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  1. Import / Export Optionst

    Add iCal import export options to be standards compliant with all other calendars.

    39 votes
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    • 38 votes
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      • Add Calendar and ToDo peek to Mac version of Outlook

        Outlook for Windows has a peek of your calendar and Todo list. This isn't available in the Mac version, which is incredibly frustrating.

        30 votes
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        • Add shortcuts on top of folders' list

          Add the most used and favorite folders on top of the folder list in mail pane

          26 votes
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          • SharePoint Calendar Integration

            Please add integration for SharePoint 2013 and newer Calendars. It's been way too long that Mac users in the enterprise have been left behind on this feature.

            23 votes
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            • Show the recipient's email addresses not just the name.

              Outlook often picks up the wrong email address for my contacts and uses those when I type the person's name as a mail recipient. For example Wunderlist notifications. Too many times I've sent the email to the wrong address. Please give me a chance to notice the address is wrong before sending.

              22 votes
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              • Add the calendar peek to Outlook 2016 for Mac. This is available on the PC version.

                Add the calendar peek to Outlook 2016 for Mac. This is available on the PC version.

                21 votes
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                • Add Retention Policy message and options

                  n Windows you can see the corporate Retention Policy if you have one configured. If an organization creates additional policy which may also have different retention time periods associated with them, in Outlook for Windows, you can right-click on the email and choose which retention policy you would like to associate with that email.

                  For record keeping purposes, which is a legal matter, a huge benefit for the Outlook for Mac client would be to show the Retention policy on each email and have the ability to choose a different Retention policy by right-click on the email in the inbox…

                  20 votes
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                  • Sync Contacts with Apple Contacts app

                    EWS is blocked for OS X at most companies because it presents the potential issue of data leakage.

                    Many companies are taking advantage of Intune's conditional access, but until conditional access supports EWS, many companies disable EWS. Companies do this because EWS sidesteps conditional access when abled and allows all email/calendar/contacts to be downloaded to a devices without any way for the company to enforce security policies simultaneously.

                    On OS X, it is important to have your contacts in the Apple Contacts app because a Mac basically functions like a cell phone with the ability to make/receive phone calls and…

                    20 votes
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                    • favourites

                      I want to see favourites on my mac the same as on my pc. I have many email accounts and i want to choose what/how many i see by default. Seeing all inboxes is really distracting for me now on mac 2016.

                      17 votes
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                      • 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)

                        17 votes
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                        • Improve Task Management

                          Most of my tasks arrive as email. I need a quick easy way to turn an email into a Task. Follow up is not sufficient.

                          16 votes
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                          • Support needed to import Mac contacts (Contacts.app vCard 3.0 .vcf files) and shared Mac calendars (Calendar.app .ics feeds)

                            Users are desperate for support to import vCard (.vcf) contacts from the Mac and shared / iCloud (.ics) calendars. These two import options are so simple and absolutely essential for Mac users of Outlook. While Outlook for Mac has grown to become more streamlined with Outlook for Windows, it still falls short when it comes to basic compatibility with the operating system and standard integration practices with OS X (macOS). The only import options available are for importing Outlook data files, and nothing else. Even .csv importing would be a tremendous leap for us. Thanks!

                            15 votes
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                            • Ability to import Outlook for Mac 2016 contacts into Office 365

                              I currently have all of my contacts in Outlook for Mac 2016 (since upgrading my home O365 apps) and my company has purchased Office 365 for business. I wish to to import all of my contacts from Outlook for Mac 2016 into Office 365 but O365 does not support importing .olm files, nor does it support the import of the CSV file created when I export People from my personal O365 web version of contacts...

                              15 votes
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                              • make all calendars show when previewing a meeting slot

                                currently only default calendar is shown - would be good to be able to select other calendars as well so to be able to see if a meeting conflicts with both personal and business meetings.

                                15 votes
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                                • Add "Recall this message" function and support message recalls from Windows clients

                                  I'd like to be able to use my Outlook for Mac - Business votes for this feature better described herehttps://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/8012202-add-recall-this-message-function-and-support-mes

                                  "Add "Recall this message" function so that you can recall messages sent in error. Also support message recalls that are sent from Outlook for Windows users - at the moment message recalls just come through as an email but don't automatically remove unread emails like Outlook for Windows does."

                                  14 votes
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                                  • MSG and OFT File Support

                                    Add the ability to read Windows Outlook file formats like msg and oft automatically.

                                    13 votes
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                                    • Ability to attach documents from SharePoint on Outlook 2016 on Mac

                                      Ability to attach documents from SharePoint on Outlook 2016 on Mac

                                      13 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Show Sender's Address In Preview Pane

                                          In the inbox, show the sender's email address if the sender is not in Contacts. So much mail is unsolicited from sales people. With Entourage, you can see the sender's address. This allows the recipient to see the part after the @ such as abcxyz.com, then check out that company before opening unsolicited mail. Otherwise, the recipient must open unsolicited mail to find out what it's about. At that point, a pixel is sent back to the sender, telling them they have a live, possibly interested fish on the line, which results in a continuous flow of mail from that…

                                          13 votes
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