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  1. 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 . .

    23 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • please put the category aspect back so you can color code the calendar

      please put the category aspect back so you can color code the calendar

      4 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        10 votes
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        • Reduce size of message preview pane header in Outlook 2016

          Reduce size of message preview pane header in Outlook 2016
          I shrink it back down to the size it was in Office 2010.
          remove the "Reply, Reply All, Forward, IM" buttons at the top of the header?
          Reduce the size of the font for the "From" field? (And hopefully the size of the spacing around it.)
          Change the font color to black? The greyish faded color in 2016 is hard read.
          It's just taking away useful space for the preview and replacing it with visual clutter.

          31 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Categories (and colors) do not work in Outlook 2016 with IMAP email settings

            Categories (and colors) do not work in Outlook 2016 with IMAP email settings

            34 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve visibility of unread mails when black background is used

              When using the black background in Outlook, unread mails show with black font for the email sender and title. This makes it difficult to read as it is against a very dark grey background. Suggest changing the text color to blue or white with the typical bold.

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back the look and feel of Outlook 2010

                Outlook 2016 has lost the great UI that Outlook 2010 had. The current colors, fonts, clarity, shapes, icons, etc. are very hard to see and understand. Folders are widely space, screen real estate is squandered, and work productivity is reduced. I realize that many of the changes are to make outlook more compatible with touch screens and mobile apps. However, most Outlook users use it for WORK. We use a keyboard and mouse. We do not use touch screens, but do need Outlook to be easy on the eyes for 8+ hours per day, fast, and easy to use. We…

                54 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • View a Contact's emails, correpsondance from that Contact Folder

                  I find it astounding that OUTLOOK doesn't have this feature. When I open up a Contact, I should be able to view all my email correspondence with them without having to go back to the email folder and conduct a search

                  20 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Disable/Remove "Outlook found new events" & "Outlook found a new event" features

                    Remove "Outlook found new events" in Outlook 365 and "Outlook found a new event" in Outlook mail. It is a useless feature. It is forced into outlook Email and a waste of space. All events such as Amazon receipts/orders/shipping notices already indicate everything needed that is repeated again on the useless "Outlook found new events."

                    395 votes
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                      212 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow to create a follow up meeting from an existing meeting. This is a very basic necessity that surprises me it is not available.

                      After a meeting, there should be an option to simply create a new date and time using the same information from the previou meeting (participants, room, information, etc.)

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Buffer Time in calendar of Outlook 2016

                        Allow user to set up "buffer time" within appointments and meetings. For example, I have an hour long, out-of-office meeting at 4pm and it takes 20 minutes to get there. I'd like to block my calendar from 3:40pm - 5:20pm, but show clearly that the meeting is from 4-5pm.

                        101 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 270 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back Save but don't send update in Outlook.

                            There used to be three options when you made a change to an Outlook meeting.

                            For years I've been able to save without sending an update when the only change is in the notes section of the meeting. I'd like this feature brought back, please.

                            37 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • remove contact from suggested contacts

                              Allow removal of suggested contacts after a contact becomes obsolete

                              7 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.

                                11 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Outlook does not differentiate between login username and email address / mailbox.

                                  When using IMAP, SMTP, and POP3 based servers, email/mailbox and login username can be two different values.

                                  These two values are usually harmonised in order to make configuration easier and to standardise user names but there is nothing stopping a login from having a primary mailbox ID which is different to that login name.

                                  In short, "login user name!==from email address". There needs to be an easily accessible option to independently set both of these values at time of account creation, as there was in all previous versions of Outlook.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Hide meetings that are marked as private when presenting (when another display is connected)

                                    It would be really nice if private meetings dissapeard when I'm sharing my screen on another display. Or even better, if the meetings didn't disappear but the subject and other information was visually changed to "Private".

                                    144 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Undo a Quick Steps operation

                                      Undo a Quick Steps operation. Accidental clicks happen all the time, and the lack of undo feature makes Quick Steps unusable.

                                      21 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back the ability for calendars to print category colors in Outlook 2016

                                        Calendar category colors used to print, why no longer?

                                        41 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          7 votes
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