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  1. Can't see my avatar anymore. Replaced by initals.

    Can't see my avatar anymore. Replaced by initals.

    12 votes
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    Under review  ·  21 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Hide some sensitive informations in our account (outlook.com)

    I propose to hide the date when we changed our password. Because this is considered as a sensitive information. Sometimes people forget to log out of their account at work or school, and the next person who will use the computer will be able to access to their mailbox and view their personal informations, such the date the password was changed. Some persons I know have lost their account because of that and the malicious person contacted the support and provided them the date when the password was changed (in addition to other personal informations) to make it look like…

    12 votes
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  3. Account recovery

    Please expand the account recovery form to include more questions, & thus more chance to recover an old account. Questions like "(apprimately) when was the account made", "(appr.) when did you last login", "from which email accounts did you receive emails" and "to which accounts was your email linked" would be helpful. I know the last two are less reliable, but maybe make them 'weigh' less importance to compensate. And maybe allow for a 5~10% window on the "when" questions if theyre more than 2 months ago.
    Lastly, it would be really nice if it were possible to speak to…

    7 votes
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  4. Spell check in Outlook

    Spell check used to be available in other ealier Outlook versions. Why not now?

    13 votes
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  5. 45 votes
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  6. sign in

    why do I have to sign in all the time? I checked keep me signed in.

    49 votes
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    32 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey, thanks for the feedback!

    Is it possible that you’re accessing OWA from a different browser each time you’re signing in? The “Keep Me Signed In” feature will only work if you access from the same browser on the same computer in normal browsing mode.

    If you access in private browsing mode, it will not remember your “Keep Me Signed In” preference.

    Alternatively, if you clear your cookies, it will not remember your sign in preferences.

    Can you give us any more details about what’s going on?

    Colin

  7. Leave Blocked emails as blocked.

    Please stop putting the entire list of Junk mail for the month on. I delete all mine and block them, why are they then showing in their hundreds each time I log. The new Outlook is very bad and should be put back to the original one, so called progress is not always good!!!

    47 votes
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  8. Scroll bar design limits accessibility

    Scroll bars are far too narrow, and making the bar mostly invisible makes it incredibly difficult for people with limited eyesight to see, and the tiny size can make it awkward to select.

    36 votes
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  9. Want to change the task owner for which in the shared mailbox

    When creating a task for shared mailbox, its owner is shown as the shared mailbox. It would be great you would implement a feature to change the task owner when creating it.

    4 votes
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  10. Can't see any emails

    can't see my emails

    9 votes
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  11. unsolicited advertising

    Not acceptable getting ads that I do not want

    10 votes
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  12. Contacts/People has disappeared! - replaced by new "apps launcher"

    Access to my Contacts/People has disappeared! - replaced by the "apps launcher" - how are people supposed to make new Contact now?!

    2 votes
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  13. Block notifications does not work

    block notifications does not work, even if the setting says it is deactivated

    10 votes
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  14. 6 votes
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  15. Delete malfunction / cant delete

    Cannot delete emails. Delete button does not function

    31 votes
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  16. Cannot read or submit feedback anymore

    Why is feedback no longer accessible?

    0 votes
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  17. Forcing Manual Synchronization with Connected Accounts

    Please add an option to manually force a sync of connected accounts. Currently, you have to wait approx 15 minutes for the automatic sync. If you wait for an urgent email of a connected account then one better uses the connected account itself.

    5 votes
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  18. Compact display is back

    Thank you, Microsoft programmers, for bringing back much of the old display density in folder and e-mail lists.

    12 votes
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  19. Change Two-step verification

    The SMS sending option cannot be eliminated from two-step verification. I use the same tool in many other services like Google and they let me choose which method I prefer. Especially since I have read that, although it is very safe, the SMS method is more vulnerable to an attack than, for example, Google Authenticator appp, which is what I use in my account. Also, I have used a security key in my account as a login method but I wish to establish the key as a second factor method since using only the key is more vulnerable if I…

    4 votes
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  20. I don't want to give microsoft my mobile number. How can I verify my account?

    I don't want to give microsoft my mobile number. How can I verify my account?

    5 votes
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