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  1. Always download pictures in messages.

    So we don't have to click on download pictures on every single message.

    2 votes
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  2. Accepting or declining a meeting from the Calendar view should delete the invite from your Inbox

    Accepting or declining a meeting from the Calendar view should delete the invite from your Inbox since you've 'actioned' it.

    4 votes
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  3. Add "notes" to the people pane under "meetings"

    Add "notes" to the people pane under "meetings". This would be helpful to see what you last discussed per phone conversations.

    2 votes
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  4. 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.

    44 votes
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  5. Include option to answer with our theme and background in Outlook

    I think MS should include a predefined option to answer messages or emails with our predefined theme, background, font, ... always when we use "answer" or reply option. Becouse sometimes it is annoying to reply to an email which was sended with user defined background images or font, and when you reply to that message it takes the same background, font, ....
    It should be under "Options" and allow user to use our own predefined theme, background, font always when replying to an email.

    4 votes
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  6. In the To-Do List in Tasks I used to be able to group by “Due Date” and then “Reminder Time” but if I do that now the result give nothing.

    In the To-Do List in Tasks I used to be able to group by “Due Date” and then “Reminder Time” but if I do that now the result give nothing. It feels like there is a bug in the system. I think it became a problem with the software that was released 1st February 2019.

    7 votes
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  7. One click start of teams meeting from calendar

    Right now it takes a painful number of clicks to start a Teams meeting from outlook. It should take JUST ONE action - a double click on the meeting invite in the calendar view, or single click on the "Join Teams Meeting". Right now, when you click on a meeting in your calendar a web-page looking window pops up that requires you to click again. Then another window pops up that requires you to click "Join", then you have to click and "x" to get rid of that intermediate window. None of these necessary or add value.

    5 votes
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  8. Outlook must provide the ability to allow to accept or decline part of a recurring meeting.

    If a requester has sent a recurring meeting for the entire week and the attendee plans to be attending it just one day a week, there must be a way to indicate that in which case all other instances of that recurring meeting should fall off the calendar.

    6 votes
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  9. Provide an option to insert an image or embed in the body of message in outlook 2016

    Provide an option to insert an image or embed in the body of message in outlook 2016 or to allow embedding an image from attachment; Attached image as inserted image in document flow.

    128 votes
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  10. The ability to open previous emails in a thread

    Being able to click on a previous email in a thread and that specific email opens in a new window with the attachments included in the original email

    2 votes
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  11. Add a "search" box to the email MOVE feature on the desktop version of Outlook (like there is on the online version).

    Add a "search" box to the email MOVE feature on the desktop version of Outlook (like there is on the online version). This feature is a huge time saver.

    22 votes
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  12. Allow RGB color values in 'conditional formatting' in Advanced View Settings.

    I use condition based formatting of the rows in my inbox. Unfortunately, Outlook supports only a very limited set of very basic colors. My request comprises the support of more advanced text style options including RGB colors.

    4 votes
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  13. It should be great to put the dash icons not near the flag, sometimes we delete email instead of marking them.

    It should be great to put the dash icons not near the flag, sometimes we delete email instead of marking them.

    8 votes
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  14. Provide a feature or an option of an alert when Outbox is not able to send and receive emails in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Please send a mail to me when the Outbox it not sending mail.
    That tiny message in the bottom of the window is NOT an alert.
    I cannot be expected to constantly monitor my Outbox especially when I am still merrily receiving emails.
    And no I am not able to increase my mail box size - it is restricted by my employer.
    I have to already spend unnecessary time emptying my mail box because of size issues - I do not need to have to add monitoring my Outbox and checking the bottom of my screen for TINY error messages.

    4 votes
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  15. Resolved to-do list items should show in the to-do list with Green complete mark.

    Currently outlook just remove the task from to-do list when user the red-flag. Because user might want to re-flag it due to some unpredictable situations and now user has to go through thousands of recently received emails to red-flag it (user might not remember the sender, title or content about the email so cannot search for it).

    The completed task should still show in the to-do list with Green complete mark with ordered below the red flagged to-do items.

    5 votes
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  16. Find duplicate messages

    Find duplicate messages

    7 votes
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  17. Outlook service first test

    olk ui is too slow

    4 votes
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  18. Feature to enable meeting minutes within an invite to Auto update it and send it to all invitees once completed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Feature to enable meeting minutes within an invite to Auto update it and send it to all invitees once completed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Add a "meeting minutes" button within a meeting invite or appointment on your calendar.

    I currently past a meeting minutes template into my meeting invite on my calendar. This is filled out during the meeting, may be completed after. Once minutes are completed, I print to PDF. this now shows the meeting time, location, invitees automatically in the header along with my name as the recorder of the minutes. I simply highlight in dark grey the…

    3 votes
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  19. Ability to copy paste recurring appointments into a calendar

    Possibility to copy paste recurring appointments in a calendar to avoid having everything to re-enter

    3 votes
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  20. From email address comparison to prevent scams

    This is a simple Idea but I think it could help a lot of people from being tricked by scammers. When you receive an email form someone right now Outlook just shows the Name in the from spot. By default it should also show the real email address from the message source that the email was sent from. If that email address doesn't match the persons name's email address in the contact list it should highlight the message and specifically the faked email address so the user is aware. The user then can make a decision as to if this…

    12 votes
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