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  1. Provide an option to protect the emails from getting marked as Read in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to protect an email from getting marked as read automatically after X seconds which will protect the emails from getting marked as Read in Microsoft Outlook 2016 while going through the emails. The duration after which an email can be marked as Read can be set by the user. Also provide a feature to lock emails to prevent their accidental deletion while navigating or checking emails.

    10 votes
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  2. Email count by group heading

    I would like to see how many emails are in the groupings I select. For example, number of emails by Date grouping (today, yesterday...); or number of emails by sender in From grouping; or number of emails by Subject grouping.

    65 votes
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  3. Accepted appointments should have the "Accept" option grayed out

    Accepted appointments should have the "Accept" option grayed out. This way, we won't need to do a double-take on whether we've accepted it or not. And similarly for a tentative appointment, the "Tentative" button should be grayed out.

    29 votes
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  4. Delete Clutter folder from mailbox

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

    32 votes
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  5. Include how many hours a task required

    In outlook.com, there is a drop-down menu to include approximately how much time a task will take/did take. This is something that my employer wants to use to see approximately how much time each project we do takes, but this option is nowhere in the downloadable program, only the website. This addition would be perfect for our company's needs.

    30 votes
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  6. Syntax highlighting for programming languages

    Syntax highlighting for programming languages would be awesome. I am always pasting code in emails to colleagues. I typically have to copy the code first into a new document in something like Notepad++, set the language, then choose a copy as HTML option, in order to have the code look sane in the email.

    It would be very nice if I could just set the language for a text block and paste the code and outlook would colorize it for me.

    While that would be enough, it'd be great if outlook could understand those code blocks on the other end…

    9 votes
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  7. 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.

    41 votes
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  8. Rule Option for Email Volume in Outlook 2016

    A rule/message alert would be nice for when you get a certain number of emails a day that automatically get sorted into folders. For example:


    • When a folder receives a certain number of emails in a day by rule.

    • When a folder gets past a certain number of emails total.

    • When someone sends you a certain number of emails a day.

    • When a rule gets triggered a certain number of times in a day/week.

    8 votes
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  9. Custom signatures not using selected font color in email body

    This is more of an issue instead of feature feedback, but ever since upgrading Office 2016 from 2013, my users have an issue. We setup separate signatures "New" and "Reply-Forward" emails that have different font colors. So even though our "Reply" signature has the font to a specific color, as soon as you start typing in the body of the email, the color is the default black and not what the actual signature color is.

    13 votes
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  10. Changing and Managing Conversation message Titles

    If I change the subject of an e-mail, it doesn't properly update the subject in the conversation list. If I instead select group "By subject", the subject is appropriately shown.

    Perhaps you could make the display by subject similar to the conversation display so that e-mail with like subjects in other folders will show up in the group, and perhaps you could have an option to sort by date and subject like the way conversations are displayed.

    Or provide more general flexibility to change the name of a conversation and have future e-mail become part of a conversation as people…

    22 votes
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  11. Special icon for Archive folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to make the icon for the designated Archive folder match the icon of the Archive button in the ribbon

    20 votes
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  12. Provide an option to show Mail tips in English(UK) in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to show Mail tips in English(UK) in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather then only being shown in English(USA)

    6 votes
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  13. Option to make attachments respond to the keyboard the way they have forever

    Working with the keyboard and attachments is not up to the mark in Microsoft Outlook 2016. For heavy email users this requires extra efforts and need to be simplified. Provide an option to handle attachments with Keyboard.

    18 votes
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  14. Groups conversation inline thread reply layout

    It would be so much better if the Office 365 group conversation layout were that of a thread with inline replies, for example, I sometimes want to insert a reply right under an other colleagues message, and not at the very bottom of the conversation.

    That would make things much more helpful!

    The Reply button should perform this function as at the moment it is misleading one into thinking that it will reply to the conversation thread when in fact it just replies to the user himself.

    I had a rather embarrassing situation at work today because of this as…

    14 votes
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  15. Provide the capability to Print Tasks within Outlook Today in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    When trying to print my Outlook Today from Outlook 2016, the right-side printing margin is too large which results in the "tasks" being cut off on the right side. Therefore, it would be great to print the whole page including tasks too.

    18 votes
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  16. 16 votes
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  17. Option to add 'Archive' Button to Menu on the Right Side (in Touch Mode)

    In Microsoft Outlook 2016 on Microsoft Surface in Touch Mode, when we are looking at emails, we have menu with buttons along the right hand side of the screen (Delete, Reply, Flag, etc.). We have the tendency to touch those icons when we are reading emails, as our hand generally hovers around that right side, so it would be really helpful if the archive button can be added to that specific quick menu. Ideally, it would be great if we could edit which buttons are there and which aren't.

    24 votes
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  18. Provide an option of Pencil in a meeting to depict holding a time slot rather than confirmed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option of Pencil in a meeting to depict holding a time slot rather than confirmed time to hold meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    10 votes
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  19. Fix the issue PLEASE of when you select more than one Contact and click email to multiple, it picks up the email addresses in Email2 and 3.

    Please fix the issue of the fact that when you select more than one contact, and then click email, it is NOT including the email addresses in Email2 and Email3. It worked in every other version, but not in the 2016. Desperately need that function to work properly.

    3 votes
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  20. Option to Compare appointments in Calendar to rule out any conflicts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an Option to Compare appointments in Calendar to rule out any conflicts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    8 votes
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