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  1. Enhanced Search

    Enhanced email search - search multiple criteria (similar to Gmail) Sender, recipient, date, folder, keyword, subject, etc including Wildcard search.

    29 votes
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  2. Flagged emails should not be yellow in inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Flagged emails should not be defaulted to yellow highlight as well as the red flag. This should be an optional function turned on/off or provide an option to make it an optional feature.

    602 votes
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  3. Allow user to disable "Top Results"

    Currently search of email includes "top results" at the top of the search list even when the list is sorted by date. This is a terrible feature in a business setting where it is important to reply to the most recent email in a thread.

    The option "Show most relevant search results on top" should disable this feature, but does not.

    74 votes
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  4. How to import all contacts from iCloud at once?

    How to import all contacts from iCloud at once?

    4 votes
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    Thank you for reaching out to let us know about your recent experience while using the Oultook.com app.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and believe all your questions can be answered by going to the following link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Get-help-with-Outlook-com-40676ad0-c831-45ac-a023-5be633be798d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    Here you will find assistance for everything from getting started using your account to troubleshooting any issues that may arise. ?

    If you have a feature you would like to see added to the app in the future please let us know here in the UserVoice forum.

    All the best,
    The Outlook Team

    PS: We are not able to see replies to this address. Please refer any additional questions you may have to in-app support or the online answer forums.

  5. 88 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of 9/5/2018 the primary “Save All” scenarios are fixed in the Monthly Channel version 1808 build 16.0.10730.20088. Additional details about the fixed scenarios are in this KB article, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4090818 (currently being updated). For users on Monthly Channel you can update to this build immediately by clicking File, Office Account, Update Options, Update Now.

    For reference you can check the builds available by channel on this page, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/update-history-office365-proplus-by-date.

  6. Outlook Maximum Number of Folders

    The maximum number of folders in Outlook 2016 connected to O365 Exchange is currently limited to 500 for optimal performance. Users are able to continue creating folders and then face slowness and poor performance. So please consider the below features for future versions:
    1. There should be a warning message pop up or alert created when number of folders is exceeded.
    2. The limit of the number of folders should be increased from 500 to 5000 minimum
    3. Users should receive an alert that they should archive their email or reduce their mailbox size instead of waiting for it to…

    5 votes
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  7. Bug: search box doesn't search for what I type

    Bug: When I begin typing a search term in the "Search Current Mailbox" input box, a dropdown box appears listing recent searches. Whatever, I don't intend to click on any of those. I finish typing my search term and hit "Enter" - outlook does not search for what I typed. Instead, it searched for the term in the dropdown that happened to be under the cursor of my untouched mouse.

    114 votes
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  8. do not allow meetings to be fowarded option

    If you only intend for certain people to be invited to a meeting, have a box to check for the meeting organizer that stipulates "Do not allow meeting to be forwarded."

    21 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback!

    Meeting organizers can now prevent attendees from forwarding their meetings. This has been released for Office 365 customers as of Version 1808: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/monthly-channel-2018#version-1808-september-5

    I’m marking this suggestion as completed. Please keep voting and adding comments to improvements you’d like to see in Outlook; we use user feedback from this forum to help us prioritize our week!

  9. Provide a button to enable or disable Focused Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide a button to enable or disable Focused Inbox in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    134 votes
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    Note from the Outlook Team: There is support for turning on or off Focused Inbox from within Outlook 2016. In the View Tab, click “Show Focused Inbox” to toggle Focused Inbox on or off. These details, plus more for other Outlook endpoints can be found on our blog post here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/turn-off-focused-inbox-f714d94d-9e63-4217-9ccb-6cb2986aa1b2

    Note: If the button is present, but grayed out, it means Outlook could not connect to the service. Checking your network connection and rebooting the app should clear this up.

  10. Bring back Advanced Find to Outlook Search Tools

    Starting with July-August updates Advanced Find option has been removed from Search Tools in Outlook 2016.

    501 votes
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  11. Group Contacts to show in recent people

    Recent people E-mails show in suggested contacts. Unfortunately, The Group Contacts stopped showing on last update. Please bring back the feature as we send lots of E-mails to a few group contacts time and again. Thanks!

    216 votes
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  12. Bring back sorting for All/Unread/Mentions and Arrange By quick sorting by Date, Size, etc.

