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  1. Poor feedback format

    Please don't make me search over 700 possible problems to attempt to find what I'm looking for. If you really wanted feedback you would have actually done anything other than this lunacy.

    7 votes
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  2. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    Please reinstate advanced searching. I can't imagine how I will get to a specific date over a year ago.

    3 votes
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  3. Problems with "search" tool

    I had problems finding emails that I used to find faster and easily.I like the improvement of see an email and the whole message list simultaneosly.

    13 votes
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  4. Visually awful, especially on small devices

    I have tried this new look and find it awful from a visual aspect. The smaller the screen, the harder it is to read what is on the screen due to the increased number of vertical columns. Some search aspects are improved, but I would not subscribe or change to this new format.
    If the new format is enforced, I may be forced, after 20+ years as an Outlook user, to find an alternative email supplier

    22 votes
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  5. Rename it

    Let's go back to calling this Hotmail. Having a product named Outlook and another called Outlook.com seems to be confusing your search engine.

    3 votes
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  6. 4 votes
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  7. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    Can you please put back That when you click the "go back" arrow in the search box, it puts you back where you left off. Instead of putting you back at the top of your search thus having to find where you were by scrolling back through what you already went through.

    2 votes
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  8. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    Youve created categories again in the new beta, however once you have emails in categories I cannot find any way to search or access the emails in those categories, they arent in the left hand side and there doesnt appear to be any way to search filtering via category, so whats the point?

    2 votes
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  9. make search bar a universal search for both contacts and use bing to find local businesses etc

    On my android phone, my phone app lets me search my contacts but also utilise web search to find details on local businesses so I can call them directly.
    It would be great if the search bar could leverage Bing/Cortana to not just locate contacts, but also search business details, allowing you to contact them directly rather than searching the internet manually and copying a contact email address into the email.

    21 votes
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  10. There is no way to change the from email address. I have 3 emails accounts, but I was unable to choose what email address to reply from.

    There is no way to change the from email address. I have 3 emails accounts tied to the account, but I was unable to choose what email address to reply from.

    12 votes
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  11. Search for the FOLDER itself. Hyperlink to containing Folder when viewing email.

    A. Need a way to search for the Folder itself (for people using LOTS of folders)

    B. When on an email from a search, clearly show containing Folder Name with an active hyperlink to the folder.

    16 votes
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  12. collapse by date

    In previous version it was possible to collapse or expand the inbox based on date (e.g. yesterday, two weeks ago, last month, older etc..). Now i just have an endless string of inbox and if i want an email from 3 weeks ago, i have to scroll down way too much! And yes, i do not organise my inbox with folder as i find the search function useful enough to retrive any email. But in previous version my inbox could be collapsed so i did not end up with a string of endless messages.

    Please can you enable this function…

    15 votes
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  13. When moving email to folders. You can't choose from your full list of folders> Only a partial choice list pops up.

    I stopped using beta today because the way the move email to folders is set
    up. After you click on the move icon to move or save emails to folders, only a few named folders options pop up. Beta wants you to type in search box the folder your looking for to move items. I can't remember all the folders with specific names so it won't work for me.

    8 votes
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  14. Beta version Very unorganized compared to the regular outlook. Make it better if updating

    If you want to change Outlook,which I think is at the moment the most organized email to use. Make it more easy to use. make it so I don't have to search in drop down menus to find where I block spam. And improve spam filter. If I get 50 different Spam emails from "Anna" within a week,but each uses a slightly different email address,make it easier for us to block them all etc. Have a CLEAN and easy to use and Intuitiv UI,where everything is obvious.

    31 votes
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  15. Need Search in the Tasks folder, or a Search filter -- to select only Tasks

    Need to Search "only Tasks". Idea-1 -- add the Search box in the Tasks folder/window, and limit that Search to Tasks. Idea-2 -- In the main Search box, add a Filter to "show only Tasks" in the results.

    When I Searched, then clicked on one of the "Tasks", it did indeed Filter by Tasks. However, this is not obvious.

    3 votes
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  16. how can I add an existing contact (in people section outlook beta) into a particular folder.Just move a mail to a folder or category

    If I a particular contacts is searched from search tab , then the option of moving it to a separate folder is missing. TO move one need to manually locate the contact into the folder , then only that options comes. Please add an option to categories contacts (like Office, Frieds) just we can do it in mail.

    1 vote
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  17. New feedback

    Beta is Horrible

    My account refreshed itself last night, and I was greeted with the

    message "welcome to the new Outlook!" And there was no way to

    toggle back to the classic look.

    It's horrible.

    The page is actually difficult to look at. The senders' names and

    subjects used to be bolded to indicate new messages. Now, the

    subjects are bolded, but the senders' aren't.

    Why are there little icons and graphics all over the page? They

    are completely unnecessary and just make it cluttered.

    There is a "Favorite" folders section. Why? I don't need help

    finding my own folders.…

    4 votes
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  18. New feedback

    Your "new improved" hotmail now prevents me from searching for email addresses of all of my contacts!!!!

    Please fix this ASAP!!!!!!

    2 votes
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  19. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    I did not like the new email organization, it got extremely polluted. It is difficult to search and read emails. It's too bad to move.

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  20. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    Unlike the previous version of Outlook.com, there is either no way to get directly back to a searches filtered view or it is not obvious. I used to be able to hit the escape key, go back (Alt+Left Arrow), or select the Search Header in the Navigation Pane to go back and see exactly where I was in the review of search results.
    Please correct this or teach me how it now works.

    2 votes
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