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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.

    377 votes
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      67 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Egnyte integration

      This is available in Outlook.com, and should be available in Outlook for Mac as well, for easy Egnyte link sharing via email

      3 votes
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      • expiration

        Create the ability to create a Smart Folder to search for messages that have pending expiration.

        Create the ability to see the individual folder's retention policy by looking at the folder's properties.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • automatic reply

          Show "Out of Office" messages of email recipients as we compose.

          Without this, I have to send the email, See the response and Contact the delegated contacts.

          12 votes
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          • Enable flow approvals within an email

            Provide users on MacOS using the installed Outlook client the ability to submit their approval/rejection for Flow Approvals would provide better adoption of approval workflows. It working very well for Windows users, but Mac must be provided instructions and workarounds.

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            • Allow Outlook the ability to have multiple .OLM

              Allow Outlook the ability to have multiple .OLM files just as the Windows version will allow multiple .PST's.

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              • (Mac) Allow a default to not save sent items, and checkbox to save

                One of my favorite features on the PC version of Outlook 2016 is the ability to set it to not save a copy of sent email by default. 99% of the email messages I send each day are not something I care about ever seeing again; answering questions of an inconsequential nature, yes/no's, etc. For that reason, on the PC version, I set it to not save a copy, and for the few messages per day that do matter, I simply click the button to save to Sent Items. It greatly reduces the clutter of pointless messages in my Sent…

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix issue with contact address

                  I have always been able to add and address in the contacts and now all of a sudden I go to add a new contact today and it's no longer there. Please fix this. I can't operate my business without being able to add addresses.

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                  • Create online Microsoft Teams meetings

                    Now that we've been told that Teams is the way forward, it would be great to be able to create online 'Teams' meetings from within Outlook on a Mac, as well as, or instead of Skype for Business meetings.

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                      1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • .eml x-Unsent: 1 to open in compose / draft mode

                      Include support for .eml files to open in draft / compose mode by recognizing the X-Unsent: 1 value so that it will be recognized as unsent

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a delay rule to all outgoing emails

                        We would like to have an option to create a rule to delay all outgoing email, like in Outlook for Windows.
                        Thye idea is to have a small time to cancel the sending if there is something wrong.

                        You can delay individual messages, but you cannot add a rule to "auto-delay" X time any email you send.

                        55 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatic reporting on time spent based on color coded calendar events

                          It would be awesome to have Outlook automatically generate a weekly (or monthly, 6-monthly, yearly, etc.) report on how much time I spent on xyz subject, based on how I categorized my calendar events. I already color code/categorize all my meetings and time blocks based on what I'm doing during that time, so it seems like it'd be easy to have Outlook calculate the total time I spent on my blue, orange, etc. categories for the week. I looked for a 3rd party app that would scrape my Outlook calendar for me, but I couldn't find it.

                          This would be…

                          4 votes
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                          • Let us add optional, universal search filters (eg exclude deleted items)

                            When searching I often don't want to search in some folders (Junk, Deleted, etc), but need to search more than just the current folder. Its very convoluted to set up an Advanced search every time. Would prefer to have an option in Preferences to exclude certain common folders by default when searching, a la Mail.app. If I need to search there I can either change the preference (for when I need to do several), or just create an Advanced search (for when I need to do a one off search).

                            5 votes
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                            • An empty Inbox is nothing to celebrate

                              I suggest you change the balloon and message saying all done for the day, enjoy your empty inbox to something more neutral. An empty inbox in the middle of the day isn't something to celebrate. Businesses want a steady flow of emails.

                              4 votes
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                              • Add Cloud Based Synchronised Setting

                                Could you please consider a function that copies your o385 setting, signatures and preferences across multiple device installations.

                                4 votes
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                                • Mac add archive functionality same as like windows

                                  Mac add archive functionality same as like windows

                                  5 votes
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                                  • tasks sync across office applications -outlook, planner, onenote

                                    It seems crazy that a task on OneNote doesn't sync to outlook and/or planner - surely we can have one list of tasks across all office applications

                                    16 votes
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                                    • Bring back "My Day"

                                      Not sure why this very useful feature was removed from Outlook 2016...

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Prioritize contacts in the directory over "contacts and recent addresses" when autocompleting email in address bar

                                        It's annoying to see all random recent email contacts appear ahead of the contacts in my company directory when I start to type in an email address.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Time Machine backups are very slow due to Outlook's file-distribution algorithm

                                          Outlook stores new message or attachment files evenly across 256 different folders in the profile directory. This even-distribution algorithm unnecessarily slows down Time Machine backups and also hurts battery life. If instead Outlook stored messages and attachments in "batches", e.g. first 100 files in one folder, next 100 files in the next folder, and so on, then its Time Machine impact could likely be reduced over 90%. This could be a big improvement in backup times and battery usage for users with large mailboxes. Note that users with large mailboxes are often IT Pros and IT decisionmakers who control whether…

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