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  1. Sync local contacts from 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…

    111 votes
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      1 comment  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Ribbon/Toolbar configurable

      The quick access toolbar and the ribbon bar need to be configurable.
      They contain buttons which are never used (e. g. "Print" – who prints out emails?!) or buttons are inconveniently placed.

      110 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.

        109 votes
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        • MSG and OFT File Support

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

          108 votes
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          • add mail to keep offline

            Outlook 2016 for Mac doesn't include the "Mail to keep offline" option of its Windows equivalent. This is a greatly missed feature.

            107 votes
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            • Allow Office 2016 for Mac to pass your enterprise login credentials from the OS of the Mac to Outlook 2016 for Mac client.

              I would like to know more about the inability to pass your enterprise login credentials from the OS of the Mac to the Outlook 2016 for Mac client. Specifically, can this be done? If so, how? If not, why not? This functionality exists for Windows and the related version of Office 2016 for Windows. When using this combination of software my enterprise login credentials are passed thru to Outlook. When I change my password the updated password is automatically passed thru to Outlook for Windows. When I change my password on my Mac the Outlook for Mac client prompts me…

              88 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.

                73 votes
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                • multiple language

                  working with multiple language in outlook for mac is a real nightmare. We are a global company dealing daily with email in at least 2 languages and often 3. For every single mail we write, since there is no smart language identification, we do need to write email, select the contact and go to language to switch the languages - which is ridiculous. Word detects the language in few words, and even writing an email on smartphone today has this feature.

                  68 votes
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                  • Office 365 Message Encryption (OME)

                    Provide OME Encryption function to the Permission button similar to Outlook on Windows.

                    62 votes
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                    • 60 votes
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                      • Limit offline - cached mail

                        Limit the amount of mail to keep offline, like in the PC version where we can set a date range. We constantly have problems with users with large mailboxes needing to resync giant mailboxes all the time. In the age of gmail, its crazy to tell people they need to wait to sync 40GB of email before Outlook will be usable... for the 2nd time this month

                        60 votes
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                        • Remove "From" field or remove send-as list

                          When you add a shared calendar to Outlook 2016, the calendar/person also appears in the "From" dropdown menu when composing a new email. This is confusing for many users.

                          58 votes
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                          • Allow preference be set to 'keep source formatting' when pasting

                            Presently copy/ paste replaces formatting with the destination styles. It would be very useful to be able to select 'keep source' as the default rather than the other way around.

                            54 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

                              51 votes
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                              • Add ability to disable or customize toolbar

                                As of 15.34 (170330) this is still not implemented. We NEED to be able to customize touchbar otherwise we cannot use Outlook as our email client. Emails are legal documents for many businesses and it's simply too easy to send emails prematurely with the send button in the touchbar. Thanks.

                                51 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  49 votes
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                                  • 47 votes
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                                    • Allow for customization of the Mac powerbook Touch Bar!

                                      I wish I could customize the Touch Bar for Outlook. Other applications allow for customization, so why not Outlook? It would be great if I could place the icons I use most, in a convenient location.
                                      Thanks!

                                      45 votes
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                                      • Add support for team calendars

                                        One of the biggest things I miss in Outlook 2016 for Mac vs the Windows version is that when I go into calendar view I don't see my team members, nor do I see a way to add them or anyone else in my organization.
                                        In Windows I can add individuals in my organization whose names then appear in the sidebar under the 2 months displayed (where the "categories" currently are in the Mac version). I can just check the boxes next to their names and their schedules show up next to mine. Makes it much easier to find free…

                                        45 votes
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                                        • Allow group by subject, sort by date, outside of conversations

                                          I would like to be able to select: arrange by subject, newest on top, show in groups. This would work just like arrange by conversations, newest on top, show in group, except it would work for messages that have the same subject but are not in a conversation.

                                          Here's the use case: my corp wiki sends me a message whenever a page I'm watching is updated. There's a lot of these. The subject is always: "[Wiki] title-of-the-page-that-was-updated". So when someone saves frequently while working on a page I get a lot of messages with the same subject, but they are…

                                          44 votes
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