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Please vote on ideas you like. If you have a new idea that hasn’t been submitted by anyone else, submit it. If you have many ideas, submit them separately. This will help us decide what to build next.

We’ll reply to top issues, and will consider other suggestions as well. Thanks for trying the beta!

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  1. 664 votes
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    383 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  2. Blocked emails going into deleted box

    blocked mail going into deleted box when it was deleted on blocking

    8 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Love Dark Mode

    Its fantastic to use dark mode for outlook mail and I hope that you will provide dark mode to other services such as One drive, One note and tasks etc

    382 votes
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  4. Conversation view settings: disable conversation view or enable item view

    I like the look of the new beta, however I wish there was an option to turn off conversation view (i.e. all replies stacked in a single thread). Depending on how you use email, it can be really helpful to have all emails listed individually.

    9,817 votes
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    1156 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    December 2017: Thanks for your patience and continued use of the Outlook.com beta! We roll out new improvements every week, and are elated to announce that a recent update opened up this feature to you! You now can turn off Conversation View and show each item in your message list as its own entry. To do so, use the Settings (gear-shaped button) menu.

    We will continue to make other improvements to the Outlook.com beta experience; thanks for your support!

  5. Inbox Rules need to allow for all kinds of triggers and actions

    Example: Mail rules currently cannot forward mail.

    I need to be able to do more than move to a folder.

    3,732 votes
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    304 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for trying the Outlook.com beta! We’re glad to inform that we’ve released an update for inbox rules that allow for all sorts of combinations in settings.

    To create an advanced rule, either:
    1) Right-click on an email
    2) Click “Create rule”
    3) Click “More options”
    4) Create away!

    OR

    1) Click the settings gear icon in the top right
    2) Click “View full settings”
    3) Click “Rules”
    4) Click “Add new rule”
    5) Create away!

  6. Problem with Subscriptions.

    I unsubscribed individually from dozens of subscriptions in my subscriptions list that I never subscribed to. It took me more than 30 minutes because of the lack of a bulk select button.

    I still cannot unsubscribe from VictoriaHearts 1xwww.gdn or several other craps in my subscriptions list.

    Please stop adding to my subscriptions list without my prior approvasl. I did not subscribe to that .

    Please let me bulk edit my subscriptions list and select which to block after unsubscribing.

    I also could not select by page the dozens of bounceback emails that I received upon unsubscribing.

    77 votes
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    68 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey all! I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing these problems. Outlook does not subscribe you to any subscription emails, so these emails are from other senders who have your email address.

    We do allow you to bulk-select your messages.. above all your emails at the top, there is a gray circle with a check inside it. Click this circle and it will turn blue, and you will select all emails in the folder that you are currently in. See the attached photo for more details.

    You should be able to unsubscribe to these individually by clicking a link on each unwanted email. Alternatively, you can block the sender in settings by going to Mail > Junk email > Block Senders. https://outlook-sdf.office.com/mail/options/mail/junkEmail

    We’ll also be releasing a feature soon which will let you manage all of your subscriptions from inside your Outlook.com account… Stay on the lookout!

    Colin

  7. 205 votes
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    99 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Automatically Block Entire Domain if 3 or More Emails Blocked w/Same Domain

    Automatically block an entire email domain if a user has blocked three or more email addresses of the same domain.

    (excluding major domains like Gmail, Live, Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc)

    Example:
    adfaqxamafe@uniquedomain.com
    iuyw@uniquedomain.com

    If necessary, include a setting to disable/enable this rule.

    24 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Focused and Other - Get Rid Of!

    I want one inbox - I didn't ask for two. The other and focused options are so screwed up and annoying; I cannot even imagine why this was done. Most of the time I am getting focused emails in my other and other emails in my focused. How do your algorithms even sort or decide which is which? And why are you deciding? It is my inbox!

    1,858 votes
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    327 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off – I want to thank each and every one of your for trying the Outlook.com beta. Also for spending the time to offer and vote on all of the feedback.

