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  1. Give the ability to designate a default _sender_ address not just a default _reply-from_ address

    Give the ability to designate a default sender address not just a default reply-from addr. I have both personal and work e-mail on my office computer which is acceptable use in my company. However, Outlook chooses the sender depending on what message I have currently selected. There is no way to specify that mail should always be sent from my work address. This has resulted in me accidently sending potentially sensitive company information through my Google mail. In addition to the potential security problem this represents, having the wrong sender confuses people from my company. Please help me stop getting…

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  2. 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

    8 votes
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  3. Add BCC when creating a mail merge from Word. Currently there is no way to add BCC field when creating a mail merge on a Mac vs PC

    Similar to a PC running windows, really need the ability to add the BCC field when creating a mail merge. Cannot do this on a MAC.

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  4. Tally number of accepts, denies, etc on meeting invites

    In Windows Outlook, as a meeting organizer, you can open the appointment and see the total number of accepts, denies, tentatives and no responses. This is extremely useful for anyone organizing a work event and needing a head count.

    5 votes
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  5. sync categories across platforms and users

    1) If user is on Office 365 and using Mac Outlook client, should be able to have ONE consistent set of Categories, using same names and colors. Not separate categories for each platform (i.e. local categories on Outlook Mac, network categories on Office 365 client).
    2) Should be able to establish "system wide" categories for multiple (Office 365) users, so that different users can organize mail, calendar, to do items in agreed-upon categories.

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  6. 3 votes
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  7. Enable Drag and Drop for Outlook Mac Groups, as its pretty useless without, especially as your tech support staff tell me you're removing su

    Enable Drag and Drop for Outlook Mac Groups, as its pretty useless without, especially as your tech support staff tell me you're removing support for Public Folders in the future

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  8. Allow Cmd + C and Cmd + V for mail attachments

    attaching emails within the mails is very troublesome in Outlook Mac, there is no short cuts. I have to use drag and drop. Same applies for some file types too (e.g. pdf, jpg, pptx. .etc).

    Just like Windows Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V for mail attachments, Request you to include similar feature Cmd + C and Cmd + V.

    Appreciate for prioritizations.

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  9. Add a calendar permission option for location only

    Add an option in the calendar permissions so that others in your org and see the time and location where you're blocked but not the meeting title. The current option for location includes the meeting titles.

    The purpose would be to allow others to see your location for scheduling meetings but still allows for some privacy. This is helpful for our org which frequently travels between meetings in 3 different buildings on campus.

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  10. Calendar - does not auto-populate

    On Outlook for PC .... when a Calendar invite arrives - it automatically puts a 'greyed out' copy into a calendar view. This feature is missing on a MAC .... which means it is easy to miss an invite when you have a busy inbox. It is a great feature of Outlook ..... should be there for a MAC

    2 votes
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  11. 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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  12. ability to view the email alias to which the orginal email was sent, without being redirected to the default email alias.

    Prior to migrating to O365, we were using Zoho Email and I have had few email alias for various purposes like an alias for subscription, some I had used earlier (longer ones) before I created a shorter version of the email (for easy usage).

    Also, helps be identify which ones I had subscribed and which ones I had not - so, I can easily filter out the ones I had not originally subscribed to. With the current implemention of redirecting emails from all alias to the default alias, I'm unable to identify the same. I'm also hoping this redirection doesn't…

    3 votes
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  13. Add "Join" button for well-known conference services

    My meetings are generally on Skype for Business, Teams, GoToMeeting, WebEx, and Zoom. Very often, the URL is embedded within the notes portion of the meeting invitation.

    If the meeting is for Skype or Teams, there's a "Join" button in the reminders window and also when I click on the meeting in the calendar. It would be nice if Outlook would recognize other well-known meeting services and do the same so that I don't have to open up the meeting invitation to get to the link.

    5 votes
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  14. Handle vacations and out-of-office time in the calendar

    How does Outlook calendar STILL not handle vacations and WFH in the calendar? Every workplace I’ve been in has muddled through using appointments to notify their team of vacation time, while the “out of office“ designation is carried to all recipients. This includes jobs at Microsoft.

    How did the default 6am reminder make it out of QA? Who would ever want that?

    5 votes
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  15. Hide all meetings on public or private holidays

    On private or public holidays I am not in the office anyway, so it would be great if you could set it so that no appointments or notifications are displayed in the first place.

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  16. 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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  17. Add a secondary column sort to Outlook for Mac.

    I need the ability to sort first by one column in my outlook (let's say "From") and then sort the "date sent" column too. It doesn't help to find a whole string of emails from myself that I've saved in a folder, but then have them appear in a date order that I can't see the rationale behind at all.

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  18. Change the sort order of tasks so that those with 'No due date' come after the furthest away tasks, not before

    Currently if you sort tasks by Due date it displays as follows:
    Ascending order
    – No due date
    – Soonest dates
    – Furthest away dates

    Descending order
    – Furthest away dates
    – Soonest dates
    – No due date

    Wouldn't it make more sense for those with 'No due date' to come after the Furthest away dates, so that you're most pressing tasks can be ordered to display at the top of the list?

    5 votes
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  19. Fix Dark Mode to include the message preview

    Just like the topic says. Make dark mode include the message preview pane. The main interface is nice but the dark mode being there then contrasting with a bright white message preview really hurts the eyes.

    67 votes
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  20. Consistent naming across platforms and products

    You've just changed the name of Trash in Outlook Mac to Rubbish but it's called Deleted Items via the portal. In some apps you call Teams, Groups and so it goes on.

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