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  1. 31 votes
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    • Allow for customization of the Mac powerbook Touch Bar!

      I wish I could customize the Touch Bar for Outlook. Other applications allow for customization, so why not Outlook? It would be great if I could place the icons I use most, in a convenient location.
      Thanks!

      21 votes
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      • Add Preference to Disable/Enable Left-Right Swiping in Mailbox

        Users with a Magic Mouse/TrackPad have likely experienced, as I have, that when selecting messages in a mailbox (Inbox, drafts, Sent, etc.), it is far too easy to swipe left or right and show the options to "Delete" or "Archive" a message. I'm sure this is necessary on a mobile device, but on a desktop device using an input like Magic Mouse, it is really annoying. It could also be potentially dangerous if you accidentally Delete or Archive a message unknowingly.

        There should be an preference/option to disable that swiping gesture from the message list.

        26 votes
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        • Support for S/MIME and encryption in IOS

          Put S/MIME and encryption in IOS. It's in the IOS mail app already. Why it's not in Outlook for IOS makes me scratch my head.

          9 votes
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          • Add Archive and Retention Policy Management

            It's painful that Mac Outlook users need to use either OWA or Windows Outlook to configure Archive or Retention Policies on their mail folders.

            15 votes
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            • Allow moving search results to "Focused" or "Other" inboxes

              When I'm in my Inbox and I highlight a message, I can see the Move to Other/Focused choices in the top menu under Messages (nothing in the ribbon), but if I do a search and highlight a message, that choice disappears from the Message menu.

              I often do searches that result in long conversations that need to be moved to Focused or Other.

              Outlook for Mac 2016 v15.41. My MacOS is High Sierra v10.13.2.

              1 vote
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              • Preview .eml files inline with mail

                Many mailing lists coming from systems like GNU Mailman can send a digest email with attachments in eml format. In Mac Mail these preview inline and work really nicely. In Outlook they appear as attachments and can only be interacted with through Preview. Could they be previewed inline to make these mailing lists useful on Outlook for Mac?

                3 votes
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                • Add option to disable “quote only selected text on reply” feature

                  Add option to disable "quote only selected text on reply" The same way it is implemented for standard Mail app on MacOS.

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                  • Show number of results next to Smart folders

                    I am using Smart folder as task list - marking emails with flag and then having Smart folder "To Do". What I lack is seeing all the time how many emails are flagged, i.e. how many emails I should respond to, straight away. Windows Outlook does that and I am used to it so it would be great to have the same in Mac Outlook. thanks

                    3 votes
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                    • Bring back the display of to: cc: information

                      Outlook introduced the "less cluttered" email header display.
                      Now, if you want to know if you are to: or cc: of an email, you have to click on show details.

                      IMHO, painful and inefficient... but some people may like it.

                      Suggestion: make the "compact display" optional/configurable or bring back the display of to: cc: by default.

                      21 votes
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                      • Stay in the same conversation when I delete an email

                        Allow me to read through a conversation snd delete an email without positioning me to the next conversation but stay within the conversation. I like to start at the oldest mail, delete and read through to current. Its much more time efficient to stay in the same conversation to completion than having to click back. I believe it worked that way and the recent upgrade changed it.

                        3 votes
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                        • Add Smart Folders to Favorites

                          Make it possible to add any smart folder to the new Favorites in Outlook.

                          114 votes
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                          • Dragging & Moving messages in Search Mode

                            When I search for a message & found it, then I want to drag it to a particular folder or sub folder, it's not possible in Mac, though it's very much possible n Outlook for Windows. We want this feature in Outlook for Mac.

                            4 votes
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                            • Support for opening .MSG files in Outlook for Mac

                              Support for opening .MSG files in Outlook for Mac.

                              10 votes
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                              • Enable the Archive button for older versions of Exchange (prior to Exchange 2016)

                                There's an odd asymmetry between Exchange for iOS and Exchange for Mac.

                                Exchange for iOS displays the "archive" button when connected to older Exchange servers (prior to 2016), but Exchange for Mac doesn't.

                                Please bring Exchange for Mac at least up to parity with Exchange for iOS.

                                3 votes
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                                • Smart To: address when replying to a 'sent' messsage

                                  Use the recipient's email address for To: instead of my own when I reply to a message I have sent.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Send Button on Touchbar still an issue

                                    I have updated my outlook for mac to the latest version, but still have a frequent issue of emails being sent unintentionally due to the location of the touchbar send button.

                                    Please either allow for the customisation of the buttons that are shown on the touchbar - or

                                    Allow for the touchbar to be disabled

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Enable the Mac client to be able to move message(s)/folders to on-line archive. Today, has to be done message by message.

                                      My company uses O365 with On-line archive. Under the Mac client, we have to move individual messages one at a time. Can't move multiple messages or whole folders.

                                      29 votes
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                                      • Allow Unread Message Count on icon to ignore unread messages from Other User's Folder

                                        I have access to Other User's Folders (group email account). I do not want to see the count of unread messages on the icon in the toolbar. I only want that to display what is unread in my primary account (NOT talking about focused mailbox). Perhaps checkboxes for each as to whether it will show them or not to give people the option.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Signature Editor - Export/Import

                                          As described in my detailed post (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_mac-mso_o365b/outlook-2016-mac-signatures-how-to-export-import/1bfa4b27-4ea4-46c1-8263-c92ae557b277) the Signature editor in Outlook for Mac 2016 needs an import/export feature. It is very difficult to format a signature because there is no real "editor" in the tiny window, no way to easily choose fonts, colors, styles, etc. And the copy/paste of HTML content is very buggy and often ends up looking terrible.

                                          It is possible, with a lot of work and careful tweaking, to create a halfway-decent looking signature. However - there is no way to "back up" or transfer this to another machine, so you basically have to…

                                          29 votes
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