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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    1 vote

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  5. 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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  6. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    Before you changed the email system, each email identified in a search said which folder it was in (i.e. Inbox, Deleted, Drafts, etc.).
    This was extremely useful.
    Please fix the new system so that emails located in a search say which folder they're in.
    Thanks.
    Bob James

    1 vote

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  7. Replying to emails

    I really do not like the Beta version of replying to emails. When I receive a return email, I can rarely find my email to them, especially if it is a long chain?! I spend time searching for my emails.
    I also do not like the tiny space you are given when replying to emails.

    5 votes

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  8. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    not happy that i cannot now find a contact and immediately see which lists they are on!!

    3 votes

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  9. please keep mails on non-outlook accounts available in my computer, do not move them to 'search' and 'online search'.

    I use non-outlook (pop3) mail accounts e.g. arie@schaberg.nl. Messages older than a month are moved from my computer and must be found using 'search'. There, just a few older mails are found (about 2 months older). Older yet mails must be found using 'online search' (I use no online storage like a cloud). There older mails (e.g. august 2017) are found. But I cannot move them to my computer. And Mail shuts itself down after 30 seconds.
    This really needs improvement.

    2 votes

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  10. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    Why did you change my stuff, I like and understood the way it was. It was easier to read and to search for my email. Change my back to the old way. Thanks.

    9 votes

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  11. Close email when selecting the the folder

    It would be good to have back the functionality on closing the selected email if we click the folder that contains the email. I don't like to have opened email all the time and right now I have to select a different folder and get back to the folder I was to not to have an email opened.

    26 votes

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  12. [Suggestion]:Search by sender right click menu option

    It would be great to enable a search by sender right click menu option for the web version (similar to the feature in the Outlook desktop app). The search toolbar is useable but that feature would be useful in the menu options.

    0 votes

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  14. [Suggestion]:Search in Conversation View Remember the Last Opened Email (Wrong)

    In conversation emails when you open an email received earlier and then days later search for email it shows the last one opened not the latest email it should everytime show the all conversation not only the last one opened

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  15. [Suggestion]:Need help

    Keep getting "Unable to open server (hotmail)"

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  16. [Suggestion]:Grouping emails from sender

    Search emails by sender quickly. This used to be a feature and it was a huge help in the past.

    Please bring this back.

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  17. [Suggestion]:Search on Outlook Calendar online is not working for the French language

    Looking for a simple keyword present in a few meeting subject lines from the past years yields 0 results.

    0 votes

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  18. [Suggestion]:Browse Buttons

    Put UP and DOWN browse button for scrolling through emails at any point an user begins, its very irritating one has to go to last received email to get the DOWN browse button for backward browsing, Please make it user friendly not user deadly

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  19. [Suggestion]:Search default folder

    Please add a settings option: default folder for Search. Now Search searches in ALL folders and this is VERY DANGEROUS, I risk to delete messages also in the Archive folder, that must be untouchable. Add customizable default folder OR set InBox as defaut, NOT All Folders. Thanks

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  20. [Dislike]:Search can't differentiate 'from:store-news@amazon.com' from 'from:shipment-tracking@amazon.com'

    Search for "from:shipment-tracking@amazon.com", result: all emails from all amazon email accounts. It has to return emails from a specific email address in this case! This used to work.

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