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  1. Hide Groups in Outlook

    It would be nice to hide or remove the "Groups" on the left Tree in Outlook. And to also hide the Groups in the Address Book.

    Note: We use Office 365 with AD Sync. We also use PowerBI Groups which created a whole load of groups. We don't want to see PowerBI groups in Outlook!!!

    57 votes

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  2. Fix Black Outlook Theme Attach Outlook Items

    With the black office theme in outlook if you start a new email message then go to Attach Item > Outlook Item > Contacts, all of the contacts are white font on white background. You can not see the contacts. Please fix this.

    Also, In black theme, the contrast of the selector to choose postponing a meeting reminder for x minutes is so low it’s extremely hard to read.

    36 votes

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  3. Option to mark the email as Read and Archive in a single step in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Option to Mark the email as Read and Archive Option for Desktop versions of Outlook 2016. This feature work in Android and would be great to have the same functionality in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    45 votes

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  4. Option to retain the text size when using the Zoom feature in reading pane after moving to next email in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to retain the text size when we use the zoom feature in Microsoft Outlook 2016 even after moving to another email as currently it reverts to the default 100%.

    44 votes

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  5. Option to allow Rules to use BCC to selected recipient so that we can BCC emails in Outlook 2016

    Currently rules only allow rules to CC a recipient. Provide an option to enable BCC while creating or managing rules. It will allow us to BCC emails and so nobody get to know about the same emails which we are sending in multiple groups.

    297 votes

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  6. Special icon for Archive folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to make the icon for the designated Archive folder match the icon of the Archive button in the ribbon

    20 votes

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  7. Ability to search the Address Book or Contacts by First Name, Last Name and vice versa while composing an email in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Ability to search the Address Book or Contacts by First Name, Last Name and vice versa while composing an email in Microsoft Outlook 2016. When composing an email the auto-complete function only works on the first word entered. Some users prefer to enter the users surname for composing an email. This works if the display name is (Last Name, First Name) but breaks if the display name is (First Name Last Name). Also an option search for a contact by Name, Nickname, phone number etc. would be beneficial.

    178 votes

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  8. Option to customizeSkype meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Provide an Ability to customize Skype meeting in Outlook 2016.

    45 votes

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  9. Display full attachment names at the top of the preview pane in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    In Outlook 2013, this was relatively easy to copy the file name of an attachment. When we clicked on the attachment in the preview pane and the attachment name appeared at the top of the pane.
    This made copy-pasting really easy and convenient and saves us a lot of clicks and time each day. In Outlook 2016 however, this feature seems to have disappeared.
    Please bring this feature back.

    138 votes

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  10. Option to Navigate to Downloaded Attachment in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    After downloading and saving a file that was attached to a received email, show a button or link to open the file and/or the folder location where the file is saved. That way, after 'Save As' the file, with one more click I can open that file. [similar to the way that downloaded/saved files show up at the bottom of the screen in Chrome or other internet browsers]

    64 votes

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  11. SharePoint Document Library Handling also drag and drop from outlook to share point in Outlook 2016

    The other Office applications allow for the navigation of SharePoint sites, including opening files in and saving files to document libraries without having to sync those libraries using the OneDrive for Business sync client. Please implement the same mechanism for Outlook 2016. We have a bunch of frustrated clients for whom we can't install the sync client because of the file count limitation and who need to be able to attached documents from their SharePoint document libraries as part of their workflow.

    In addition, we need to be able to set a default in which the documents are attached, not…

    105 votes

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  12. Option to Add contact photo as a URL and render the photo using the URL

    Provide an option to store only a contact photo URL instead of the image. This way we could use the URL to point to LinkedIn, Facebook or Avatar picture of a contact.

    25 votes

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  13. Option to move the clickable font applications outside Microsoft Outlook 2016 post

    The applications for formatting in Microsoft Outlook 2016 should not be within the post so they can be easily used with constantly going up and down within the post itself.

    2 votes

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  14. Option of sms text messaging in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    Provide the Option of SMS messaging / SMS Text in Outlook 2016 as it was a very handy feature.

    177 votes

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  15. Advanced view of Calendars when printing from Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Option to see mini calendar of previous month and next month along with the Calendar of Current Month when printing month view of calendar for bulletin board in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    48 votes

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  16. Option to apply Automatic replies (out-of-office) recurrence in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    It would be great to be able to specify recurrence (same as in calendar appointments) on automatic replies (out of office) in Outlook 2016. For example: I am out of office every "odd" Friday.

    303 votes

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  17. Accept - Do Not Send a Response

    Many people use the "Accept - Do Not Send a Response" option thinking that they are recording their attendance on the calendar event but not sending an email that will flood the organizer's inbox. This option should be updated to reflect the way most users interpret it, or there should be another option that serves this purpose.

    2,079 votes

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  18. Option to Contact the person editing Shared Calendar via Calendar view in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    An option to get a visible indicator when an entry is added to a Shared Calendar about who added the item to your calendar. It is particularly helpful if you have an editable calendar and you wish to contact the person that added it directly via the Calendar view without sending it via an invite.

    15 votes

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  19. Update Read Receipt to use client's time zone not the server

    Read Receipt currently uses the server time zone. Please update it to be the client's time zone, https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2800633.

    11 votes

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  20. Options to allow closely spaced folders in Folder Pane or customize it in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    The Folder Pane has too much space between folders for a desktop user with a mouse, since Microsoft made the spacing wide to accommodate touch navigation. Provide an easy way to change spacing to a tight single spacing when in desktop mode, so more folders are visible without having to scroll. Also it will be great if extra white space is reduced making the landscape of Outlook look more compact as well as more descriptive(covering more area at the same time). Sections BCC, CC etc. in the new update are much too large at the expense of the mail field…

    889 votes

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