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!
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 on the settings in the Quick Settings you should see your screen update. This should help you ensure you are configuring your setup exactly the way you like.
Hope this helps, and thanks for all of the feedback!
Please get rid of "focused" and "Other" They are terrible additions. Please get rid of the split screen. PLEASE MAKE THE OUTLOOK WEB AND WIN10 APPS LIKE THE ANDROID APP.
I want rid of 'Focused' and 'Other' - simple as! Who are you to decide what emails are important?!
I do not understand why there are two sections called "Focused" and "Other". They don't really help. Also, outlook keeps sending some important emails, including emails from Microsoft themselves, to junk folder for no reason. The email opens like a small preview on the right and you cannot even zoom in or out of it. It is really annoying. One more thing is how outlook does not automatically detect that I read the e-mail already, that I have to manually mark it as read. Need a lot of improvements here.
I just want to see all of my emails with the newest at the top. Don't choose focused or other for me. You are hiding emails from me.
I haven't found quite practical splitting the inbox into Focused/Other. :(
I can never see all of my emails anymore and am missing important information. please tell me how to get rid of the focused/other opton and go back to being able to see all my emails again please
I absolutely hated the "Focused" email versus just having an inbox I was hoping this beta version would not have it. Please let me choose what I want to focus on
Do not like the focused/other inbox. It still seems pretty random to me which emails are in which inbox. It also makes it difficult to see which emails are new and not.
now you are asking me other stuff I just want simplicity...you are complicating my thinking and life
Two Inboxes listed in Left side window. Has nothing to do with Focused & Other
The Focused/Other toggle switch is really confusing...still not sure how it's filtering. Also, the reply-to and forward buttons should be together with the other buttons (e.g., delete, archive, etc.)...had to search for them.
Kelli Skrehot commented
I just want ONE mailbox that ALL mail comes into ....PERIOD!
let consumer choose what is focused and what s not
Please merge the "focused" and "other" tabs into one inbox. I cant find my emails anymore and am constantly switching back and forth searching for emails. Its absolutely not helpful and frustrating.
Shannon Ralkie commented
Agree - both are now just junk mail folders making it hard to find actual emails now.
I would like to decide which sender go into "focused" and "other"
Better yet, I would like to be able to title my own folders and decide
who goes in each one. Would like at least 4 options.
Please make this a toggleable thing. I prefer the current way with just a list of emails. The preview takes up way too much space.
And please merge Focused and Other tabs.
This is getting ridiculous...
first, GET RID of the focused inbox. That's a dumpster fire wrapped in train wreck. Please. Just get rid of it.
Second, why won't emails delete now? I delete them...and they don't delete. wth?
I have two (2) @live.com email accounts. One works perfectly; the other is a wreck. Makes no sense to me why...isn't it the same platform and structure?
I don't know..I just want the one fixed or I'm getting rid of outlook entirely and will move to something reliable.
I don't like the focused/other option to filter emails. I don't see any pattern to what goes where. I have set up my own filters and folders, so I really don't have need for an automatic one that I don't know what it does. Can we please be able to turn this off?
The other button is not practical at all, it has literally costed me money by hiding things, I just want to see my whole inbox. I dont need a focus button and I dont need an other button, I think everyone would agree.