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  1. 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.

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      • 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

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          • Tying Conversations Together

            There are often multiple e-mail feeds/conversations that come through for the same topic, issue, etc. It would be great to have the ability to tie the conversations together so that additional searches are not needed when a separate e-mail conversation is taking place regarding the same topic.

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            • Make the font (and size) for plain-text emails user-settable

              A lot of emails (especially automated emails from internal systems) are sent as "plain text".

              Right now these are displayed in tiny Times New Roman, which makes them hard to read, especially data that uses the monospaced nature of "plain text" for formatting, like lining up columns of data.

              Outlook for Mac should allow the user to select the font and size to be used when reading (as well as replying to!) plain text emails.

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              • allow "Send as Distribution Group", such as Outlook for Windows does.

                Outlook for Mac is not able to send out email as (or on-behalf) a Distribution Group, and always got error message with meaningless error code. However, Outlook for Windows is able to use a Distribution Group as the "From" to send out email long long time ago. This is a very important function for a team who facing users, for example Customer-Support Team or Operation Team.

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                • Allow images in appointments (or process HTML!)

                  Outlook 2016 Mac - the body of the appointment field is very limited in what types of information it will accept and/or process. Often the easiest way to drop in a large amount of information is to put an image. It can be dropped and/or pasted in. But when you try to save it, it says it can't store that type of object and doesn't save (although it helpfully offers to open the default profile folder location for me!?).

                  I've seen some crazy workarounds for this problem since Outlook 2011, and requests for this functionality since then as well. It…

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                  • add Read/Unread button to Touch Bar!

                    Make an email read/unread in one "smart" button is quite essential, rather than the current option to mark it using the menu bar or use to different keyboard shortcuts for that!
                    thanks

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                    • Attachment right click copy and paste

                      Right click copy and pasting attachments is a HUGE part of our business. When using a MacBook, resizing reading pane and the new message is so time consuming to use drag and drop.

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                      • Enable "Next after delete" option

                        Outlook for Windows has the ability to move to either the next oldest or the next newest message after deleting a message. Mac needs that capability. Currently you can only move to the next oldest message. If you have a large inbox, and like your current messages on top, it would be more convenient to start at the oldest message, and after you delete/move a message, for it to move up to the next newer message.

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                        • Should be able to decline future occurrences of a meeting without deleting all history of old instances

                          Should be able to decline future occurrences of a meeting without deleting all history of old instances or having the meeting creator change the entire series for everyone.

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                          • Need Outlook for Mac integrated with Sharepoint tasks

                            Need Outlook for Mac and Sharepoint task list working together

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                            • Enable SharePoint Approvals on Outlook for Mac

                              Larger organizations with either "self-hosted" or Office 365 service using SharePoint as their primary source to manage and share internal information are currently unable to approve SharePoint workflows using Outlook 2016 for Mac.

                              Please enable Outlook for Mac to Approve SharePoint Workflows.

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                              • Saved mail in Windows, Open in Outlook for Mac

                                Mail that is saved on the windows (.eml file) can not be opened in outlook for Mac. Make the file format inter changeble.

                                When those mails are stored for reference on sharepoint, Mac users can not read it.

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                                • Allow BCC on meeting invites

                                  Allow BCC on meeting invites (adding recipients as resources does not make the invitee list invisible to other invitees). Needed for OOO notifications.

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                                  • Add option to view tasks by start/due date on week/work week calendar views

                                    Feature already exists in Windows version of Outlook. Would love to see it come to the Mac version as well. It's helpful to see tasks by due/start date in the same view as the calendar.

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                                    • Add Subtasks!!!

                                      Ability to add subtasks nested under each parent task, that can be shown or hidden, and individually completed/checked.

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • Bring back customised categories

                                          In Mac Outlook 2011 we had the option to customise arrangements and could sort by category and then by date within that category. As a project manager this was very important and how I live day to day using Outlook. I'm highly disappointed to see this feature is not available in Outlook 2016. I would appreciate this feature being brought back and ASAP. As I'm sure many others feel the same.

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