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  1. Leave the 'From' field blank so we are prompted to select a from account. This will prevent us sending an email from the wrong account

    Leave the 'From' field blank so we are prompted to select a from account. This will prevent us sending an email from the wrong account

    19 votes
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  2. IMAP categories

    Allow categories for IMAP email messages; this can be with local folder category settings or using the categories of a connected Exchange/MAPI folder if it is selected as the default folder.

    I'm trying to switch to Inbox Zero, but since a unified Inbox is not really possible because I do not get Send As delivery of connected accounts in Outlook.com, I can at least use color categories in my IMAP accounts.

    60 votes
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  3. Type ahead / spellings and next few words

    I would love to have a type ahead kind of capability in office suite. This need to be able to complete partially typed words as well as suggest next few word and maybe the entire sentence like gmail

    6 votes
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  4. Undo a Quick Steps operation

    Undo a Quick Steps operation. Accidental clicks happen all the time, and the lack of undo feature makes Quick Steps unusable.

    47 votes
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  5. Skype for Business emojis

    Please get rid of the enormously unprofessional type conversion emojis in Skype for Business. Emojis only by mouse clicking, not by typing normal text (which converts automatically at pressing enter and can't be even modified afterwards).

    5 votes
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  6. Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".

    Revert back to showing the name given to the PST File in the side panel instead of just "Outlook Data File".
    I organize my mail by month. PST files created since Office 2019 just show "Outlook Data File" in the side panel. PST files created in earlier version show the name of the PST file. e.g. 2018-08 There appears no way to change this. I know if shows the name at the top of the screen but it is a pain to click on each folder to find the folder I need.
    Please revert back.

    21 votes
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  7. Whats New

    Once an item is viewed in "Whats new" and it has then been marked as helpful or not whichever the case may be, it should be replaced by something you have not yet viewed. For instance, once I've seen and acknowledged "Read Aloud" why not replace it with something like "Focussed View" until all new whats new features have been seen.

    1 vote
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  8. Please add the backup add-in feature to Outlook 2019

    Please add the back-up add-on to outlook 2019 and include this feature to all the apps in Office 2019. It was a wonderful tool and I miss it. If it is there somewhere please let us know

    7 votes
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  9. Hierarchical, Nested Favorites Pane

    When using Favorites feature to link to mostly used folders and subfolders, the favorites list is just a plain list, lacking of two main features:
    - Ability to show favorite's folder subfolders (already suggested).
    - Ability to create nested favorites hierarchies, just like we do with browser's favorites/bookmarks.

    For example, today I use a "parent categories" for favorite project-related folders, favorite work DLs, favorite RSS feeds, favorite admin-related folders, etc.

    Those "parent categories" are actual folders in my inbox, named "---Work Favorites ----------", "---Admin Favorites ----------", "---DL Favorites ---------", etc. that are not collapsible when not interested in my current…

    11 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Provide an option to accept/decline updates

    I personally dont like auto updates nor some of the features you think are great ideas. My Outlook just had an update and I despise it. There should be an option to accept the update once viewed or decline and have it reset to prior appearance.

    3 votes
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  12. Please add Celtic style fonts.

    Many people look for Celtic fonts around St. Patrick's Day and throughout the year to create documents and graphics for Irish music, food and fun.

    1 vote
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  13. Email visibility

    One neat feature would be if Outlook would show the contents of a folder instead of the message "not enough memory to display this folder". Especially when my computer has 16GB of RAM.

    1 vote
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  14. Add a Archive button next to the Reply, Reply All and Forward above the contact when looking at an email.

    This Archive button will be separate to the button in the ribbon and the optional Quick Access Toolbar one.

    13 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. Provide an Exit Button in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to prevent accidental closure of application.

    Provide an Exit Button in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to prevent accidental closure of application. Addition of a prompt to ask the user user to save before exiting the Outlook main window to prevent the app shut down accidentally,

    58 votes
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  17. Show Vault folders section in different colour

    Option to make Vault Folder and sub-folders with separate background colour. Reason: it's too easy to be searching for a folder, or filing emails, into a Vault folder accidentally, while thinking you are in your main set of folders. A different background colour (or e.g. different font for names) would make clear that you are in the Vault. Thank you for considering.

    33 votes
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  18. Separate categories pane in outlook 2016

    Add a Categories Pane to Outlook. I'm a big user of categories and it would be great to allow for easily selecting and adding categories to Outlook items. The current process of right-clicking and then assigning 1-by-1 or selecting "All Categories" and then choosing multiple selections are both cumbersome (same thing when accessing from the ribbon). A pane would ease my current pain.

    49 votes
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  19. Increase/large the size of additional window.

    When I open additional windows in Outlook, like calendar, it always open small in size, cannot see anything, it is useless. User always have to enlarge or maximize this window. Please provide way to open always maximized or large enough to be useful. Thank You.

    5 votes
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  20. Bring back the contact bar at the bottom of the Contact, Calendar, Task and Journal screens.

    Outlook 2010 had a contact bar at the bottom of the Contact, Calendar, Task and Journal screens which allowed linking contacts to these screens. For a Contact you could link an assistant, for Calendar entries link individuals involved, etc. That capability was removed in Outlook 2013 - but it could be added through a Registry edit. It was totally removed in Outlook 2016 & 2019 and a registry edit is not an option. It was a capability I relied on to associate contacts with other records. Please provide the ability to add it back if only through a Registry edit.

    16 votes
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