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  1. Add a "Send Sent Item To" button in Outlook for Mac

    Add a "Send Sent Item To" button in Outlook for Mac

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  2. Character count when drafting emails

    I'm in advertising and we often need to check the character count of our copy. It was very convenient to be able to check the character count when drafting an email on my old PC’s Microsoft Outlook since we usually go back and forth with our client.

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  3. Various inboxes under "all accounts" as an overview and show number of unread messages (as in older versions)

    When using various mail accounts, an overview under "all accounts" of all inboxes would be very helpful as in older Outlook versions. Working with various mail accounts in the new version of Outlook is not user friendly. In particular, you do not see how many unread messages there are other than after opening each of the mail accounts. I am using four mail accounts on a daily basis for various businesses.

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  4. Add Shareable Links Search Option

    As organizations encourage the use of file sharing services (OneDrive, Drop Box, & Google Drive) and move away from file attachments, it becomes more difficult to find mail messages. This is because those messages are not marked as "attachments" and flagged with the traditional paperclip icon.

    It would be great for Outlook for Mac to flag messages with share links and add a search filter to find messages containing share links.

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  5. Allow rules to be exported and then used on a different Mac

    Currently I create rules on the computer that I'm working on but these do not sync between multiple machines. Being able to either add to iCloud and sync with all accounts or even just export the rules to manually add would help

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  6. Consistent placement of the Trashcan in Message list view.

    Since the delete icon is the only icon that is always used, please move it to the outside of the icon list, I often use the delete to move through messages clearing out junk. It is wasteful to keep having to chase down the trashcan icon.

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  7. Import hyperlink from Filemaker Pro

    In my Filemaker Pro database, there is a function called send mail. This function takes data from my database and creates an email in Outlook. It works great. The one thing I have not been able to automate with this script step is creating a hyperlink in Outlook. I have to copy and paste the url into the Hyperlink option on the format menu in outlook. I then shorten the hyperlink displayed in the email to a more recognizable text string so that the link is more intuitive for the end user. I would save a lot of keystrokes if…

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  8. Add the actual date in the Reading Pane for "today" emails

    I saw this post on the web, and I realize I too want to see the date, even it if is "Today". Sometimes I just don't know what day it is, and I look at my Inbox to confirm the date - BUT now all Today emails are dated "Today". Can we then change the date in the Reading Pane from "Today" to the actual date? It still would show Today in the Inbox, but be more specific in the Reading Pane.

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  9. Make Send/Receive Pull Down Indvidual for email - Same as 2011

    Make Send/Receive Pull Down Individual select for email - Like it is in 2011

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  10. Make it easier to deselect a message when preview pane is at the bottom of the inbox.

    I want to be able to close the preview pane when I'm done reading a message, so that I just see the list of emails (e.g., in my inbox). If my email list is short, I can click on the white space between the end of the list and the beginning of the reading pane, which returns me to my list with no preview, but that's trickier when the list is longer than one screen length.

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  11. 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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  12. Prioritise Inbox retrieval of new, unread emails on startup

    Outlook seems to scan all folders, possibly calendars, before attempting to retrieve new emails. (Alternatively, email delivery and retrieval appears glacial when compared to other clients, making it feel like Outlook isn't very responsive)

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  13. Favorites hierarchy

    Make Favorites folders inherit the down hierarchy and do not stop to the actual level they're pointing to

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  14. Include option to disable DELETE ALL trash can in the Outlook Organize tab (Mac)

    I’ve been burned again by Outlook (Mac)….
    I accidentally selected DELETE ALL twice now over the last month or so, deleting massive numbers of emails before I was able to stop it, particularly the first time. I was able to recover both times, but it is a BIG HASSLE and some mail was likely lost in the process.
    This happened to me twice, early in the morning, right after I got up and not completely awake. Both times I was checking and deleting some emails and selected a few to delete. My Outlook page just happened to be open in…

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  15. Add "Correct Spelling Automatically" and "suggest most used addresses" after initial letter(s) prompt in address boxes.

    It seems stupid and counterproductive that Outlook in Office for Mac 2016 does not do two things, so far as I have been able to determine: 1. Enable "Correct Spelling Automatically" as a one-time preference setting, and 2. Suggest the most often used email addresses that start with one or two letters after prompting in address boxes to make it considerably less burdensome to complete address boxes.

    Millions of business Mac business users who are trying to take advantage of Outlook's purported advantages over their native Mail system are being deprived of these time-savers by some sort of institutional reticence…

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  16. Display the correct symbol for signed and encrypted mails

    Currently all e-mails which are signed, encrypted or signed+encrypted have the lock symbol in the 'attachement' column. Furthermore when writing a new e-mail and select the option to sign the message a notification bar shows up between the subject and the text showing a lock symbol.
    This might be missleading for the user and she might think that the content of a signed e-mail gets encrypted.

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  17. Also search in attachment in Outlook for Mac

    Outlook for Mac uses spotlight and does not search keywords in attachments. On windows, web-based outlook and on iPhone, this works perfectly. I suggest that search is also extended to search in the attachments

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  18. Resolve the various incompatibility issues between sending Word documents as an email

    Word Documents which can be sent as an email in Windows send fine but when using the same document and being shared from Word into Outlook on the Mac they simply do not format the same, despite the document looking correct in Word. Problem is with the formatting of boxes (e.g. like an org chart). I have to revert to a Windows laptop to send documents.

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  19. Provide the ability to export emails to a common format (CSV, JSON XML etc)

    Outlook Mac only allows you to export emails to another .olm file which is useless then you need to move the data to different applications. Please provide the above option, even if it excludes attachments.

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  20. Active Connection Status

    Sometimes connection fails because you pop a browser window under a bunch of other windows. Don't do that, obviously. But if you just can't figure out how to fix that, then make the connection status tell the user why Outlook is not connected.

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