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  1. Location of the trash symbol / Delete Button: Can click this accidentally

    the trash symbol for deleting an email is on a very inconvenient place, as you easily click this accidently when you want to see the content of the email.

    2,036 votes
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      160 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for your feedback! We are looking into alternative placements for these actions based on all the feedback around people accidentally clicking them.

      Note that if you want to remove these actions altogether, please:
      - Go to Settings (top right gear icon)
      - Click “View all Outlook settings”
      - Select “Mail” > “Customize actions”
      - Under “Quick actions” deselect (or select those you want to keep) all actions.

    • Deleted items re-appearing

      Getting really sixk of deleting emails only to have them reappear multiple times.

      310 votes
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        398 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for submitting feedback on this issue. We are actively investigating what may be occurring here and plan to address this issue as quickly as possible. Whenever possible, please also include your browser and browser version so we can better isolate the problem. Thanks for your continued help!

      • When scrolling through mail it is auto jumping back to top of the page

        When scrolling down through emails it keeps randomly returning to the top of the list. When scrolling through older emails and having to wait for them to load into the list it is frustrating to have to go back down and wait each time for them to load.

        771 votes
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          313 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We’ve since made more progress with our investigation and have a hunch for what the issue is. It seems that it is a lot easier to run into the problem using Firefox than using a different browser, although the problem could affect any browser.

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          We’ve heard multiple reports of this bad behavior on Firefox and are investigating. We’ve not heard any similar reports on other browsers, so that might be a possible alternative for now, while we work on resolving the real issue.

          Apologies.

        • Hard to tell between read and unread messages

          I liked some of the ideas being used in beta, but I hate the new layout! I found it far less readable. It was more difficult to differentiate between read and unread messages quickly. I'd love the option to change the layout to what I prefer. It was enough to make me opt out.

          2,685 votes
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            251 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for your feedback on the Outlook.com beta. For the layout, if you prefer a layout with the reading pane off (you look at a full screen list of messages until you click on email email) in the beta you can click on settings and switch reading pane off. It will be on the first settings pane. For the read/unread feedback, we will continue to monitor this to make sure we strike the right balance.

          • Restore ability to create alias with hotmail.com -domain

            Years ago it was possible existing users to create alias with "hotmail.com"- or "outlook.com" -domain. Now it's only possible to create alias with "outlook.com"-domain.

            However new users (becoming Microsoft Account users) can choose their first email address between "hotmail.com" or "outlook.com" domains. I think this is unfair!

            Please, give existing users ability to create new aliases with "hotmail.com" -domain so users can choose between "outlook.com" or "hotmail.com" -domains.

            92 votes
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            • Please allow us to get rid of this 'Conversation History' folder. I have no use for it and it just takes up space.

              Allow us to remove the 'Conversation History' folder. I have no use for this and never will. Please allow us to delete it.

              656 votes
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                216 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to change default font and size

                I want the ability to change the default font in the beta, and also change the font size.

                637 votes
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                  110 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How to block emails send from my own email address

                  Block emails suposidly sent from my email but were junk from others. They show up in junk but can they not be automaticly blocked. I could live with never sending myself a hotmail email.

                  441 votes
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                    274 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Folders list should be "tighter"...

                    Folders list should be "tighter"... **less space** between folder names -- so see more at a glance, not need to scroll down

                    609 votes
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                      25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Print calendar missing

                      We would like to print the calendar for any range of dates and list all of the scheduled events date and time etc

                      141 votes
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                        39 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Have a refresh function

                        There used to be an option in settings to 'refresh' the email. This should be reinstated. Often email comes in and I get an alert but it doesn't show up in my emails for 5-10 mins. I have to refresh the whole browser window, which is not optimal - there should be an email refresh button. BTW, 'refresh' is the 2nd or 3rd most prominent button on Gmail which should tell you something

                        484 votes
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                          87 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Switch between accounts

                          I have 2 Outlook.com accounts, 1 Office365 account, and 1 Gmail account I'd like to access through Outlook.com. Please allow me to switch easily between these accounts. I should be able to log in once, and link all of these together, and then switch between them easily. Currently I need to sign out and sign in to switch.

                          360 votes
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                            66 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • deleting photos

                            When looking at the photos, it would be VERY helpful if I could DELETE some pictures after selection. If this means deleting the containing emails then that's great. There seems to be no other way to do this other than painstakingly opening up each individual email for deletion. I think this functionality would add a great deal to your new Photos feature, Cheers!

                            131 votes
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                            • I am unable to delete contact: Make the Delete button in Contacts actually do something. I want to delete old contacts but can't

                              It would seem a good idea if the Delete button inthe contacts list actually allowed you to delete contacts that are no longer required.

                              40 votes
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                                50 comments  ·  Chat  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Copy email to folder

                                In the non-Beta version, I can write an email then go to my Sent folder, find the email and copy it to several folders. Or I receive an email that I want to copy in several folders. I can't find this feature in the Beta.

                                Example - I write 3 brothers. I have a folder for each brother and want to keep a copy in each folder. I want to copy the email from the sent folder to each of the folders.

                                Thanks!

                                115 votes
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                                  68 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Quick Steps or Quick Actions

                                  On outlook 2016 I have set up a quick action where I can create a calendar or task directly from an email, copying all the content of the email to the event/task details. Could this be implemented onto the site ?

                                  114 votes
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                                    24 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • If folder is marked as favorite, don't show it second time under favorites

                                    As title says, don't show folder two times (in favorites section at the top and below) if it's marked as favorite

                                    121 votes
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                                      12 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show total number of items in folder (like in desktop Outlook)

                                      In Outlook 2010 and later, users can choose to display the total number of items in each folder (rather than the number of unread items). Please add this feature.

                                      112 votes
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                                        18 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Using the Select All selects flagged/pinned it did not do that in previous version

                                        using the "select all" selects flagged/pinned it did not do that in previous version

                                        81 votes
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                                          51 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New feedback

                                          Can you have an auto dark mode , so by sunset I want to change to darkmode automatically, and then turn it off by sunrise.

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