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  1. Provide an option to configure emails accounts using manual settings in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to configure emails accounts using manual settings in Microsoft Outlook 2016 like in legacy versions.

    221 votes
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      76 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show declines directly in the calendar - warn if there are no accepts

      When I have a meeting with one person and they decline, the meeting still shows in my calendar. If I have a meeting with two people and they both decline, the meeting is still in my calendar. The only way I can tell is if I open the item and check the list.

      It would be wonderful if I could see this DIRECTLY IN THE CALENDAR. Like a "Hey - EVERYONE declined the meeting!!!!" warning. Even for meeting reminders "Hey - that meeting you have in 15 minutes - nobody's coming!!! Just thought I'd warn you!"

      Those would all be…

      68 votes
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      • "Clutter" inbox superior to new "Focused" and "Other" tabs at the top of inbox

        I found the "Clutter" inbox to be better than the new "Focused" and "Other" tabs, which are really distracting because they display new "junk mail" prominently at the top of my inbox.

        64 votes
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        • Provide an option to turn off popups when cursor is over a calendar entry or ability to turn off hovering in outlook 2016 calendar

          Provide an option to turn off popups when cursor is over a calendar entry in outlook 2016 calendar or provide an ability to turn off hovering on calendar items in Outlook 2016 calendar.

          20 votes
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          • Provide button to change password.

            add a change password button.... AGAIN

            6 votes
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            • allow quick parts to be shareable

              Allow Quick Parts to be shareable. A common collection of them would allow team members to insert content into replies and forwards with consistent wording and format.

              5 votes
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              • Make categories searchable

                I use Outlook, for both mail, calendar and contacts, often the category labels to bring order. However these are not searchable. It's a powerful feature especially if you use it when searching. It would be nice if there is a box where you can search the category * * * * quickly by typing a few letters, especially if you use many categories.

                5 votes
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                • Automatically add signatures to invitations

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

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Categorize New Message when Sending (Like is possible with New Meeting)

                    When you're in a new message window, you can find Options > More Options, then in the 'properties' window that opens, you can set the category and this will successfully set the category on the Sent Item.

                    However, when replies come in to this message, the category is not set.

                    This is inconsistent when compared to say sending a meeting request. When sending a meeting request, there is a nice Category button in the window, and not only does the appointment end up categorized in your Calendar, but responses come in and are categorized automatically as well.

                    Please make New…

                    4 votes
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                    • I have contacts that I no longer want in my contact list but I don't want to delete them. I would like to move them to an unused folder.

                      Create an UNUSED folder to move contacts from your list without permanently deleted them.

                      6 votes
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                      • Allow ability to search emails for links.

                        In the mail search box you can search by people, content, attachments, etc, but you can not search for emails that contain links. Please allow ability to search emails for links.

                        5 votes
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                        • All Mail and Unread Mail

                          Please keep the All Mail and Unread Mail buttons next to the Focused and Other buttons. Filtering the option from the drop-down list is little cumbersome when one does it often. Rest of the options like All Mentioned Mail and so on can be in filter. There is a good amount of space after the Focused and Other buttons. The earlier option of having All Mail and Unread button was very helpful.

                          60 votes
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                          • Provide Emoji Suggestions when typing rather than default emojis in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                            Provide Emoji Suggestions when typing rather than default emojis in Microsoft Outlook 2016

                            3 votes
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                            • Add a note or comment to an incoming email - to pop up like in excel

                              Add a note to an incoming email. Just like excel has the ability to add a
                              comment and a red symbol marks an attached comment. So for an example, a new email received that the sender replaces. I'd like to add a comment like "don't bother with this attachment see new email" - rather than deleting or filing the email in a different folder.

                              11 votes
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                              • Outlook calendar: set work hours for individual weekdays.

                                Options>Calendar>Work time>
                                Work hours start time & end time should be adjustable for the different weekdays not only the week as a whole.

                                (Monday 8-16, Tuesday 9-17, Wednesday 10.30-16.50 etc.)

                                152 votes
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                                • Chat Option in Outlook Mail

                                  Add a chat option in Outlook ( Like Whatsapp where we can share pictures ,images , PDF) and it will be super helpful . .

                                  10 votes
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                                  • One Click Macro for Contact Search in Outlook 2016

                                    I would like a macro on my desktop that I could click and it would open my contacts for a quick name search. I had this years ago but MS changed outlook so it no longer worked.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Does outlook search not work?

                                      Its annoying to have to pull out my phone to search for important emails. Why cant I search for emails in outlook? did something break? Is Windows Indexing the only option? Why doesn't indexing actually search?
                                      Example - I send an email to my self. Its the first email in my inbox. I search for that email and it returns... NOTHING even tho its sitting first in my inbox. I event waited a hour and tried searching.. result NOTHING. Is search completely broken in outlook 2016?

                                      66 votes
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                                      • Certified Electronic Signatures In Outlook 2016

                                        Addition of “certified electronic signatures” in Microsoft Outlook 2016 through internal documents or external documents to take the approvals easily even through smartphones. The access of this option must be linked to the mobile of the mailbox owner with a unique code number every time. Initially, these options prove beneficial and useful in all internal documents of any institutions and any external communication between institutions (companies, banks .... etc. ).

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".

                                          Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".
                                          I organize my mail by month. PST files created since Office 2019 just show "Outlook Data File" in the side panel. PST files created in earlier version show the name of the PST file. e.g. 2018-08 There appears no way to change this. I know if shows the name at the top of the screen but it is a pain to click on each folder to find the folder I need.
                                          Please revert back.

                                          4 votes
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