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  1. icons for reply/forward

    Currently the is an icon shown for messages that have been replied to OR forwarded. I'd really like to see both icons if I've both forwarded and replied.

    4 votes
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  2. Increase the number of color options in the Outlook Calendar palette from 9 to 16-25, increase contrast, and allow user editing of colors.

    I find that I cannot change the color of agenda items or calendar items for my email accounts in Microsoft Outlook. I use various Android apps on my tablet and phone, that allow me to show Agenda items and Calendar items. If I use gmail, I can easily select a color, whereas with Outlook accounts I cannot change the color to suit my preferences. Also provide an option or feature to set different events with different colors in Calendar as well as in Categories in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    1,579 votes
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  3. Enable Immersive Reader in Outlook client

    Immersive Reader is a cool feature and it is more advanced than the "Read aloud" feature available in Outlook client.
    It would be better to have Immersive reader feature available in outlook client too.

    4 votes
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  4. Allow users to specify their pronouns.

    Add an official way for users to specify their preferred pronouns - he/him, they/them, etc. Ideally this would be easily changeable, and not require people picking options from a list.

    78 votes
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  5. Add emoticon shortcut to QAT

    How can i add an emoticon shortcut to that Quick Access Toolbar?? Any idea? Please add that so we can have a one click solution. Thanks

    4 votes
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  6. Need "From" button populated when creating the meeting invite in Outlook to send it as a different address

    How to I get the "From" button populated in the meeting invite? I have multiple email accounts set up and I am able to select which email account I want to send from as an email, but not in "from" field in the meeting invite.

    4 votes
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  7. Outlook calendar event reminders sent via text message to cell phone.

    On an older version of Outlook at work, I was able to set up so reminder texts on calendar items were sent to a text number that I provide, my cell phone. The same reminder that shows on the desk top is also texted to my cell phone number witch I had set up somewhere in settings for Outlook. It does not appear to be an available option at this timer.

    6 votes
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  8. Automatically decline invites without automatically accepting invites

    Automatically decline invites which are in conflict with another meeting without automatically accepting invites

    6 votes
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  9. "Busy" color in Scheduling Assistant

    In the recent version of Outlook which has the "Simplified Ribbon", it appears that the color of the bar representing "Busy" in the calendar Scheduling Assistant screen has been changed. Busy used to be bright blue, whereas Out of Office was a darker color. Now, with the new changes, as a colorblind person I can no longer tell these two apart. They both look like the same exact color. Now I cannot easily tell when someone is busy vs out of office. Please revert the "busy" color back to a lighter color.

    6 votes
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  10. Send Read Receipt - blind

    Have the option for the email sender to see when the message is read, but do not give the recipient an option to not have the receipt sent.

    5 votes
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  11. Format Reading Pane

    I work on a laptop, and there isn't much screen space left at the bottom for the reading pane.
    Instead much of the space is taken up by the subject, emails addresses, cc addresses etc

    Can we option to turn off the display of this header information ?

    6 votes
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  12. Task into a folder from the task creation window

    In order to save time it is necessary to be able to put a newly created task into a specific task folder on creation.
    So when you're creating a new task you should be able to browse through available folders or create a new folder right from the task creation window. (should work similar to the category setting for a task)

    Currently you have to create a task (e.g. by flagging an email message) and then you need to go to tasks and distribute newly created task into a specific folder which is not convenient and consumes additional time.

    6 votes
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  13. Edit Font in Quick Steps

    It would be useful to be able to change the default font in quick steps or have it set to a users default font for Outlook.

    7 votes
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  14. Exporting appointments from Excel to Outlook Calendar with required attendees.

    Not able to import " required attendees" in appointments from Excel to Outlook Calendar (via a CSV file) Everything works well except required attendees. When I put in attendee's emails they are not loaded into the Outlook Calendar. I want to have attendees listed in each appointmentas well as having outlook send the appointment request to the required attendee, though I am not sure the appointment request is a possibility and would save me time!

    7 votes
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  15. Enable the ability to export the create dates on contacts

    Need to be able to see the dates Outlook contacts were created or last modified in exported file

    7 votes
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  16. Make meeting locations clickable links

    Given that many meetings nowadays use a teleconference facility such as zoom, webex, GTM, etc., make the meeting location clickable directly from the meeting reminder. Right now, I have to open the meeting by double-clicking the meeting in the reminder window and then click the link if it is in the body of the invite or copy and paste the location into my browser.

    12 votes
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  17. 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.

    16 votes
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  18. Accepting a meeting invitation with only one click

    When I receive a meeting invitation I’d like to accept this with just one click.
    At the moment I can click on accept – but then I have to choose further between 3 options how I want to send the answer for the acceptance
    (in German:
    - Antwort vor dem Senden bearbeiten
    - Antwort jetzt senden
    - Keine Antwort senden

    So this means 2 clicks.
    would be nice if a default answer type in the Option could be set.
    Thank you & BR
    Jennifer

    5 votes
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  19. Add a 'Next business day' flag default setting that shows with other flags of 'Today', 'Tomorrow' etc. when right clicking on message

    Add a 'Next business day' flag default setting that shows with other flags of 'Today', 'Tomorrow' etc. when right clicking on message. This would enable things flagged on Friday to go directly to Monday without having to click through the custom menu. Would be faster.

    4 votes
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  20. 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.

    18 votes
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