OutlookUservoice_icon_outlook Outlook Feedback by UserVoice

Outlook for Mac - Business

We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to collect feedback from you and other Outlook users. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

Do you use Outlook for work? Got a suggestion for how to improve Outlook for business use? Share it here. Or vote to tell us what you think of other people’s ideas.

Need technical support? Please visit Microsoft Answers.

NOTE: If you are using an email address from a personal domain (e.g. outlook.com, gmail.com), even if it is for business purposes, please vote on our consumer forum: https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac

Outlook for Mac - Business

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Make display of all-day events in daily or weekly view more flexible

    It seems that the display area for viewing of all-day events in the daily or weekly view is fixed in (maximum?) size. This leads to the problem that on my computer the maximum number of all-day events is limited to 14. In case this number is exceeded, I simply cannot view all events but only 14 of them. The use case is parallel view of several calendars.

    I propose to make this area scrollable and/or allow to change its size.

    7 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • sso
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add+Edit Meeting Organizers

      It's cumbersome for meeting organizers and attendees every time a meeting organizer needs to change for a recurring meeting--because currently this isn't supported, and you have to cancel the whole meeting and reschedule it. If you could add multiple organizers to the calendar item, it would be so much easier.

      11 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • sso
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow changing the default fields that show when viewing contacts.

        Allow changing the default fields that show when viewing contacts. I always want to see "Job Title" by default.

        7 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • sso
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          1 comment  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The Format Painter

          I'd like to dedicate my Outlook for Mac - buisness votes to this feature also detailed here https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/14894964-format-painter

          As the support page FAQ says, it is not yet available. https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Format-email-messages-in-Outlook-2016-for-Mac-cb35806b-4174-41d2-9cba-b6b624d988b3?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB

          Having just transitioned to mac from windows I think this is the thing a actually miss most. So many valuable minutes wasted trying to match fonts.

          56 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • sso
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide option to subscribe to all IMAP folders by default

            When creating an IMAP profile in Outlook 2016, only default folders are visible - Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items, Junk Mail, and Archive - and all other folders must be subscribed to in order to see them. We would like an option to subscribe to all folders, whether created at the root or below the inbox instead of having to subscribe to each and every folder manually.

            2 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • sso
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have separate windows

              In the Windows version of Outlook, you can have a separate window for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, etc. In Outlook for Mac, all these functions are within the same window. I suggest you provide this capability to the Mac version. This will prevent users from having to switch back and forth in the same window for data that may be needed for other parts of the application.

              59 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • sso
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • For Mac OS Outlook, allow user to select option to not deleted accepted meeting invitations, the same as the MS Windows versions.

                For Mac OS Outlook, allow user to select option to not deleted accepted meeting invitations, the same as the MS Windows versions.

                33 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • sso
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Outlook's failure modes

                  Whenever Outlook goes offline, a notification or popup should appear.

                  For example, right now, if the process "Office365ServiceV2" freezes. The Outlook client goes offline without any notification. While I know this is a bug due to Office365ServiceV2, the client should still inform the user that it went offline, regardless of the reason.

                  1 vote
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • sso
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Contact Import / Export Formats

                    Export multiple contacts to a single vCard so it can be imported into Gmail or iCloud. In other words upgrade vCard to be standards compliant.

                    129 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • sso
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      10 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • autocomplete email addresses

                      Outlook seems to autocomplete email addresses only from the address book. Complete from addresses in all mailboxes would make a great feature

                      10 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • sso
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Restore AppleScript support for third party apps

                        Because of the current implementation of sandboxing, third party apps can no longer interact with Outlook (I'm thinking about SpamSieve, but it applies to a number of apps).
                        There are ways around that and I would love the future versions of Outlook to allow AppleScript from third party apps again.

                        10 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • sso
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Addins or plugins

                          A critical function of plugins is missting from the Mac version of Outlook. This affects the ability to do a lot of things like voice mail, box, Google Drive, or any other productivity tie-in that could make productivity better.

                          3 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • sso
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I suggest you make it so you can see attachments full filenames.

                            The attachment filenames are truncated so it is impossible to tell which file is which if you have attachments with the same start to the filename.

                            15 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • sso
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              2 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • enable Time Share on Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac

                              Currently unable to use the Time Share add in on the desktop application.

                              1 vote
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • sso
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow .ICS calendar invites to create entries in Exchange-managed account calendar instead of only the local account.

                                "On My Computer" email is never used in a business environment because it's local. Businesses use Exchange or other services so employees can manage their services across multiple devices. .ICS calendar invites always open in "On My Computer" calendar, which is useless.

                                20 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • sso
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Hybrid support of Online Archiving for Outlook for Mac

                                  Add Hybrid support of Online Archiving for Outlook for Mac

                                  3 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • sso
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • notification

                                    Use macOS Notifications for Calendar reminders as well.

                                    29 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • sso
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Regression in Mac Outlook mail categories

                                      Most recent "slow update" of Mac Outlook disables ability to select multiple mail items and apply category. Why?

                                      4 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • sso
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Approvals for moderated distribution lists/distribution groups

                                        Approvals for moderated distribution lists/distribution groups

                                        17 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • sso
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve performance

                                          Performance seems to be getting worse and worse. Regularly uses 60-100% CPU and often the 'beach ball'

                                          20 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • sso
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            3 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Outlook for Mac - Business

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base