Annoying colorful circles near the emails
Keep the old look
Thanks for the feedback! The colorful circles are what we call Sender Images. If you have a photo for that contact, it will be displayed when you have an email from them. When you don’t have a photo the circles are filled in with color and the initials of the sender.
Now I totally understand that you don’t like them! I know not everyone enjoys every feature we introduce, however we do offer flexibility by disabling them if you don’t like them.
To turn these off do the following:
1) Click on the Gear in the upper right hand corner
2) In the Quick Settings Pane that opened look for Sender Photos
3) You can enable or disable the Sender photos right there.
Thanks for the feedback, and please keep it coming!
geoff Gregory commented
I tried the Beta but didn't like the layout. When I found that it doesn't currently enable you to recover or purge deleted files..and to do so you have to revert to the existing version..I decided to stick with the existing version. Problem is that now none of the drop down menus work anymore. Why are you messing with the existing version now. Is it an attempt to force us into switching to Beta. Not happy.
Scott Maddock commented
You're trying to be too fancy. I want a clean grown-up interface that assumes I know what I want.
What has happened to my good old faithful E Mail system? This new mess has appeared without my approval.
I don't care for the new e-mail page [beta]. I want it back the way it was, everything [writing] seems smaller and when you open the e-mails they seem bunched up small hard to read...You evidently don't consider there are older people on the computer too...
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this new mall suxs I have to google to learn how to send a email
I HATE this new format, NOT user friendly. I am having a real hard time navigating this. Why is my e-mail now coming up as NOT SECURE? This has only been since I switched to this format. Please make your site, my site secure or I will use another e-mail provider. Thank you
Outlook has become very confusing and I will avoid using it from now on. Why do I need to click an icon (3 dots) to see an email someone has forwarded to me? And why would I know I need to click those 3 dots in the first place? It doesn't make sense and you have complicated something that was simple and easy to use before. I also dislike the separation of Focused and other mail. Please leave all mail in one place. I feel that Outlook is an unnecessarily confusing mess now. I have already given feedback about this but finding it so frustrating to use now that I am giving it again. Set up the mail in descending historical order so that when I am replying to an email, the email I'm replying to is below the one I am composing. Thank you.
Make it more user friendly and where you can actually click and "open" your email to read!!! Not having the option to do so, makes it challenging reading it only in the window pane.
Hi - I'm really having trouble with the new layout - it won't let me scroll down any emails or down any folders / my inbox? I'd quite like it to go back to how it was before as when I search for old emails it groups them really unhelpfully... is there a way to do this?
The new outlook layout is just horrible. It is impossible to go through the emails with a quick glance. It is impossible to read and write because it breaks the continuity of a text. Haven't anyone consulted experts when designing this incredibly useless layout. I have been using hotmail for years now. I will convert to gmail.!!!!
Hotmail is really screwed up. WTF is going on there?
When I want to edit a body of an email, and I am somewhere in the middle of it and want to split a paragraph, I hit enter to drop the sentence down to break the paragraph the cursor drops down to the bottom of the page.
I tried to hit enter and shift at the same time, and the same thing happens.
I hit enter and control, and the entire email disappeared. I looked for it and can't find it. It looks like it was totally deleted. WTF!
This is insanity!
Is there anyone with any useful intelligence left at MS?
And even on this third party Uservoice?
All of you need to find a useful brain and get these problems fixed.
It has never been so bad.
M. LeBel commented
This is a terrible new configuration which I HADN'T asked for. I can't even reply to an email. I can't even read my entire inbox. Nor find a send buutton after I've managed to reply to the first one I've managed to stabilize. What utter poppycock and WASTE of time. Who gives you the right. Must be that you'd like old clients to just get fed up and abandon good old Hotmail. Pathetic surreptitious micromanaging on your part.
I dislike the Outlook beta program. I want to uninstall it. How do I do it?
You have a lot of work to do. Beta email hangs up, doesn't show the BCC in the email you send, you cannot search by name for the contacts in the email contacts, etc.
I hate this format why change something that worked do well. Constant change is not always a good thing. In this case its harder
Why did my Hotmail account all of a sudden go to a new format with Outlook?
Linda Ryder commented
One look and I want to go back. Why should it take FOUR lines to display an email. Geez.
Beta is just pure rubbish. I didn't ask for it and yet I can't get out of it. It is unintuitive, confusing, overcomplicated and was obviously designed on a Friday afternoon when someone in the office was bored and wanted to mess everyone around. I'm all for new ideas but this is comes nowhere near.
harold jones commented
I do not like your new email , so until you simply it
I do not like your new email. I will no longer use live.com for my email