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  1. Refresh option for inbox storage.

    Once my mailbox gets full I can move messages into archive folders. However, I am still blocked from sending or receiving because Outlook still thinks my inbox is full.
    A manual refresh option would be nice

    4 votes
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  2. Parent converstaions

    E.g. Three customers email me with the same issue:

    Email 1 Subject: bsod crash
    Email 2 Subject: blue screen crash
    Email 3 Subject: PC freeze with blue screen

    I want to be able to manually create a "parent conversation" called BSOD and attach the three conversations (and any others) to it. In my conversation-grouped inbox they will appear alongside other collapsed conversations (with a little triangle on the left which can be expanded to view the sub-conversations). The benefits and possibilities are many:


    • Outlook could have a shortcut to CC/BCC everyone in the parent conversation so I can easily notify…
    3 votes
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  3. Create an acroynm index reference link

    Corporations create acronyms ad nauseam. I've seen people create their own that only they can understand. Then they gain steam. Some companies are good enough to have a glossary on their confluence or other such intranet page, but let's be honest, they're rarely referenced.

    As soon as Outlook sees a string of capital letters, e.g. AWOL, it should have a certain behavior that accesses commonly used acronyms by this email-writer and even allows them to create their own. I think of this similar to the corporate email list that people can access when they type in commonly used email names…

    2 votes
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  4. Focused Folders

    The Focused Inbox is great; We today apply a lot of Email rules and keep our Inbox clean, moving email into folders. Most times there a lot of important emails lying unread in our folders and would love to have more rules to be applied so that :
    1. They go into separate folders
    2. For specific scenarios, and customizable settings, they would go into the 'Focused' Section of the folder.

    The Focus Folder rules would be user provided and not automated like we have for the focused Inbox

    10 votes
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  5. Provide a feature of Daily summary e-mail (digest) in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    We would like to refrain from checking our work e-mails when one is not in office (e.g. on my mobile phone) - and its apparently not good for ones mental health to be always "on" - but at the same time have an idea of whats going on, e.g. if I receive e-mails in the weekend or during a vacation. It would be beneficial if we somehow get Microsoft Outlook 2016 to prepare a summary e-mail over incoming e-mails for a given period and send to private e-mail address? An add-in maybe?

    4 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. Allow removal of all cloud links when emailing

    Allow a GPO removing all cloud links when emailing by default. When someone in our Org is emailing an person with no access to our internal on prem sharepoint, they should not get a "edit link" that doesn't work anyway. Allow us to turn this off.

    1 vote
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  8. Smart sort to the names suggestion drop-down

    Once I select a name from the suggestion drop-down and start typing the next name (in the To or CC fields), the drop-down still maintains the same order as before. It would be nice if the already selected name is moved to the bottom of the list as the possibility of choosing the same name again is very low.

    1 vote
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  9. Provide an option to dock or pin expanded menus into email pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to dock or pin expanded menus into email pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016 such as "basic test" to the right side of an email draft. Word and Excel do this. The Outlook experience is such that we have to go to the menu bar and click the expand menu button each time I want to do advanced text formatting. We would like to be able to leave it open or float it to the side until we close/send the email.

    4 votes
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  10. Provide a feature to track unread emails and unattended events in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to ensure they are catered to.

    Provide a feature to track unread emails and unattended events in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to ensure they are catered to. It could be similar to generating a unique number(some kind of ticket) to ensure when anyone clicks on or accesses the email, it can be tracked using the unique number to someone respond to the email. It would also help in getting all the unwanted emails tackled and dealt accordingly.

    3 votes
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  11. Provide an option to make the Save button change color to notify the action has been performed in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to make the Save button change color to notify the action has been performed in Microsoft Outlook 2016. After saving a draft mail, the saved button on the top left is not grayed out. I think it is a good idea for the save button to grayed out and indicate it was saved successfully. And when I change the content of the mail, then it should light up again.

    5 votes
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  12. Check that the date in the email actually exists.

    Many times people put the day of the week and the date together in their email but they get them wrong. For example, Thursday, the 30th of June doesn't exist in either 2017 or 2018. Could you pop a window that the date entered doesn't make sense. Or maybe even tell the user that the next June 30 on a Thursday is 2021 and it would be helpful to add the year on your email for clarity sake :-)

    4 votes
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  13. Safety tips need to be rethought in the Outlook client

    Safety tips currently appear within the body of the message. This makes it easy to imagine that a malicious user will simply format the body of a message to appear to have a safety tip, and phish the user to a supposedly 'safe' site that is actually malicious. Please consider moving the safety tips to a protected area and/or removing all links from the tip itself.

    1 vote
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  14. add alt sign in options to "Sign In" "Sorry, but we're having trouble signing you in. We received a bad request."

    instead of just posting a message, when having trouble signing in, offer an option to retype your login / password, or anything besides the message "The server has terminated the request due to excessive request rate. Please wait a few seconds and try again."

    2 votes
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  15. Notify users when a message with a blocked attachment type (like XML) will not be delivered

    When an attachment prevents the message from being delivered, such as attaching an XML file, the sender should be notified with a message that says "You cannot send this kind of attachment, please remove the attachment and try sending the message again"

    1 vote
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  16. Provide a feature to Include option for consecutive replies to stack in Conversation view in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to Include option for consecutive replies to stack in Conversation view in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than consolidating. There should be an option to make these stack instead of consolidating so you don't need to un-check the flag in order view the first message by itself.

    2 votes
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  17. Provide a feature to view the Out Of Office messages when there are multiple recipients in a message in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a feature to view the Out Of Office messages as a group when there are multiple recipients in a message in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather than getting individual emails as Out Of Office responses(that we get now).

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  18. Provide additional columns for folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide additional columns for folders in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for better email and folder handling

    5 votes
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  19. Inconsistent behavior in Outlook and OWA for delegated user to read encrypted email

    In Outlook, it allows delegated user to view encrypted email unless sender has selected "Private" or "Do not further forward" in Message Option. However, in OWA, the default setting disallow delegated user to read encrypted email

    3 votes
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  20. Emails as Slide show with mouse in Outlook 2016

    Slide show of specific folder (i.e. Inbox) with mouse transfer or just standing on the folder but not clicking

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