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  1. Allow us to change the font, its size and choice of style for the to, cc, bcc and subject lines of email

    Allow us to change the font, its size, and style for the to, cc, bcc and subject lines of an email. I have checked online and lots of people have this problem, no fix has been suggested. July 24, 2018

    211 votes
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  2. Ability to send the meeting invitation with optional days/times.

    Sometimes it is necessary to invite people with two or three options but only one of them should be accepted. All options should be visible at one time in the calendar and the organizer of the meeting should get an overview of the participants feedback (acceptable/perhaps/declined) in a table with a summary how many participants are available for each option to decide the day/time. Different meeting rooms (one for each schedule) should be accepted as well. Once the decision is made, the unused options should be declined automatically.

    19 votes
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  3. Appointment reminder popup color to be different color than general screen

    Allow the appointment reminder popup to be a different color than the general screen to provide better visual differentiation.

    6 votes
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  4. Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification

    Provide an option to assign colors for incoming emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for easy identification. Designate my supervisors emails writing in Red as an example. Just being able to assign a font color to a person for incoming mail so they pop out at you. Especially when you receive hundreds of emails a day. I would rather have that then the little color boxes.

    300 votes
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  5. 9 votes
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  6. Provide Calendar categories in Outlook App on Android

    I need on my Smartphone the same Categories like on desktop computer. The Categories should be synchronized on the Smartphone as well.

    59 votes
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  7. Show the weekday in meeting invitations

    When receiving a meeting invite, the time, date, month and year is shown. But the weekday is not. And there doesn't seem to be a way to easily see this (hovering over the date, or changing a view setting) without opening a calendar. It would be good for the meeting invite to show which day of the week the invite is for, or allow you to 'hover' over the date to show the day.

    6 votes
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  8. Automated email reminder sent to attendees for Outlook Calendar appointments.

    Automated email reminder sent to attendees for Outlook Calendar appointments to ensure that the recipients remember that they have an appointment coming up within a certain time frame. 24-48 hours before designated time.

    7 votes
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  9. Allow removal of contact or email from suggested contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Allow removal of contact or email from suggested contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    51 votes
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  10. Export/Import Outlook rules in xml format

    In my humble opinion would be useful to export Outlook rules in an XML format to be able to show them differently (maybe with a locally customized tool).

    The goal is to have a complete picture of rules listing (in a single form or application) horizontally those information:


    • Rule name

    • Condition #1 customizable (ex: From: <whatever.whatelse@domain.com>)

    • Condition #2 customizable (ex: Subject contains "word1 word2")

    • Condition #3 customizable

    • (...)

    This would allow me to prepare list of rules out of from Outlook application and to import/export them from it.

    The request is depending by the fact that I have…

    6 votes
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  11. 8 votes
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  12. Default duration for new appointments and meetings set to <var> minutes.

    In Outlook for Windows: File-> Options-> Calendar. In Calendar options there is "Default duration for new appointments and meetings" value that could be set to 30 min, 1 hour, 1,5 hour and 2 hour.

    An organisation have a need to decide themselves the duration of the new meeting by default. F.ex. 15, 45 (academic hours) or 50 minutes.

    9 votes
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  13. Need a spelling and grammar check in the toolbar

    need a spelling and grammar check in the toolbar

    126 votes
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  14. Create an option for skipping weekends for reoccuring meetings. Include a follow up option to move the item to the day before or after.

    Create an option for skipping weekends for reoccuring meetings. Include a follow up option to move the item to the day before or after. For instance, when a fixed due date (e.g. credit card bill) or a birthday falls on a weekend it either needs to be manually moved each month/year it falls on a non business day, or it risks being missed (or popping up as a reminder after the fact).

    2 votes
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  15. Fully integrate microsoft teams to outlook

    Now teams recordings are stored in cloud and that require to access web site separately to view the content. In addition to that, looking for a facility in outlook like, once teams recording content is ready in cloud receiving an email notification with required metadata information can ease users to search locally and just click away content available to users help ease the daily work like forwarding the content or sharing the recording content.

    2 votes
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  16. Automatically Minimize To Tray On Launch

    There should have the option to automatically minimize to tray on launch for Outlook. Most applications have this feature. I feel it is a security risk and also highly disruptive that Outlook pops up on screen whenever it updates while I'm in the middle of coding or trying to have a discussion with a coworker.

    3 votes
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  17. Ability to swap meeting rooms with another meeting organizer

    An interface for swapping meeting rooms between two meeting organizers who mutually agree to swap rooms. Currently, the meeting organizers have to coordinate an effort to simultaneously cancel and book the desired meeting rooms. It causes anxiety that someone may book the desired room in the few seconds it is free during the swap, and it requires unnecessary real-time coordination for an agreed upon swap.

    3 votes
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  18. Enable the 'From' field in an OFT to be either blank or saved as a different email address

    It would be very useful when creating an Outlook template .OFT file, to be able to either leave the 'From' email address field blank, or save it as an email address of a shared mailbox. Currently when creating an OFT, if you fill in the desired email address (that you have permissions to send from) into the 'From' field, and save the OFT file and close it, when you open the OFT file again, the 'From' email address reverts to the account of whoever opens the OFT file from their Outlook client. If this isn't possible, even just being able…

    3 votes
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  19. Read Later

    Just like the Archive folder and option within Outlook, w would like to see a folder, Ribbon button and context menu option called "Read Later". This is useful to help keep the Inbox organized and clean.

    11 votes
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  20. Darken the reading pane in the Dark Gray theme

    I love how the Black theme darkens the reading pane with white text on a dark background. I would like this option implemented in the Dark Gray theme as well.

    4 votes
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