the to/cc field when the next person replies to the chain. It would pop up a box notifying the next sender that the following individuals have requested to be…

    37 votes
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  9. Search Folders should search Deleted items folder

    Search Folders feature should search Delete folder. If Search Folders is designed to find all emails from and to a person, then there any many emails in the Delete folder that's from that person. If Search Folders doesn't search the Delete folder, then it's not working completely.

    68 votes
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  10. Provide an option of Vacation as a seperate category in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option of a Calendar category event just for vacation request and don't pop up a reminder at all for those categories in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    23 votes
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  11. Option to mark the email as Read and Archive in a single step in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Option to Mark the email as Read and Archive Option for Desktop versions of Outlook 2016. This feature work in Android and would be great to have the same functionality in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    43 votes
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  12. Wildcard search in Address Book (GAL)

    In the Address Book of Outlook, there is still only partial name search possible, but no Wildcard search. Please add wildcard search options.

    107 votes
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  13. Provide an option to Add Contact Groups to Hotmail.com Account using Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to Add Contact Groups to Hotmail.com Account configured in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as this options seems to be disabled for now.

    15 votes
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  14. Option to retain the text size when using the Zoom feature in reading pane after moving to next email in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to retain the text size when we use the zoom feature in Microsoft Outlook 2016 even after moving to another email as currently it reverts to the default 100%.

    43 votes
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  15. Provide ability to change the name of a file or an attachment within the email.

    I'd like to be able to change the name of a file within the email. For example, I often forward invoices straight to my cloud accounting package.

    142 votes
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  16. Option to Pin Time Zones corresponding to the Event in Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Please provide an option to pin the Time Zones fields corresponding to the event or task to the Appointment Inspector window in Microsoft Outlook 2016. The time zones feature is a great way to make sure we have the right time however as of now it's an unnecessary extra step to turn them on each time.

    Or, set a recurring appointment to start at 2:00 PM every Friday (for example), and it will alert the user at 2:00PM of his/her location. Means it will alert everyone at different moments, but at the “same” local time.

    22 votes
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  17. Option to create tasks and appointments using Quick Steps with option of text or attachment

    Option to create a task or appointment using Quick Steps with option to select text or attachment. You can review the task or appointment without opening the email and to have the email in case you need to reply/forward forward it to your contacts.

    33 votes
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  18. When at the Insert Hyperlink > Current Folder pop-up, allow users to see their Favorites folders.

    When at the Insert Hyperlink > Current Folder pop-up, allow users to see their Favorites folders similar to how they appear in the File Explorer above the "This PC" or Desktop folder structure. This would make it much easier to hyperlink to a network folder from my email.

    I currently have to go to the root folder and click through several levels and selecting folders this way is incredibly slow.

    10 votes
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  19. Recursive export to csv

    In order to analyse the emails I get, I wanted to export them all to a script-friendly format (namely, csv) but found out that csv export is only possible for a single directory (While pst recursive export is possible).

    Could you please allow recursive csv export as well?

    9 votes
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  20. Reminder Window in Red IN Outlook 2016

    Request for Reminder window to be user defined.

    E.g. Flash bright red etc,

    9 votes
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