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  1. Fix recipient auto complete.

    Recipient auto complete in Outlook Office 365 is severely lacking. Only a few of the most commonly used names of hundreds are referenced, requiring a hunt and peck search to find the correct recipient(s). In all other email providers recipient addresses are instantly presented. Why not this Windows product?

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  2. Sensitivity Labels in New Outlook for Mac

    The new Outlook for Mac has Sensitivity label greyed out whereas the current Outlook for Mac has them available. When can we have Sensitivity labels working in the new Outlook for Mac?

    7 votes
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  3. Email templates

    Make it easier to create Outlook messages from prebuilt and responsive email templates. Like Mailchimp but inside of Outlook.

    3 votes
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  4. Order by first name in Calendar

    Please could we sort by first name in the shared calendars? It can be hard to remember everyone's surname. Would be helpful to have the option to do this

    2 votes
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  5. Bug report - Local Inbox Sync

    With irritating regularity, Outlook will not actually sync my local inbox - even after the 'Synchronize Now' button is used multiple times.

    In these scenarios, I can attempt to quit and restart outlook (I frequently need to force quit), but the inbox still won't actually sync. If I want to actually receive new messages, I need to fully reboot my machine for outlook to pick up new messages. Force-syncing doesn't resolve the issue, quitting / force-quitting and re-starting Outlook doesn't solve the issue, only rebooting the machine does.

    I am running on an up-to-date version of Mojave, and I keep…

    1 vote
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  6. Reading pane to right - folders and conversation view

    With reading pane set to the right and mails viewed as conversation, it would be very useful to see in the right pane list also the mails sent.
    At the same time the mail list in the left, when developed, should show also the mails sent and those located in folders.
    The folder name where each mail of the conversation is located should appear in this list.
    This functionality is available on outlook.office.com

    3 votes
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  7. Fix search results UI so that panel (once again) looks like inbox

    Yesterday, Outlook for Mac 16.35 (20020507) began showing search results as a long list of truncated titles and dates. This is useless. I have to click on each-and-every one to view the message in the right pane (the UI does not expand the middle, search results, pane).

    Search should "filter" emails and maintain the view I am using in my InBox! That's what it WAS doing before this update.

    OH. And there is no "Feedback" option in the Help menu. Which is why I've resorted to UserVoice.

    <head desk>

    3 votes
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  8. Fix direct entry of appointments in calendars

    It used to be possible to drag a time range in a calendar, and then type in the title of the appointment right there. Now, after dragging the time range, it just says 'New Appointment', and I have to double-click to open the entry and add a title.

    5 votes
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  9. 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.

    8 votes
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  10. Mail Vault - a Hardened Folder with Enhanced Privacy, Security and Encryption

    Feature: Vault Folder

    I want a "vault" folder with hardened encryption, access and authentication.

    Imagine similar features to [OneDrive's Personal Vault](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/06/25/onedrive-personal-vault-added-security-onedrive-additional-storage/). Essentially I want similar features in Outlook.

    Core Business Requirements

    The core concepts of this suggested folder feature:


    • Hardened encryption at rest

    • Effective privacy enhancements

    • Lockable, auto-lock and timeout

    • Additional authentication

    • Secure multi-factor authentication options

    Nice to See

    I would rather see some Vault-like feature than none.
    To see this implemented "right" in my own view would need


    • Recovery Key Management

    • Strong Open Cryptography

    • Strong MFA

    • Inhibited Access

    • Exfiltration Protection

    • Access Restrictions

    • Privacy by Default

    • Secure Development
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  11. Add Outlook to Share Menu (Extensions), for Mac

    Have Outlook added to the 'share' menu (under Extensions) in System Preferences. It's time-consuming, and annoying to constantly have to drag files to Outlook — as opposed to being able to sending them via Outlook under the 'share' option. This is a must for businesses, that email a lot of attachments. Thanks.

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  12. Add facility to print entire email chain

    Add the Outlook for PC facility to print an entire email chain to Outlook for Mac

    5 votes
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  13. 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

    11 votes
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  14. 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.

    2 votes
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  15. 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.

    8 votes
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  16. 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…

    3 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 3 votes
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  20. 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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