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  1. holidays

    posting holidays

    3 votes
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  2. Outlook/Hotmail adding "folders" on its own to email?

    Where did this "Files" come from between my "Favorites" and my "Folders"? I don't need or want Word or Excel templates.

    15 votes
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  3. [Suggestion]:Website shows new email indicator incorrectly.

    Website shows new em ail indicator incorrect ly.

    2 votes
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  4. [Suggestion]:red not notification, but no new emails

    I keep getting the new email red dot notification, but no new emails. I also have notifitcations turned off so it shouldn't show up anyway. Would be great if somebody would actually do something about this.

    3 votes
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  5. Date format is ignored when displaying birthdays

    I chose in the outlook.com settings to show dates as 01/09/2021 for Sept 1st (European DD/MM/YYYY format). However, this setting does not appear to be applied when displaying the birthday of a contact - I see 8/1/1950 for someone who has their birthday on August 1st. When I edit the birthday, it shows correctly as August 1, but when in the normal view, it swaps the birthday to the US format MM/DD/YYYY

    3 votes
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  6. Emails going to Junk mail

    Emails go to Junk even when marked as not junk

    2 votes
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  7. I would like to disable the new edge browser preview from links from my email

    I would like to disable the new edge browser preview from links in my emails.

    6 votes
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  8. Terminology confusing on Move to and Copy to <folder name>

    "Move to" then changes to "copy to" and it is confusing as to the operation being performed. When you choose to "Move to" for an email, the pull down box then changes to "Copy to" <folder name> and it is confusing terminology. Is the email being moved to the new folder completely? Or is a copy being moved and the original left to clutter up the inbox as well? Since I don't see the email still in the inbox, it does appear to be acting as a Move but it is confusing terminology since Move means "move to new location…

    4 votes
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  9. Can I turn off the Editor?

    I would like to delete the editor

    1 vote
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  10. Rules set for junk email does not send them to deleted as set, with from, address includes and so on. it really really bugs me

    Make it so the rules set for from, address includes and so on. actually does just send them to deleted. all their slightly different addresses and ip numbers, go to the msg source and you see it is from the same sender. that is already in blocked and rule set to delete. does not happen. 6 plus years from the same ***** is just not on. block them at the source your side please

    3 votes
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  11. [Suggestion]:Computer-Generated Spamming e-mail Addresses

    There is obviously a computer generated spamming place for ,org.uk, which keeps changing the portion to random letters that are both upper and lower case. I keep blocking the full e-mail address, of course, but also going out to the junk settings and adding the **.org.uk. I have also added the org.uk to blocked/junk settings, but it hasn't helped. Could there PLEASE be a way to add .org.uk whenever this sort of phishing/spamming computer-generated service gets a hold of you e-mail address so it blocks whatever automatically generated e-mail address that follows the @ symbol?

    Otherwise, it is super frustrating…

    7 votes
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  12. Have a mail handler prompt like how gmail does it on the web so I can use the web to send mail

    I love how Gmail has a prompt to allow or not to open mail links and that is great.

    Outlook should as well since some computers or some people just dont' want to or install any app on the computer and just use the web. To make it more productive and less apping

    1 vote
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  13. I DONT WANT PREDICTIVE TEXT

    CAN I SWITCH OFF THE PREDICTIVE TEXT PLEASE PLEASE!!

    1 vote
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  14. turn off tab recommendations

    I want to be able to turn off the recommendations that come up as I write. I find they upset my train of thought and I want to be rid of them!

    1 vote
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. search

    Enable configuration to Move Search back to former location above the list of mail in selected folder.

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  17. 1 vote
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  18. dark mode issues

    The overall issue is darkmode is very hard to work with as a developer, until recently we could override certain things that were breaking but the recent update adds !important to the inlined styles so we can no longer fix the bugs it causes.

    A few of the bugs that we’re facing include...
    Light colours are adjusted but dark are not, leading to a lack of visual structure where contrast is being used.
    When dark text is applied to a light background image the text is made light but the background stays the same making it very hard to read …

    75 votes
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  19. Task Sidebar

    Please add the option to show your tasks on a sidebar on the email page, so you don't have to open a separate window to look at them.

    1 vote
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  20. Microsoft Editor Multilanguage

    Microsoft Editor Multilanguage

    1 vote
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