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  1. Not received email

    I have not received 2 validation emails from Live Journal blog. It may be held by an intermediary.

    10 votes
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  2. Allow reopening of emails after relaunch

    Allow outlook to reopen any emails left open from the previous session, so that upon launch, the emails left open are automatically reopened.

    Mail on MAC does this since forever...

    1 vote
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  3. Expand Window - Mailtips

    When there are two or more distributions lists with mail tips then they are not visible unless you expand the tips window. Users dont see the warning and dont expand the window to see what the additional information says.

    Is there anyway of expanding the window automatically?

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  4. Allow wild cards in group allow list

    Allow wild cards in group allow list, so that I can add a whole domain, or just allow all mail into a group.

    I would like a group I have to be the way the group interface with the world, not just with each other. So when we e-mail people they know its from all of us, not just me. Likewise, when they respond it goes to us all, not just me.

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  5. Option to Turn-off Junk folder or wildcard to white-list all internet

    Nearly all the emails I receive, like 90%, go into Junk folder, but no of them is actually Spam. And now it has started to be even worse. I want to Turn off Junk folder, completely. I don't get nearly any Spam - never. I don't need and don't want Junk folder. The folder never worked, at all. Or I need a wild card rule to white-list whole domain like .com. or whole internet like "".

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  6. GIF animal abuse

    I wrote you about this GIF https://media.giphy.com/media/48MM7VisgkKmk/giphy.gif.
    I think its animal abuse. Please remove it before

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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.

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  8. hoping to have the Received email editing feature back

    Wanna have the editing feature back for the received email. Its very inconvenient to change something in the detail by so.

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  9. Folders, when collapsed can hide important emails in child folders

    If you have a folder with several child folders where email gets auto-sorted into the child folder, it's extremely easy to miss this new/important emails if the parent folder in the left panel gets collapsed (which happens automatically if you enter outlook's web app through the app launcher) because the parent folder has ZERO indication that any of the folders nested within it have received any emails, while the hidden child folder entries do.

    I've missed several important time-sensitive emails as a result of parent folders getting collapsed without being noticed.

    3 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Need to be able to resize side bar and remove clutter

    We can no longer resize the side bar with the folder names and it takes up way too much real estate on the screen. Plus you've added a whole additional column that doesn't seem to be removeable. We should be able to customize the display to to get rid of all the unnecessary clutter. What a complete MESS you've made of the display with no way to remove all the noise. I actually l thought I'd accidentally turned on some "accessibility" display feature for the visually impaired.

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  12. Connected Accounts Two Way Sync Back To IMAP Mail Server

    Connected Accounts (Sync Email) should sync back to the original mail server, especially when connected over IMAP. At the moment it copy only email from IMAP to outlook.com.

    If I use POP, then it is possible to delete the email, but give me new problems with "send on behalf" with Office Outlook.

    2 votes
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  13. recover email account

    Make a deleted Hotmail or Outlook email account or address recoverable if deleted.

    1 vote
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  14. Attachments folder in hotmail needs to delete the attachment when the email is deleted.

    Attachments folder in hotmail needs to delete the attachment when the email is deleted. The attachment for a deleted email should never ever be retained without a specific request of the user.

    4 votes
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  15. No way to sign-out, no Help icon in Outlook.com (even after a couple of months)

    Sign-out and Help cannot be accessed in Outlook.com website in Mail and Calendar, except under People. Is this a bug? How do I sign out of Outlook.com?

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  16. Swipe gestures for mail

    Please add swipe gestures like the ones on Mail for Windows 10. This would make Outlook much nicer for touch-screen users. The gestures could be set to actions like archive, set flag, etc., etc.

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  17. Like Buttons

    Most people are bombarded with emails especially in large threads with several people. One of the emails I always feel like I need to send is a "Thank You" email, but i feel like it's so inconvenient to just add yet another unread email in people's inbox. I'd like to suggest "like" buttons similar to what facebook and linkedIn have where we could quickly acknowledge an email without actually sending a reply.

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  18. Option to disable auto-categorization on synced accounts

    Need option to turn off automatic categorization of email from synced accounts with the category equal to the email address. It is extremely annoying since the category names are so long and wide. We should be able to disable that.

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  19. Toolbars in Edge

    Why weren't the toolbars from the Microsoft homepage in Explorer -- which also carried to Outlook in Explorer -- retained for Edge? I have kept the Explorer browser available on my desktop simply because the Edge browser DOES NOT HAVE TOOLBARS ON THE HOMEPAGE OR FOR OUTLOOK FROM EDGE AND NO WAY TO ADD THEM!!!!!!! So when I want to/need to copy, paste, print or save anything from a browser webpage or from Outlook, I have to go to Explorer to do it -- what a pain in the butt. Why am I bothering with Edge at all? I am…

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  20. Cannot unPHISH an email that was marked PHISHING accidentally

    Accidentally marked an email as PHISHING, now I do no get any emails from them.

    I did the following:
    (1) find it in the Recover DELETED folder. Found the emails, restore them to my inbox. Still not getting any emails from them.
    (2) find them in the BLOCKED LIST, they are not there. I deleted every Block Rule but still no results.
    (3) Put them on the SAFE LIST. Still nothing.

    This PHISHING, BLOCK, BLOCK LIST, SAFE LIST features are not working.

    Tons of junk/phishing emails still get through. This happened about 2 years ago. Prior to that, my junk…

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