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  1. Allow users to turn off email polling (or make mail not appear at all) on particular accounts

    I need some Google calendars, which have personal appointments, to appear in Outlook, so I don't double-book. But I don't need/want gmail from that account to appear in Outlook, too. I can turn off calendars; I should be able to turn off email, too.

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  2. Be able to turn off Notifications on an account-by-account basis.

    I don't need to be pinged for every email in every account. Why not allow per-account notification settings -- including maybe different sounds for each account, or none at all?

    5 votes
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  3. Make Page Setup available from the print menu

    In order to print in landscape you need to first go into the page setup menu and change the orientation. If we can make the page setup menu accessible from the print menu, it will make easier for user to navigate.

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  4. Don't auto-select first message

    I have my Outlook configured to mark messages as read when they're selected. Unfortunately Outlook always selects the first message so it can be easily marked as read when it shouldn't be. Apple Mail doesn't have this issue so that's what I'm forced to use :-(

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  5. make it easy to bulk clear attachment

    Select multiple emails and right click Attachments>Delete and it deletes all attachments in the selected emails and not just the attachments on the email that was last viewed. It is such a slow process to regain email space on the server.

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  6. Prevent dark mode from changing colors in email messages.

    I had sent a test email from Mailchimp that displayed colors that upon viewing in dark mode had changed from what I had originally selected in my browser. Outlook 16.27 on OS X 10.14.5

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  7. Phishing on Outlook MAC

    I suggest you add a report phishing button to Outlook for MAC. It provides a more seamless user experience between OS’.

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  8. Include removed attachments filenames in search indexes

    I remove large file attachments if they're big files, but I'd still like Outlook search to show me the emails those files were attached to. Helpfully Outlook does show you that a file was removed and gives the filename, so the data is still there. Presumably adding this to what the search indexes should therefore be possible?

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  9. Please add Quick Look and Spotlight support to Outlook.

    Messages in Outlook show up in Spotlight searches as Outlook files without content previews. Viewing Outlook messages in Spotlight should be as easy as previewing other file types (including Word and PowerPoint docs).

    13 votes
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  10. Add feature to highlight complete Emails beside category flags

    When receiving emails which I'm storing for later use (review, follow-up, important info) I would prefer them to stand out of the regular. So, when I'm looking for that specific email, I can spot her more easily without opening numerous others emails who have a similar search text element.

    2 votes
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  11. I suggest a search field popping up when filing emails. It is very useful in the iPhone App. Current workflow cumbersome.

    The current work flow for filing emails in the Outlook for Mac App, especially if the target folder is not on the short list. Too many clicks to select the target folder.
    In addition, if the folder should be firstly created, this is also nt supported (but on the version Office365 on the web).
    A search field for typing and then quickly selecting would be nice.

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  12. Search funktions does not work

    Search funktions does not work
    Search in Outlook does NOT WORK properly - mostly shows NO RESULTS!! Please fix it.

    6 votes
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  13. banded read pane

    Hello there, I'd like to use outlook, but I find a plain white reading pane background difficult to use. Today I use thunderbird and it bands alternative emails - which (for me) makes distinguishing between emails much easier. I this possible ?
    Thanks

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  14. Reply from the Reading Pane

    I'd love to be able to compose a reply from the reading pane. When I currently hit "Reply," it opens a new window.

    I used this feature often when I had a Windows PC, and really miss it now that I'm using Outlook on a Mac.

    Similar suggestions on the consumer Mac Outlook forum:
    https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/15209295-reply-message-within-the-reading-pane
    https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/15298794-reading-pane-compose-reply

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  15. cc bcc

    Is there a solution how to make the cc-fields visible as a standard ? (We have the problem both on Mac and PC).
    It is really annoying that you cannot see the cc-field until you click the "more information" button. Hope you can help.

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  16. Allow Undo Send on Mac App

    Allow mac app users to tun on undo send where we have up to 30 seconds to cancel an email message they have sent. There is an option within the Portal under Automatic Processing but is not supported.

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  18. Add Sent box rules ability on server side

    It would be really handy to be able to be able to create a sent box rule on the server side. Presently you can have a sent box rule on the client side within the Windows version of outlook, but there isn't even that option in Outlook for Mac. The sooner the better please guys and girls.

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  19. I suggest you add better Outlook integration with Planner

    there is no easy way to add an email from outlook to a planner task as a attachment. An option in outlook to add to plan, attach to planner task would be great.

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  20. Allow the ability to select multiple messages when sorted by from without having to expand the list.

    If you set the sort by from all the messages are listed unexpanded from each sender. If select the sender you are not able to do any actions (delete / move / archive) you have to expand each sender first and then manually select each message. It means it takes a huge amount of time if you have select 500+ messages from one sender. On PC Outlook you can select all messages from multiple senders very easily.
    I and my staff have lost many hours of productivity when cleaning up mailboxes due to this functionality missing.

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