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  1. Provide an option to schedule Out of Office replies for multiple holidays / events in advance

    Currently I can only schedule my out of office for one occasion. Allow an option to pre-schedule multiple occasions. For example On July 3rd, when I set it up for 4th of July, allow me to schedule it for the Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanks Giving, Christmas, etc. That way I can set them up when I am not very busy. Also, provide an option to activate / deactivate them. We have 10 or so holidays, so allow a few more and provide 15+ schedule alternatives. Note: I think the common holidays should be default for everybody.

    264 votes
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      12 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The "Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize Button" in Outlook 2016

      Office programs allow users to customize keyboard shortcuts in the "Customize the Ribbon" dialog window. Why doesn't Outlook? The "Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize" button is missing.

      16 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automatically add signatures to invitations

        Like new messages and replies, have the option to include a signature to meeting invitations automatically.

        13 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bug: search box doesn't search for what I type

          Bug: When I begin typing a search term in the "Search Current Mailbox" input box, a dropdown box appears listing recent searches. Whatever, I don't intend to click on any of those. I finish typing my search term and hit "Enter" - outlook does not search for what I typed. Instead, it searched for the term in the dropdown that happened to be under the cursor of my untouched mouse.

          99 votes
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            20 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Speed up Outlook Rules Order

            The order of Rules can be changed ONLY by tapping or clicking an UP or DOWN arrow on a SINGLE rule. This is clunky when managing a large number of rules. Develop a method for selecting multiple rules and re-ordering by dragging the selection.

            9 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow resizing the Rules editor window.

              Allow resizing the Rules editor window.

              12 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • There's possibly now too much empty space in the email window

                It'd be great to reduce the new size of the "from", "to" and "CC/BCC" columns in both the Popped Out New Email window and the inset 'reply' window. There's a lot of "dead-air" above the line where one writes the email

                6 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Keep all meeting invites even if declined.

                  Set the option to keep all meeting invites in inbox regardless of the action taken; even if declined.

                  8 votes
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                  • Allow separate reminders for separate calendars

                    I have 2 calendars - one shared and one personal - It would be nice if the reminders were also separated when displaying/popping up. I don't want my personal and my shared reminders to show in 1 screen.

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a feature or option to allow rules to be searched in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                      There are many users that have many rules activated on their Outlook accounts. In the Desktop client, you cannot easily search these rules to find ones you know to be out of date, etc. I spend far too much time sifting thru my rules to find the one I need to update, disable, or delete.

                      16 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a feature to search recipient email address automatically if we enter phone number in Microsoft Outlook 2016 when composing emails

                        At present , if we put user name or user id in outlook for enterprises , we can search the e mail address for the recipient. Provide an option to search and display the email address of the recipient if we enter mobile number of the recipient in TO / CC / BCC field, with Control K option , provided the contact has been stored by entering all the information including phone number(s).

                        8 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow changing of IMAP email address

                          Before updating Outlook, was I able to easily change the email address for an IMAP account. With the latest update, the ability to change the email address on the account was removed and replaced with a static label. Please bring back the ability to change the email address, I use it frequently!

                          22 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a feature or tool to sync and keep synced contacts from Google, Apple etc. in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                            Provide a feature or tool to sync and keep synced contacts from Google, Apple etc. in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than using different methods to import and sync contacts. Provision of single tool that handles the Contacts Management across all the Email Service Providers would be an added benefit. As everyone today uses Google, Apple or Microsoft, or more likely a combination of these service providers, it is very common to have multiple devices and multiple contacts. A techie at office 365 helped me transfer my Google contacts into Outlook 365 but apparently I have to keep updating manually. Please…

                            73 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Instant Messaging on Outlook

                              Instant Messaging Chat should be added rather than having to waste time on a short email that could have easily taken 10secs to respond but really, takes like 2mins

                              20 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow business cards to be scanned into Outlook Contacts using a smartphone's camera.

                                Allow business cards to be scanned into Outlook Contacts using a smartphone's camera. If it is possible to use a phone camera to take a shot of a business card, and then for OCR to transfer the contact information into the relevant field's of Outlook's contact cards.

                                27 votes
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                                • Provide feature to add recurring meetings with manual multiple dates selection

                                  It's very tedious to book the time slots in blocks of six months when the meetings aren't set in any pattern like once every week, monthly etc. I need to create separate calendar entries in such cases. Please provide a feature where I choose multiple dates as per my convenience on calendar and simply add them to a list. Lotus Notes offers a similar feature.

                                  11 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I would like the ability to add a group of emails addresses from an email as a group in contacts.

                                    I would like the ability to add a group of emails addresses from an email as a group in contacts. This feature would allow us to highight the emails in the To Group and select an option to create as a group in the Contact list.

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Send meeting updates only to those who accepted?

                                      Even in Outlook 2016, it's still only possible to send meeting updates to -all- recipients but much more logical and user friendly is the default option to only send to ricipients who accepted the meeting request; or at least skip those who already declined the meeting request. Please include as default feature.

                                      266 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • flag

                                        Please could you develop a feature attached to the flags function so that we can add a note to ourselves of what the flag is for?

                                        I see this working that when I flag an email, another box opens up which allows me to add a reminder as to what I need to do before processing the email, for example.

                                        And if this could go into the Outlook Today page too that would be awesome!

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Provide an option to "send to added and deleted attendees only" when adding people to existing calendar event in Outlook 2016

                                          Previously when you added people to an existing event before the event update was sent out it would ask if you wanted to send it only to the people added or deleted from the event and that feature is now gone in Outlook 2016

                                          79 votes
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