    I wanted to make sure that we let you all know that we did add some more controls around the Focused/Other inboxes. This includes allowing you to decide if you want it on or off.

    We also fixed some bugs to make sure that it keeps your desired setting after you login/log out

    To Control Focused Other Do the following:

    1) Login to your account and make sure you are in the Beta
    2) In the top right hand corner there is a little Gear Icon, click on it.
    3) This opens the quick settings pane. From here you can disable Focused/Other, as well as other features like Conversation View, and the reading Pane.

    Also, as you click…

  10. Fix bug of Outlook.live.com page refreshing every second

    Outlook.live.com page refreshing every second bug. no chrome extensions loaded at all. have to close chrome and open it back up again for normal function.

    2 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Performance/Speed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Previewing attachments

    New way of previewing attachments doesn't display them properly, half the page is off the screen.

    25 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Calendar events only display as dots on the date of the event; there is no event description

    Events on the calendar do not appear as text, only as several dots.

    114 votes
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    59 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Ads take up too much space

    I also have an Office 365 Home subscription... can that remove ads for me?

    6,333 votes
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    830 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Update January 2018:

    We have confirmed that all users whose email addresses have an Office 365 subscription attached to it are getting the ad-free Outlook.com experience. We encourage anyone who would like the ad-free Outlook.com experience to sign up for an Office 365 subscription, which comes with a plethora of additional perks and benefits.

    In addition to this, users who would like to have a larger reading surface may find the Reading Pane Off/Hidden mode more preferable. This setting may be found in the Quick Settings panel, under Reading Pane > Hide.

  14. Blocking e mails by domain and sender should be quick and easy-its not. Please put the 2 options together, ie block send and or domain.

    Blocking domain and sender should be quick and easy-its not. Please put the 2 options together, ie block send and or domain.

    24 votes
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  15. 693 votes
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    104 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

  16. Bulk delete of subscriptions

    unsubscribing from subscriptions. It would be good to have the ability to unsubscribe from multiple subscriptions, especially when they were added through a junk email. Also, removing any subscription automatically that is linked to a junk email would be great.

    32 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey, thanks for your feedback!

    You can already do this! Open the settings page by clicking on the gear in the header. Then search “subscriptions” in the settings pane search bar. Then click on “Subscriptions”, and it will show you a list of all the senders who you have a subscription to. (Please note: Microsoft does NOT sign you up for any of these subscriptions. We are just showing you which subscriptions you’ve been added to already, usually because you gave your email to a site online).

    You can then unsubscribe from any of those emails using the subscriptions manager!

  17. Dark theme/mode for the phone app?

    Dark theme/mode for the phone app?

    30 votes
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  18. 6,237 votes
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  19. Make it less cluttered

    I didnt like it. I don't like how much more difficult this is getting to navigate and cluttered it is. I miss hotmail. Simple. Effective. You can see the emails, organize them, get to them. Same with your contacts thats ALL that an email service is supposed to do, all that we need it to do.

    1,711 votes
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    203 comments  ·  Chat  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, I just want to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time and providing feedback on the new Outlook.com experience. I totally appreciate that updates can often be frustrating when things change. I also want to thank everyone that has provided feedback over the course of the Beta to ensure that we address feedback.

    With that being said, I do want to offer some types/advice on some options that you can select to get a view that is more in line with the old experience. This includes turning off the Colored bubbles :)

    First click on the Gear in the top right hand corner. This will load the Quick Settings Pane. This pane includes all of the key features that are likely different between the old experience and the new experience.

    To get a view that is similar to the old view I would turn off…

  20. Multiple Email Reminder

    Please add Multiple Email Reminder option while booking an event - this was always there in your old design/format.

    74 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey everyone, we actually support email reminders in the new version of Outlook!

    First, click on the calendar event to open it up. Then you will see a bell that says “Remind me:”. Click on “Remind me:” to open the reminder option menu. In order to add an email reminder, scroll to the bottom of that menu and click on “Add email reminder”, You can then add as many email reminders as you want!

    Colin

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