Making the email background grey instead of bright white, and putting back the lines underling each email for easier reading.
We need choice, not a fixed colour, so it will suit us all. Otherwise we'll be stuck with something else that can't be read by everyone, i.e. the feint grey outlook!!!
When working 12 hours straight on my laptop each day, by the time I am 3-4 hours into my day, my eyes have become so blurry that it is almost impossible to read any of my emails with such a stark white background. PLEASE give us an option to choose from several colors that each of us can decide for ourselves, and our eyes, which works best for us. Not to mention the damage that the stark white is doing to our eyes after so many hours each and every day!!
Dave Steinke commented
Don't make the background gray, please give us a choice of colors via the RGB values we used to have for MS Windows programs.
Look, please don't give us anything other than an individual choice.
Each person has their own eyes. Some have 20/12 eyesight. Some are R/G color blind; some are Y/B color blind. Some are far sighted, some have a touch of macular degeneration, some have the start of cataracts. Some work in direct sunlight, some under banks of fluorescent lights, some in dining rooms, some in the dark. Some work in bright green, or red or purple offices, while others work in grey or green offices.
You cannot achieve customer satisfaction by giving us what other customers want !
Give us each a choice of 256 colors and fonts from 6 pt to 18 pt.
Chaz Weber commented
I would like to see a dark background of emails you are viewing. The entire UI is black or dark grey but email you're reading is a blinding white.
Dan Kneeland commented
but, using light grey fonts on a light grey background difficult to read - I hate it and it is stupid!
2016 new interface is terrible how do we change back to the look and feel of 2010?
don't change background to grey its too difficult to read. But do make sure there are lines and good demarcating lines instead of all things looking fused.
just upgraded to outlook 2016 from 2010. I much much prefer the look and feel of 2010. In 2016 there is no contrast, no borders, everything blends together, find it difficult to tell things appart
sabrina oaks commented
ditto on blurry text.....its really awful on the eyes
It is too hard to read and define between emails, 2010 was much easier to read and define between emails please add a colour theme that is the same as 2010 for those who prefer it.
Gemini T commented
Please don't change to gray, or at least not by default. I sometimes use a mac where the mail has a gray background and I find the white background on the PC much easier to read.
Chris D: For putting lines underneath each mail in the mail list, there's already a customization setting you can use to show the lines between mails. Google for "outlook 2013 show lines between emails".
Brien Muller commented
Providing IT support, I often include screen clippings (thx Snip). They often have white backgrounds so they blend into the message. I'm constantly adding a solid border and drop shadow. I'd like to save this as a style to quickly apply to embedded images in new email.
too faint and small. cannot change the colors to bright- does not change. boxes in In box, junk, etc. are not always present
Overall, the format for the new inbox is hard to read. Boxes to select an e-mail don't show up without moving cursor down the page. Why not? Previously, subject lines for @ email were aligned vertically. New format removes all cues that make scanning the inbox easy.
New Outlook email as at Jan 2016. I have just got this. Overall I like it but the look is not good. Fonts are small and blurry and not well defined. That is a downgrade.
The borders are too refined for my taste. We should have the option of using features from prior Outlook configurations, or at least be able to convert borders from gray to black. Overall I like the new features.
Why did Outlook 16 convert the names of my folders to lower case letters and now it is not possible to change them.