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  1. Automatic Expansion or Collapse of Mailbox Folders

    Like many users I have a lot of shared or group accounts in my mail folders. I use Outlook Today to keep me informed of arrivals in more than a dozen Inbox folders and other special folders. If you collapse all mail folders then go to Outlook Today, click on any linked folder and that Mailbox is expanded, but when you exit it stays expanded. Do this often and you soon end up with all mail folder expanded and the list can be longer than your arm to scroll up and down, or you find yourself continually collapsing folders to…

    3 votes

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  2. Compose email window: the new to/from/subject ribbon is way too big

    stop stealing screen real estate for the thing I want to use it for: the contents of my email.

    102 votes

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  3. 4 votes

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  5. Allow mark as unread while still reading, show correct read/unread state

    If I get a new mail, look at it quickly, and them move off of it, then it is marked as "read." I know this will happen, and since I have not really "read" the email, I want to leave it marked as unread. There's no way to do this. Instead, I have to move the cursor off the email and then go back to it to mark it as unread.

    Marking as unread while you're reading is a feature found in other email clients eg. gmail.

    Also, when you're reading the email for the first time, its title in…

    10 votes

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  6. Please provide the unread email count badges on taskbar. It is so useful to know what drops in our mailbox while working on different window

    Please provide the unread email count badges on taskbar. It is so useful to know what drops in our mailbox while working on different task in different window. It will save 30 second to 1 minute. You can imagine how powerful feature would be and there is no doubt that a lot of resource hours ( No of current users * 60 Seconds = x number of hours ) can be saved adding this feature.

    21 votes

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  7. There's possibly now too much empty space in the email window

    It'd be great to reduce the new size of the "from", "to" and "CC/BCC" columns in both the Popped Out New Email window and the inset 'reply' window. There's a lot of "dead-air" above the line where one writes the email

    238 votes

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  8. "Reply + Archive" and "Reply + Delete" function to Outlook

    I would love a button with "Reply+Archive" and/or a "Reply+Delete" button on the e-mail window. Reason: I do not want to see the replied e-mails in the inbox and with this function I won't need to archive a letter with a different procedure.

    1 vote

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  9. Vertical scroll bar for Favorites

    Add a vertical scroll bar to the Favorites list, and make the divider between Favorites and other folders movable, so that we can give or or less room to Favorites.

    6 votes

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  10. Insert availability

    Usually, I have to coordinate availability of internal associates with consultants who do not have access to our O365 tenant.

    It would be nice if there was a way to insert availability via the Insert tab for a specific day which lets me key the users whos calendar we are working with.

    This way, the recipient can simply create an appointment or meeting and send back quickly.

    2 votes

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  11. Keep all meeting invites even if declined.

    Set the option to keep all meeting invites in inbox regardless of the action taken; even if declined.

    234 votes

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  12. Option to email everyone invited to a meeting someone else organized

    Add option to email all invited attendees even if you didn't organize the meeting.

    13 votes

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  13. Email Account Name that is NOT Microsoft Account Name

    I use a family name for my Microsoft Account, but want to use my personal name for my Outlook 365 email account. This is not possible right now, so it would need a software change - new feature.

    2 votes

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  14. Embed Office Form in the Outlook E-mail

    Embed Office Form in the Outlook E-mail so that when users receive the e-mail, they will not have a second thought to click on the survey link, they will already see that there are only a few and easy-to-answer questions in the survey through the body of the e-mail, and answer it right away because the embedded form is interactive already.

    Advantage: Prevent users from parking the survey then forget that it's there because of the low priority. Presenters can get enough feedbacks through the survey.

    10 votes

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  15. add alert for email chain

    Option to add a custom alert for a specific email chain.

    3 votes

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  16. 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.

    8 votes

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  17. Detect and warn user if e-mail may be going to the wrong recipient.

    Scan message for recipient's name ("Dear Name," or "Name,") and compare vs. the e-mail address(es) that are set to be sent to. It would be nice if Outlook could somehow warn you if it thinks you are about to send a message to the wrong person.

    3 votes

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  18. Enable Custom Desktop notifications for sepecific folders

    We would like a way to be able to customize desktop notifications. It would be helpful to designate which folders in your account you would like a notification for.
    Example: we get hundreds of emails a day between the email group for the department, it would be helpful to only receive desktop notifications for emails sent directly to me as opposed to emails we are sent in a group.

    3 votes

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  19. Please have different notifications for focused inbox and other inbox.

    Allow the user to select a certain sound/notification for the focused inbox and another sound (or no sound) for the other inbox. Will prevent me from stopping my work and checking my email only yo see that I got a general non-urgent email in my other inbox. If I had a chime for my focused inbox and no sound for the other inbox, I could get more work done.

    30 votes

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  20. "Undo" a Quick Step operation

    Provide a mechanism to undo a QS operation that was done by mistake.

    16 votes

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