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  1. Columns and right reading pane

    Please add the ability to view mail in columns while still having the reading pane to the right. This functionality works great on the Windows side, but I can't seem to figure out why it's only available with no reading pane, or when the reading pane is below the email...

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  2. Add MailTips

    In Outlook for Windows and in OWA, if you draft an email to a user who has an Out Of Office notification enabled, then a MailTip shows up in the compose window (above the To: field) with a warning that the person is Out Of Office. This should also exist in Outlook for Mac

    33 votes
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  3. 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.

    33 votes
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  4. Highlight emails based on internal or external addresses. Green for internal and red for external.

    When sending emails its important to verify if the email is going to the correct recipient. While it's nice to view the names as FN LN in the TO: fields I have thousands of contacts and when sending sensitive information I end up viewing the properties of each to verify the email is going to the correct john smith and also verifying they are all internal recipients. It would be nice to have all internal recipients be highlighted in green and all external highlighted in red. perhaps other lists/categories can also be created to easily view recipients of different mail…

    32 votes
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  5. Bring back flagged message highlights like iOS app

    In the spring of 2016, you guys added flagged message highlighting which was phenomenal! Matched the feature present in the iOS app. And then sometime in August, you guys removed the feature. Please add it back in and make it optional for people to use!

    31 votes
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  6. Outlook for Mac - Windows functionality

    Why is Outlook for Mac so stripped down compared to Outlook for Windows? This makes no sense. Among the things that we need in Outlook for Mac
    a) the ability to pin tasks so that we can see them despite switching windows
    b) the ability to see sent messages in the same thread, rather than the annoying and useless "you replied to this message on X" date. If Gmail can figure it out, I'm sure Microsoft, can, too.
    c) Calendar preview of upcoming events when you hover over the calendar icon while viewing mail (as you can in the Windows…

    30 votes
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  7. please support the Voting button in Outlook for Mac

    We need option to insert voting options or to be able to respond to Voting options in Outlook for Mac

    30 votes
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  8. Managing folders in Google Mail accounts

    Unlike when using IMAP to access Google for Work mail accounts, when using the new native Google support, there are no options for creating, removing or renaming folders. I'd like to see full folder management - creating folders at any level, removing folders, renaming folders and moving folders around using drag-and-drop.

    30 votes
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  9. option to disable automatic Alt Text for images

    whenever I add an (inline) image to a message, outlook automatically generates Alt Text to helpfully describe this graphic. please provide a way to disable this. I share design visuals many times a day, and this description is almost never even close: eg a recent effort was tagged as being 'A parrot'. which it really wasnt

    28 votes
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  10. Mac Outlook 2016: Email Notification for New Emails Filtered into Folders

    Allow sounds and notifications for new mail that gets sorted to other folders. At least add the ability to make a sound under "Do the following:: when creating a rule as the past outlooks on windows did.

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  11. CardDAV Support

    CardDAV Support

    26 votes
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  12. Make it easy to block junk

    Spammers change the user name and keep sending junk from the same same domain. To stop spam one needs to block the entire domain. Currently, the process is:


    1. copy the email address

    2. go to settings

    3. go to view more

    4. go to block sender

    Step one is difficult.

    The easy solution is to:

    From the Junk dropdown menu replace "Block" with:
    Block user
    Block domain

    26 votes
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  13. Automatically change incoming message colors and fonts based on sender, subject or recipient for Outlook 2016 for Mac

    I'm having the problem in my company that people aren't reading the emails from me. It was suggested that we set me up on everyone's computer with a different color than black so it stands out more in the inbox. I figured out how to do this with the Window's PC's but not the Macs using Outlook. I'd really like this to be an added feature. Thanks!

    26 votes
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  14. spell check

    Add spell check for after hitting send - just like Outlook for PC has. I miss this feature!

    25 votes
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  15. Show Sender's Address In Preview Pane

    In the inbox, show the sender's email address if the sender is not in Contacts. So much mail is unsolicited from sales people. With Entourage, you can see the sender's address. This allows the recipient to see the part after the @ such as abcxyz.com, then check out that company before opening unsolicited mail. Otherwise, the recipient must open unsolicited mail to find out what it's about. At that point, a pixel is sent back to the sender, telling them they have a live, possibly interested fish on the line, which results in a continuous flow of mail from that…

    25 votes
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  16. Default font formating for emails

    Enable the user to set defaults for the font type, paragraph, color, etc for outgoing new, and replied to emails.

    23 votes
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  17. Send desktop notifications for folders other than inbox

    E.g. KMail allows user to set up each folder (not just Inbox) such that new messages are "acted upon", meaning that desktop notifications will be shown for them. It is a surprising that expensive enterprise product such as MS Office does not have that feature...

    22 votes
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  18. ALIAS Selection in FROM Field

    Ability to choose your applicable alias in the FROM Field. Currently we have to create multiple shared mailboxes for each user's multiple domain aliases which is a costly workaround in O365.

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  19. Allow a default setting to show details in the email recipient field

    In the new version of Outlook for Mac, the email header fields are condensed and you see the list of recipients as a list. In order to see who the email was sent to, you have to click "Show Details". I have yet to find where I can set it to "Show Details" as default.

    I feel that most people in a professional setting will want to know whether the email they are reading was intended for them or if they are just copied. If it's an option for default, those who don't need that detail can still have the…

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  20. 'new folder'

    Allow add/delete/rename of Folders in Ooutlook for Mac connected to Gmail

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