don't bucket emails by today, yesterday, day, week, month, or provide an option to turn it off
Update 9/19/2017: You can now turn this off in the settings. Thanks for using the Outlook.com beta! We hope you like it.
Inbox view: Do NOT want emails grouped ("yesterday", "This Month", etc)
Billy Carson commented
How do you turn off yesterdays e-mail that you deleted yesterday from coming back on todays e-mail inbox? I'm sick and tired of playing games with you on my e-mail. I had Hotmail for 20 plus years and never had a problem with it. Did you get some hot shot out of college to setup outlook with yesterdays mail and todays mail with no way I can find to stop it?
I would like emails separated into pages instead of a never-ending list
The inbox looks so messy now. It used to be designed so well. The more you "improve" it, the worse it gets. Don't need the headings "today" and "yesterday". We can read the dates on the right. It's too busy looking now.
I don't love the bolded "yesterday" "this month" etc because they're perfectly in line with messages so they just look like new messages I need to read. It's visually distracting/annoying, and I don't need to know that these are this week's messages, these are last month's, etc.
Settings>View all Outlook Settings>Mail>Layout>Date Headers>Don't show date headers in message list>Save
Refresh the page.
Tim Lambert commented
Get rid of "Yesterday"
Stephanie R commented
Has this issue been resolved? I can not seem to find out how to stop the view sorting by months/category
NOT have emails grouped according to MICROSOFT'S wishes spaced out into 'today', 'yesterday' etc. which is how this ridiculous new 'Beta' (in reality 'worsa') version is - and which, judging by the volume of complaints, nobody wants. Yet you refuse to allow us to return to Classic, which everyone seemed to like.
.Yet again Microsoft doesn't listen and is clearly actively seeking to lose customers. What an utterly stupid, bizarre way to run a company. You simply don't deserve to have any customers.
I really do not like your new design. I really hate the icons for each message. They are distracting and useless. Separating by day and month is also distracting.
cuc tu commented
I don't like my emails grouped in days and months. You changed that without my desire and I don't like it. I don't like surprises either. Oh, surprise, the email right now is not grouped, because I touched feedback. LOL!!! Great UI MS!
Get rid of Focused/Other function, it doesn't work properly, especially as you are the ones who chose what is focused. Stupid and confusing. Also confusing is the normal view - the non focused/other view (which I always switch it back to when you try and force me to use that stupid focused view). Even the normal view you have changed and separated it out into today, yesterday etc. which I don't like. Stop making these stupid little changes that just make it harder for me to read my mail!
Cannot receive email sent from my iPhone. I do not need little symbols by incoming mail and I do not like how you separated the email with this month, yesterday, etc.
Anyway to get a normal email anymore. Hate this Focused/Other This month, that month?
ugly and way too colorful - JUST GIVE ME MY EMAIL WITH NO SPLIT BY DATE AND NO COLORS
Jan VH Luthman commented
Have a look at the blue bar at the top of your Outlook page. At the right-hand end, there are six symbols – if you hover your cursor over each one in turn, each one will identify itself.
The third symbol looks like a small cogwheel – that’s ‘Settings’.
Left-click on the Settings symbol – that opens a drop-down menu of settings options that are pretty much self-explanatory.
At the bottom, there is a final option ‘View All Outlook Settings’ - left-click on that and you open up a new page of settings.
The top one is ‘Layout’ and ‘Focused Inbox’ – this has two options ‘Sort Messages’ and ‘Don’t Sort Messages’
There are loads more options – have fun trying them out. It’s amazing how much stress you can take out of your life 😊
WHERE are the SETTINGS then please? WE DO NOT SEE TO SEE THIS separation into day, yesterday, month .. WE ARE NOT STUPID ...
ANOTHER HORRIBLE CHANGE.
WE DO NOT NEED TO SEE 'today' 'yesterday' or 'november' as captions in our emails. WE ARE NOT STUPID. THIS IS DISTRACTING.
Sheri O'Reilly commented
Take off the ******* heading in my email!!!!
Do we look like complete IDIOTS that can't read the date on each line?????
If you are going to add ****, at least give us the option to undo or turn it off!!!
AND, I did NOT ask for my suggestion to be merged here. Above it says "COMPLETED". UHM, it's not. So you merged my feedback with another that is FINISHED??? Thanks!
I would like to turn off the Yesterday, This Month, October. \Just take up space and not necessary.