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  1. allow opening multiple Outlook instances (e.g. one screen with Calendar, second with mailbox)

    Back on Windows I always had two Outlook Windows open - one with mailbox, the second with calendar. Was really practical to be able to scroll through the calendar when writing an email and looking for possible slots to suggest a meeting/phone call/ etc. On Mac this does not seem possible.

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  2. 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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  3. Add "New Items" menu to Dock icon

    By right clicking on the dock icon, it would be great to access the "New item" menu. I don't need to see the main Outlook window if I need to create a new email, note, appointment.

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  4. hide foot

    make the footer bar optional, possibility to hide it
    It only consumes space and does not provide any value as there is only the number of mails and the sync information

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  5. Slow to detect internal network

    It is so slow to detect that it is on internal network. At least 2-3 times a pop up displays. After that couple of re-authentication pop up, even though credentials are stored in keychains. Then it starts working.

    Also, there is no auto reconnection when connection is lost. Why???

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  6. Outlook window will not resize to lesser height

    I am not able to make my Outlook window shorter so my Mac buttons cover the bottom of the Outlook screen. I only need to see a few entries at the top but when I go to use the handle at the bottom, it's just an arrow to make it longer and I cannot make it shorter. Is there a way around this? Thanks for any help.

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  7. Enable/Support Split View

    Latest Outlook UI can't compress enough to accommodate both 'Teams' and 'Outlook' on a 15" MacBook Pro screen. Outlook with Split View works great on larger displays.

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  8. Category

    Category - When selecting a "Category" from the drop down menu in the task bar, it used to display the last used (5) at the top of the drop down menu. This made selecting commonly used category's faster. Currently we may have a Category starting with the letter "R" which means we have to scroll all the way down to the near the bottom of the list. My suggestion is to be able to type in the first letter of our Category once we have clicked on the drop down menu, this would then take us to the alphabet area…

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  9. Add buttons to new email notifications.

    Add "Delete" button to Notification similar to what Mac Mail has, for quick deletion. Archive button would also be useful..

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  10. I suggest you make the Mac version of Outlook allow the option to open the next message upon a delete or move.

    I won't use Outlook on Mac because the feature to open the next message upon a delete or move that I've used in Outlook for years is missing on the Mac. The Windows version has the ability to set what action is performed upon a message delete or move. Mac just moves the message or deletes it and the message stays on the screen. This is very annoying and I won't use the Mac versions of Microsoft. It's amazing to me that this was omitted on the Mac. I see 1000's of posts for people using this feature. Seems pretty…

    14 votes
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  11. Regular reoccurring out of office

    Add a function where out of office can be turned on for reoccurring days. ie when part time workers are regularly out of the office on the same days each week.

    7 votes
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  12. More prominent out of office reminder

    On Outlook for windows, when out of office messages are enabled a bar appears across the top of the inbox reminding that they are enabled. On a Mac this doesn't happen. I rarely shut down my computer or quit Outlook, so I often end up forgetting I've left OoO messages on until a colleague reminds me! Appreciate there's a notification when starting Outlook, but this doesn't help me!

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  13. Recoverable Items support

    It would be nice to be able to access the recoverable items folder from the Outlook for Mac client. This feature is available in the Windows and web clients.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/policy-and-compliance/recoverable-items-folder/recoverable-items-folder?view=exchserver-2019

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  14. Add support for iCloud Calendar and iClou contacts to Outlook for MacOS

    Please make it possible to use Oulook for MacOS with iCloud contacts and calendar. It should be possible by adding support for CalDAV and CardDAV.

    89 votes
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  15. groups te

    When can I see all my groups as it displays only the 10 most active groups on the Mac versions of Outlook? Since 2016 you promised all groups would be visible in a future update ... so when is that?

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  16. Customize mac touchbar

    Allow modification of the Mac touchbar to features the user uses vs what is static currently, leaving the functionality not as useful as it otherwise would be.

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  17. What is the best solution for EML files to MSG files Conversion?

    I want to know about Thunderbird files to Outlook MSG Converter softwar by which , I can easily and quickly Migrate EML to MSG formats within few clicks.?

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  18. New icon is great, but looks terrible in the Dock.

    The new Outlook icon is really nice, but it looks like a jumbled mess in the Dock. Looks squished with no distinction between the parts of it, and it's too small. I'd post a screenshot if it were possible.

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  19. Bring back Categories with Gmail/IMAP even if categories don't exist in Gmail/IMAP, just skip this attribute when syncing.

    If Outlook is the main tool (don't like Gmail interface, to be honest), it doesn't matter if some features are only available in Outlook Client, the Web Client is only used for contingency.
    Make the categories available again for Outlook for Mac with Gmail (and probably other IMAP) accounts, please.
    At least for the calendar, Gmail has a color option for calendar, this at least could synchronized (mapped, if color don't match, no problem).
    Thanks!

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  20. Ability to categorize emails

    Please put the ability to put format rules on messages ( would like to color /categorize them in view based on priority per the rule)

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