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  1. Infinite scroll makes it impossible to get to old emails

    Previous iterations of outlook.com have used pagination or viewport scrolling to allow me to accurately jump to any point in the middle of my inbox. The new layout, however, uses infinite scrolling, meaning that if I want to view a message more than a few days old, I have to scroll to the bottom, wait for a few messages to load, scroll to the bottom, wait for more messages to load, ad infinitum.

    In fact, I can't any way in the new inbox of jumping to a historical email. If I can remember that I received an email at the…

    3,605 votes
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      176 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • too much line-spacing

      cumbersome! I'd like to know how to reduce line-spacing among messages (as the previous version)

      1,059 votes
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        105 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Display Modes for Density or Compact

        isn't it possible to have more compact view? menus are taking lots of space in screen and way too annoying.

        4,913 votes
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          1283 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          First off, I want to thank everyone for providing feedback about spacing/whitespace/density controls. This is indeed something that we are evaluating and designing. At this time I don’t have an exact time frame for when this will be available, but we will keep this item updated as we progress with this work.

          Thanks again for the feedback, and for using Outlook.com. Keep the great feedback coming.

          David Los

        • Advanced search

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

          277 votes
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            162 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone,

            Thank you for using our product and thank you for letting us know your feedback. You can scope the date range by clicking on the “All folders” button on the right side of the search box today.

            We are working on a more powerful Advanced Search feature which will allow you to specify more scoping attributes. Please stay tuned.

            Thanks,
            Frank

          • Blocking selected senders

            Without opening any questionable messages, the "Block" feature previously available in the "Junk email" folder was good in that it displayed the email address ID for the selected message(s) before giving the option to confirm the "Block" request. This helpful option does no appear to be available any longer.

            53 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Delete malfunction / cant delete

              Cannot delete emails. Delete button does not function

              24 votes
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                23 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Set email reminders on events

                Please restore email reminder functionality to calendar! I rely on this to keep track of my schedule and I'm now using Google calendar because I can't get this Outlook.com beta to send me email reminders.

                196 votes
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                  117 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • delay sending email or undo send

                  Hi,

                  I'm surprise that this feature is not yet in Outlook. I would like the possibility to delay sending email to a specific time.

                  Thank you

                  427 votes
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                    287 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Today list on calendar month view missing

                    Love the email section

                    When using the beta calenadar, I no longer have today's calendar items on the right hand side on the month view.

                    I prefer month view and to see today's list.

                    99 votes
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                      49 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Expand Calendar Color Choices

                      The selection of colors for calendars is very limited, and the 9 choices given have several that look very similar. I would love more choices, or at least choices that are more distinct from each other.

                      102 votes
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                        27 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Safe Senders not permitting Domain addition.

                        Junk Email - Safe Senders: cannot add domain as stated in the info; only full email addresses work.

                        6 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Calendar: Option to turn events from email off not working

                          When I disable the checkbox next to "Automatically add events to my calendar from email" and click on "Save" afterwards, Outlook only retains the change for the current session (tried with Firefox and Chrome). As soon as I log off and log in to Outlook again, the option is enabled again, meaning lots of unwanted entries are being listed in my calendar. (Also I have no option to go back to pre-beta as it seems.)
                          It would be great if this change could be retained even after logging off. Many thanks!

                          9 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Block Sender Email Address Confirmation

                            when you click on block to block a sender, display the email address it's blocking and a yes/no option to confirm. this is on the existing

                            257 votes
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                              16 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • unable to disable anything

                              As a solution to some of your user's problems, you advise us to click on the gear on the upper right in order to load the setting pane. Then we can disable various functions. I'm unable to disable anything because the right side of the setting pane (where you can click to disable something) isn't visible-it's under-what do you call those things?-what you use to scroll up or down with. The right side of the setting pane used to be visible, but hasn't been for a while now.

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Searching is very difficult in mail software. It should search a persons mail/ subject/contents in all mails including archive

                                Searching is very difficult in mail software. It should search a persons mail/ subject/contents in the body of the mails. The search should include inbox as well as including archive mails.

                                169 votes
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                                  17 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thank you for your feedback. We are working on the Advanced Search feature which will bring the ability to search in any folder, search by subject, and etc. next month. We appreciate your patience and will let you know as soon as the feature is available.

                                • Bill reminders in my email

                                  Bill reminders in my email. Please don't send me bill reminders in my email. I don't need them. I don't want them in my email.

                                  1 vote
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                                    8 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Can't locate 'calendar publishing' option

                                    I cannot located the 'calendar publishing' option to obtain the URL to share ICAL file

                                    21 votes
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                                      15 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Save preffered sort order for contacts:

                                      Everytime I return to contacts, I have to change the filter to my preference.
                                      OneDrive has a feature that allows you to save your preferred sort order.
                                      That would be a great consistent use of the feature in outlook throughout.

                                      10 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please add search folders

                                        I use massively search folders on Outlook client, I would like retrieve them on the web client.

                                        30 votes
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                                          21 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          I want to thanks everyone for providing feedback so that we can make Outlook.com better.

                                          The folder scopes that are available is limited today but you can still access them via the “All folders” button on the right side of the search box. You can also select a folder in the left pane first before you search. That will scope the search to just that folder.

                                          We are working to improve the Advanced Search function which will allow you to scope your search to any folders. We will let you know when the feature is available.

                                          Thanks!

                                        • Replay option

                                          If you want to write a second email to a receiver from the previous sent and select the "Replay" option from the "Sent mail" folder......the new mail is set to be sent to yourself instead to the real receiver. You have to select "Replay to all" to find the desired receiver in the "To" field.

                                          Please restore the classic function of the "Replay" option.

                                          28 votes
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