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  1. Folder message list display

    When messages are moved from "Sent" to a different folder, it would be helpful if the recipient rather than the sender was displayed in the folder directory.

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  2. Double clicking on the "Junk Email" folder should bring the menu buttons on top to the way they were before.

    Double clicking on the "Junk Email" folder should bring the menu buttons on top to the way they were before. In the old version, if you were checking your "Junk Email" folder to see if there was something in there that is hot junk, would change the top menu "Empty folder" button to just the "Delete" button, which it should since you now have either a selected or open mail. And, if you "single clicked the "Junk Email" folder button it close an open mail and still keep it highlighted in the folder. But, again in the old version, if…

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  3. folders access

    outlook is very frustrating to use - very. Your ad covering up list of folders is truly annoying.

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  4. query

    I got an email from my own email address saying my mailbox being hacked. Isn't true and what to do?

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    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  5. Mail sort by date - NOT

    Mail sorted by date but does not sort appropriately. Showing one day after 2 other days right in the middle. i.e. Tues, Thurs, Tues.

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  6. Send text messages to phone by email

    Send text messages to phone by email

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  7. Outlook does not resize properly

    Outlook does not resize properly - I move between a laptop docking station with two screens (plus the laptop screen) and just the laptop screen when at meetings. Outlook (O365 subscription) on Edge resizes properly to the reduced laptop screen size when in meetings, but when I redock the laptop and am back on the 22" monitors, the Outlook screen is still at the lower-resolution size and does not work correctly. I have to click on the Edge 'intermediate' screen size (Restore Down) and then back to Maximize in order for Outlook to correctly resize and the Outlook screen to…

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  8. Useless tags on emails

    The tags on parts of an email are very distracting, and don't go away as you
    go to a different email. they are useless.

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  9. Congratulations effect!

    Love the fireworks effect for emails that have 'congratulations' in, really nice touch!

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  10. Items of the left sidebar keeps changing the order

    Don't unpin items of the sidebar like Inbox, Archived, Drafts etc. They keep changing the order frequently and this affects the usability in a negative way. If the user mark any items with star, don't let automatically unmark it.

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  11. Organizing Folders

    Why can't you make a subfolder a regular folder without making it a favorite? Your fix of making a new folder and transferring all the emails doesn't work, it there are too many emails it isn't allowed

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  12. Deleting mail

    Sometimes selecting mail to delete will allow me to simply delete. Other times, I get a popup. What is going on?

    This is very inconsistent. That is, sometimes I do not get a popup and my delete happens as desired. Other times I do get a popup. I'm sure there is some pattern that I have not yet learned, but when I click "Delete" I don't need a popup asking me if I am sure!!!

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  13. OUTLOOK ERROR DETECTED: ASCII SPECIAL CHARACTERS NOT SURVIVING PLAIN TEXT ENTRY/SENDING OF EMAIL

    ____________________________8:23pmEST_Sunday_23_December_2018______
    OUTLOOK ASCII PLAIN TEXT ERROR:
    During Plain Text typing in "New Message"/"Reply Message"/"Forward Message" ASCII special characters being unnecessarily translated prior to dispatch from OUTLOOK.
    ____________________________8:23pmEST_Sunday_23_December_2018______

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  14. Uploading pictures

    Thanks for re- establishing the pictures
    icon, I can now upload photos wihout problem

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  15. Shortcut for onedrive file.

    Shortcut for frequently edited one drive file in outlook, I frequently edit one file on one drive, but each time i have to open one drive for this. Please make way to pin it on my outlook dashboard.

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  16. Undelivered

    Many undelivered emails

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  17. New email

    I was able to do a new email with attachment today. Thanks so much. When I get reply I will attempt to reply back and all of my issues will be resolved.

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  18. Misc

    When I try to reply, the cursor doesn't seem to go to correct location. When I click on email, a new popup screen appears on the upper left hand corner of screen which is not convenient to read. Please, doesn't anyone check the new versions with the average user before publishing?

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  19. Internet Explorer 11, in Outlook.Live not showing "Account Button", on free account.

    Tried to use Outlook.com for Internet Explorer 11 with my free account, and about 2 days ago, the "Account" button is now gone, There is no way to log out now. It is there for the pay version, but when I log into my free account, I have to delete all my passwords from Explorer to get logged out from Outlook. It works fine on Google Chrome, just not on Internet Explorer 11, with the free account, very odd.

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  20. Flags

    This is VERY obnoxious!!!!!
    I read an email, then I want to flag it (only have red option, which sucks). Once I open an email, and decide I want to put a flag on it, I get an error message, that I can't flag it, since it had been opened/read. Then I have to delete about 10 messages, before Outlook "forgets" that rule, and then I can go back and flag it. A decade of more ago, We could flag emails after we opened them, and this horrible "rule" makes me angry every time I use Outlook. And, it is…

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