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  1. Add Preference to Disable/Enable Left-Right Swiping in Mailbox

    Users with a Magic Mouse/TrackPad have likely experienced, as I have, that when selecting messages in a mailbox (Inbox, drafts, Sent, etc.), it is far too easy to swipe left or right and show the options to "Delete" or "Archive" a message. I'm sure this is necessary on a mobile device, but on a desktop device using an input like Magic Mouse, it is really annoying. It could also be potentially dangerous if you accidentally Delete or Archive a message unknowingly.

    There should be an preference/option to disable that swiping gesture from the message list.

    379 votes
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      67 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove Send button from Touch Bar

      MS has started to integrate the touch bar into the Office suite- which is awesome. I’ve seen some improvements to my workflow. However, the last update has added a “send” button to Outlook. In the last two days, I have accidently sent several messages while still composing. MS needs to allow configuration of the touch bar, or move/remove the send button ASAP.

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        75 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Signature Editor - Export/Import

        As described in my detailed post (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_mac-mso_o365b/outlook-2016-mac-signatures-how-to-export-import/1bfa4b27-4ea4-46c1-8263-c92ae557b277) the Signature editor in Outlook for Mac 2016 needs an import/export feature. It is very difficult to format a signature because there is no real "editor" in the tiny window, no way to easily choose fonts, colors, styles, etc. And the copy/paste of HTML content is very buggy and often ends up looking terrible.

        It is possible, with a lot of work and careful tweaking, to create a halfway-decent looking signature. However - there is no way to "back up" or transfer this to another machine, so you basically have to…

        104 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Good news. Starting in the April production release (version 16.12) there is an improved signature editor in Outlook for Mac, addressing this key piece of feedback:

          “It is very difficult to format a signature because there is no real “editor” in the tiny window, no way to easily choose fonts, colors, styles, etc. "

          Please refer to the Outlook Blog on Tech Community for more details:
          https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Outlook-Blog/Outlook-for-Mac-adds-improved-signature-editor-in-Insider-Fast/ba-p/173313

          We are marking this suggestion as Completed for the improved editor functionality. If you still require import and export of signatures, please open a new suggestion for consideration.

          Thanks,
          Outlook for Mac team

        • 576 votes
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            27 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • drag and drop attachments from email

            The new updates have removed the ability to drag and drop attachments from emails. The windows version still has this. I should be able to drag an attachment to another email without downloading it or drag and drop the attachment to the desktop.

            49 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • read receipts

              Please enable read receipts in the MAC version of Outlook!

              357 votes
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                23 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • New message in bold and blue

                Since the update from last monday of Outlook (now 15.32) for Mac the incoming mail is now in font medium and black in stead of bold and blue. Can you please change it back to bold and blue? Also there is a line between the mails that doesn't make it easier to watch.

                73 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 327 votes
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                    Completed  ·  13 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow some customisation of touch bar in outlook

                    my finger strays onto the send button on the touch bar in outlook and this is causing some embarrassment. Please allow us to turn on or off this functionality or to customise the bar in outlook

                    82 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add, edit and format tables

                      Need ability to add, edit and format tables like in Word and Outlook for Windows

                      188 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • I suggest you make it possible to create email templates (OFT) in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

                        I suggest you make it possible to create email templates (OFT) in Outlook 2016 for Mac.

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                          8 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Mac gestures

                          Please make marking an email as read, unread, or flagged using gestures possible for Mac users. (ie: two finger swipe to the right while hovered over an email marks an email unread)

                          40 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Good news. Starting in the March production release of Outlook for Mac (version 16.11), you can now customize message list swipe gestures.

                            Set the swipe left and swipe right gestures to the actions you use most. Choose from Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Flag, or None.

                            Please refer to the Outlook Blog on Tech Community for more details:
                            https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Outlook-Blog/Outlook-for-Mac-now-supports-swipe-gesture-customization-in/ba-p/158208

                            Thanks,
                            Outlook for Mac team

                          • Time change bug

                            There appears to be a bug with Outlook for Mac post time change. where time appears incorrectly in week view in calendar.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Good news. This bug has been addressed in the March production release of Outlook for Mac (version 16.11).

                              The issue fixed was if the default time zone for your Mac observes daylight saving time (DST) and Week view is selected, you may see events shifted by one hour on the calendar grid for the week when DST starts.

                              Thanks,
                              Outlook for Mac team

                            • I suggest you make it possible to adjust the font size in the email list pane and the folder list pane.

                              I read email with the reading pane below so I can see the subject, from, to, and date received, clearly. But because the fonts are so large I cannot display more than ten listed emails. In my non-Outlook client I can see 30. The same is true for my folders list. Smaller font makes more visible on the screen

                              31 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Good news. Beginning in the March production release of Outlook for Mac (version 16.11), you can now increase or decrease the text size in the sidebar, message list, and reading pane. Go to Preferences > Fonts > Text display size to select a smaller or larger text size.

                                Please refer to the release notes article here:
                                https://support.office.com/en-us/article/release-notes-for-office-2016-for-mac-ed2da564-6d53-4542-9954-7e3209681a41

                                Thanks,
                                Outlook for Mac team

                              • I suggest to add feature to get search word highlighted in outlook whenever we search any word/phrase.

                                I suggest to add feature to get search word highlighted in outlook whenever we search any word/phrase.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In meeting attendee's calendar, meeting time should show attendee's time zone instead of meeting organizer's time zone

                                  When attendee opens the meetings in the Calendar folder in Mac Outlook, the meeting time is shown in meeting organizer's time zone instead of the attendee's time zone.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Good news. Beginning in the March production release of Outlook for Mac (version 16.11), when viewing a meeting in a separate window, the start and time will be displayed in the attendee’s time zone instead of the organizer’s time zone. The organizer’s time zone will be displayed in an information bar below the meeting header.

                                    Thanks,
                                    Outlook for Mac team

                                  • Drag and Drop email to create new item

                                    On the Windows based version of Outlook, you can drag and drop emails to either the calendar, tasks, or contacts to create new items. The subject of the email becomes the calendar or task subject and the body of the email goes in the notes field.
                                    Bring this functionality to the Mac version so that drag and dropping of emails works to other areas of Outlook.

                                    43 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Honor OS X Do Not Disturb setting

                                      OS X has a Do Not Disturb feature in the notification panel. Outlook ignores the setting. I usually turn on OS X DND when I'm on a call.
                                      At the moment, I have to close Outlook to be sure no sounds pop up.
                                      Outlook should honor the OS X DND setting and mute itself appropriately.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi,

                                        Thank you for submitting this request, we’re a team that’s in charge of reading and reporting all feedback from users to our development teams.

                                        We do want to get this type of suggestion to the correct team so we have forwarded this information and we have also created a similar suggestion in our Outlook Mac section.

                                        For ideas related to Mac for personal use, please send those to our feedback section titled Outlook for Mac or use the following link: https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac

                                        We look forward to seeing feedback from you in the future!

                                      • Add working week number option to calendars, as with Windows version

                                        Add working week number option to calendars, as with Windows version

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                                          1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Dual time zone

                                          Allow views of dual time zones in the calendar view, similar to Outlook for PC.

                                          86 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Good news. Beginning in the March production release of Outlook for Mac (version 16.11), you can now view two time zones in the calendar grid. Go to Preferences > Calendar > Time zones to select the second time zone.

                                            Note: this feature is available via Office 365 subscription license activation.

                                            Please refer to the release notes article here:
                                            https://support.office.com/en-us/article/release-notes-for-office-2016-for-mac-ed2da564-6d53-4542-9954-7e3209681a41

                                            Thanks,
                                            Outlook for Mac team

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