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  1. Ads

    I'm tiring of see ads in outllook, im my case on the right side of messages. If they can't be removed I am moving to gmail

    26 votes
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    55 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback, and for using Outlook.com.

    I just wanted to let you know that we do offer an Ad free experience of Outlook.com to all of our Office 365 subscribers. With the Office 365 subscription you get a wide range of benefits. This includes Skype calling, ability to install the Office client (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc), and finally ad free experience in Outlook.com

    Hope this helps

    David Los

  2. Email reminders in Beta are not visible

    Thank you for finally putting email reminders into the Beta version of Calendar :-) However, unfortunately the Beta version it doesn't allow me to see the existing email reminders - there is a blue hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on it. When I go from Beta back to Original calendar, I can see and edit the email reminders.

    41 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Ads

    I do not think ads should be able to track people they way you currently allow . Roger McNamee is right big tech is getting out of hand. Better opt out options are needed
    Thanks Terry

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    1 comment  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there – Thank you for using Outlook.com and for providing feedback. I did want to quickly let you know that there are a couple of options for our advertisments.

    1) We offer an ad free experience for our Office 365 subscribers. Not only do you get ad free, but you also get other benefits like the office apps, as well as additional storage on OneDrive.

    2) All ads that show up also have an ad choices icon. From there you are able to opt out of any targeting the ad providers use.

    Thanks

    David Los

  4. Spammy "Manage ad cookies" notifications

    "Manage add cookies" spam. Every 2-3 days I keep getting a pop-up from Outlook which resets my ad cookie settings and forces me to re-opt-out. Selecting it once should be enough...

    5 votes
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    14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Keep it simple.

    Email isn't for emojis & bright colors. Keep it clean and simple. There's too much noise everywhere else in the world.

    I use my personal email to communicate with friends and family. I don't need to be entertained and over stimulated by gimmicks. I just want to send a message and easily find the ones I've received.

    596 votes
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    61 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, I want to thank each and everyone of you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback on the new experience.

    I know that a few different topics got merged down into this suggestion, so I wanted to offer some broad guidance on how you might configure the new experience to get it to look more like what you want.

    Lets start off with the feedback about not wanting the bright colored circles, emojis, and joyful animations. All of these can be disabled. Click on the gear in the top right hand corner, this will load the quick setting pane. From here first disable the Sender Photos. This removes the colored circles with initials.

    Then continue to scroll down and select view all Options. In this options page select Compose and Reply. In this page look for Joyful animations. turning this off will eliminate the…

  6. 2,326 votes
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    244 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve now made it possible to block users in non-junk folders.

    Select one or more emails and click the “Junk” dropdown in the top menu bar → “Block”, or right-click on the email and select “Block”.

    Note: To block users in the Junk email folder, select the “Not junk” dropdown in the top menu bar → “Block”, or right-click on the email and select “Block”.

  7. Delete button moves when selecting emails

    When selecting an email via the check box, the "Delete" button moves and it's location is then occupied by the "Archive" button.
    The half second delay on this movement means I already have the mouse button over "delete", but as I click it moves and I end up archiving instead.

    47 votes
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    33 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Cannot Empty Other

    Cannot empty Other without checking each email individually. What is going on??

    5 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If you look to the left of the Focused/Other buttons, there is a gray circle with the check inside. If you click that button, you will select all messages in Other. Then you can use the Delete button in the triage bar (above the Focused/Other buttons) to delete all, or move all, etc.

    Hope this helps!

    Colin

  9. 47 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We have just released an option to switch to more saturated calendar colors in the new Outlook.

    If you would like to try out this experience, please click on the gear icon in the top right of your calendar module to access your settings, and toggle “Bold event colors”.

  10. Cannot see our corporate Logo in Signature (emai)

    When writing or replying to and email, I can no longer see our corporate logo in signature.

    16 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. I don't have a mobile phone, so I how can I verify without a code?

    I don't have a mobile phone, so I how can I verify without a code?

    14 votes
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    Completed  ·  60 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Can not move subfolder to a folder of the same level as inbox/drafts folder

    I have one subfolder and I cant move it to the root level (same level as inbox/junk email/draft/sent items)

    30 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can do this today!

    You can drag a subfolder to the top level folders and it will appear there. Alternatively, you can right click on a folder name and select “Move”. This will let you move the folder anywhere.

    We will look at updating the text to make it clearer.

    Colin

  13. Help Function is NON-Functioning

    The "?"/help function is not functioning at all. If you put in a word to search nothing happens. Now there is no way (or you buried it so people wont bother you) to email or call for help? Are you just trying to make people leave?!

    28 votes
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    27 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Beta not good for me

    The new version is not good because the many parameters and adjustable options of the old version have disappeared. I need to be able to set more than what is possible in the new version, as rules of messages, aliases, ....

    306 votes
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    56 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello – First off, I just wanted to thank everyone for responding and providing all of the valuable feedback. More importantly I also want to thank you for using Outlook.com.

    I did want to update everyone and let them know that we have re-introduced all of the options that were in the old experience. This took a bit of time, as we wanted to make sure we were designing simplified experiences for everyone.

    Please keep the great feedback coming!

    David Los

  15. add attendee

    There is no way to add someone to a meeting in the edit menu. Seriously?!?

    402 votes
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    173 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Why is blocking spam made difficult?

    It's almost impossible to manage spam and unwanted mail unless you are willing to spend a good deal of time searching around the programme and asking for help. No support in particular for blocking domain. Why? It should be made easy unless MS benefits from spammers activities?

    36 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey! You can right click on an email and “Mark as Junk” to mark an item as spam.

    If you think an email is a phishing attack, you can open the email and click on the … next to the reply actions in the top right corner. There, you can click “Mark as Phishing”.

    Hope this helps!

    Colin

  17. Want Classic Back too!

    The colors on Classic were dark and distinct. Every entry I made was categorized and I could easily tell an appt, from something related to my daughters school to a simple reminder. Now with Beta the colors are all muted, pastel and on some entries, don't even exist. Why would you change it? It looks weak. At least bring back the vibrant colors option.

    8 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We have just released an option to switch to more saturated calendar colors in the new Outlook.

    If you would like to try out this experience, please click on the gear icon in the top right of your calendar module to access your settings, and toggle “Bold event colors”.

  18. Why mess around with Calendar?

    New calendar can't send email reminders. I use Calendar to send myself email reminders of events. In the new Outlook version you took away the ability to click directly into the email reminder to change the date of the calendar event - which I complained about months ago with no response. Now you have messed it up even more, taking away the option to send myself email reminders of calendar events at all. A pop-up reminder on my lock screen is absolutely useless - I need to receive an email reminder as I have done for years. Why mess around…

    27 votes
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  19. Incorrect translation in french.

    There's a wrong translation for french in the spam folder. I guess english label to empty this folder is "Empty folder", which has been translated to "Dossier vide" (means "Folder IS empty").
    Correct translation is : "Vider le dossier"

    22 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Advanced search

    How do I do an advanced search in the beta? Specifically, how do I search by date?

    274 votes
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    166 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello – I just wanted to let you know that we have enabled search date ranges in the new Outlook.com experience.

    If you click into the search bar at the top of the screen, you will see a filter view in the right of the search box. If you click that you can see you can now enter date ranges.

    Hope this helps!

    David Los

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