    In the latest update the view change to consolidate to a singular "All" dropdown that allows you to choose between the former All, Unread, Mentions and then to easily Sort with Arrange By. For many users the expanded view is preferred and more easily accessible. If that could be made a view option, or a toggle feature I think that would be a functionality improvement

    Note from the Outlook Team: We have posted a Known Issue about this change with some explanation and possible solutions, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/All-Mail-and-Unread-Mail-tab-options-no-longer-show-in-Outlook-ecdfda13-bdc1-42e2-a77b-c18f6f291fe1?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US.

    1,054 votes
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    Update from the Outlook team: We’ve brought back the All and Unread filters for the inbox folder, as well as made enhancements to the sorts and filters menu. As a note, Focused and Other pivots will take priority over All and Unread when opted in to Focused Inbox.

    These changes should be available for all users with Version 1802 (Build 9001.2138) and above.

    Cheers,
    The Outlook Team

  13. Provide an option to set the Reminder pop-up to appear on top in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to set the Reminder pop-up to appear on top in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid missing any task or meeting.

    1,221 votes
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    This new option is now available for Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Business, and Office 365 ProPlus customers on Monthly Channel (Version 1803 or newer). For subscription customers on one of the Semi-Annual Channels, this option will become available after upgrading to Version 1808.

    From Outlook, you can turn this on using File > Options > Advanced. Look for the “Reminders” section and check the box next to “Show reminders on top of other windows”.

    More information on which version of Outlook you are running here: https://support.office.com/article/what-office-365-business-product-or-license-do-i-have-f8ab5e25-bf3f-4a47-b264-174b1ee925fd

  14. Voice To Text in Outlook 2016

    Would it be possible to integrate a "voice to text" feature/option when creating emails or in all the Office products on a broader scale.

    34 votes
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  15. In Outlook Calendar, when I click INVITE in the top ribbon, the cursor should automatically go to the TO line and it does not.

    In Outlook Calendar, when I click INVITE in the top ribbon, the cursor should automatically go to the TO line and it does not.

    1 vote
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    This issue is fixed in the latest Current Channel builds. (Ref bug 628461). You can check the builds on this page, https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt592918.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396. For users on Deferred Channel the fix should release in the major February 2017 update. If you need the fix immediately you can switch to Current Channel, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3185078. Admins can switch channels in the portal admin settings at http://portal.office.com.

  17. Bug 2016 Outlook Filter by attachment

    Solve the bug of emails filter for "attachment"
    the screenshot are available in this answer http://answers.microsoft.com/it-it/msoffice/forum/msofficeoutlook-msowinother/outlook-2016-home-and-business-filtri-ricerca/5bc4d0c5-1580-42f5-b8af-9d3faf7d8ce3

    The bug is there ... at least in the italian version of Outlook2016 , when click on filter for"attachment" doesnt appear in the textbox the result for "true" or "false" (vero/falso in italian) but appear another thing and so it's impossible to search the email with attachment if not by clicking on the button on the toolbar , but that button filters only the email WITH and not withOUT , i hope you will answer or let meknow if someone read this…

    6 votes
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  18. Black theme should make Reading/Edit pane dark too or Make the Black theme standard Feature

    As shown in other applications such as Spotify or dark theme in Netbeans, Office applications should have Reading / Edit dark panels because they appearing in white, so the contrast is too high and some annoying to the user's view. It should be dark gray or black with light gray font. Thanks!

    Or make the Black theme standard Feature

    932 votes
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  19. "Backspace" Shortcut Removal Option

    Would like to seen an option to disable the "Backspace" shortcut to Archive. Even though the Archive button and AutoArchive settings have been disabled via GPO, a user can still press backspace and archive an email to a folder specified using the Tools > Set Archive Folder option. The archive feature confuses users who are using Exchange Online Archiving solution.

    37 votes
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  20. Option to re-size the attendees pane in the Schedule View in Microsoft Outlook 2016 and switch back from Attendees view to Scheduler view

    An option to re-size the attendees pane in the scheduling view to
    Names and e-mails from getting cutoff, especially for external attendees. Also an option to be able to Drag the Left Pane to the right to make it larger would be beneficial.

    74 votes
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