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  1. Make Search easier

    Your user experience for Searching through emails is extremely bad. Please revert back to the older experience.

    In the new experience, there is no way to filter the search results by Inbox, Deleted Items and other folders. This experience is so confusing..... Have you tried searching yourself in a bug bash before releasing this product?

    1 vote
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  2. window in top right showing email while you are in other programs is gone. I have to constantly go back to check on emails

    Drop down window showing a new email while in another program is gone. I have to constantly go back to check for new emails

    1 vote
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  3. Search does not work correctly

    I did a search on "John", looking for an email I sent to . I was on the Inbox when I initiated the search, and the search filter was set to "All folders". Search found his name and email address, but found no email, which makes little sense since he is not in my People. I clicked on the Sent folder and did the same search on "John", and it found the name/address as well as the email.

    What testing are you doing on features that something this obvious isn't found?

    23 votes
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  4. Remove highlights from search results

    How to remove the highlighting of the search term after you have found the desired email(s)?

    4 votes
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  5. why isn't the junk folder available for searching

    You have default listings for searching various folders, but not "Junk". Why do I have to specifically go to the Junk folder to search in it?

    9 votes
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  6. scroll through search results

    Why can't I see all my search results? About 25 items show, but when I select all and press 'delete' I'm asked if I want to remove 60 items. Why can't I scroll through the rest first?!

    1 vote
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  7. Bug: multiple selected emails are cleared.

    BUG
    1. Run a search.
    2. Start selecting emails in the returned results.
    3. Click on an email outside the selection mark

    Expected: either the email is opened but when you go back to the search results your results are still selected OR you do not lose all the selected emails.
    ACTUAL: you lose all the selected emails.

    4 votes
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  8. Make searching the address book more intuitive!

    Currently the result of a search displays addresses whose characters begin with the search keyword. But what if I want to match any character combination inside the address? So please make the search match ANY part of the address and not just the beginning. Or how about using wildcard search like %abc% (any part), abc% (starts with), %abc (ends with)?

    6 votes
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  9. On MacOS Mojave (Safari), search box in Suite Shell header has visible text field within the container. Solid 100% repro.

    On MacOS Mojave (Safari), search box in Suite Shell header has visible text field within the container. Solid 100% repro.

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Attaching files from OneDrive

    Logged in today (Oct 1st, 2018) and it said Outlook.com has been updated. The previous version remembers the folder in which I attached a file in previous email. Now each time I need to attach files in a new email, I have to navigate to the same folder again to find them. In the same email, it remembers, but not when I compose new emails.

    You may ask, why not use the search feature? Well, if I need to attached multiple files from the same folder, the search-and-attach method is inefficient.

    Secondly, when I search in OneDrive to find a…

    3 votes
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  12. Could we have a function on Outlook whereby the user can search for all flagged emails?

    Could we have a function on Outlook whereby the user can search for all flagged emails? I often flag something to re-read or follow up later and then it gets lost in my inbox. There's a search box to find everything else, so why not for flagged emails.

    5 votes
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  13. when click on a category all the emails of that category are shown but it highlights the "categoryName" of all emails if email include the "

    when click on a category all the emails of that category are shown but it highlights the "categoryName" of all emails if email include the "categoryName" , just like plain search of "categoryName". it's unwanted & probably a bug, if the category is favorited this issue doesn't happen. I think this need a fix. Thank you.

    2 votes
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  14. Replying to an e-mail whilst your inbox is filtered to 'unread messages' just deletes the message.

    Defect alert: Replying to an e-mail whilst your inbox is filtered to 'unread messages' just deletes the message.

    Repro steps:
    1. Filter your inbox to 'unread'
    2. Open a message, push reply.

    Expected:
    I should be able to reply to the message.

    Actual:
    No reply message appears, the message disappears entirely, and the message which was unread is gone from the filter (meaning you need to manually search to find it). You can see something new in drafts, but click on the folder and it gets deleted.

    10 votes
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  15. am disappointed as every time I try to insert a gif ,the gifs disappear

    The gif option is faulty .Every time I start typing in a word the whole option page disappears

    6 votes
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  16. Navigate back to search

    Hi, it used to be that when a search was made, we could view one of the messages, and the navigate back to the search. Now navigating back brings us to Inbox, and I need to do the search again to view another item! This is really annoying. Also, undo send feature is gone.

    36 votes
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  17. NOT VIEWER FRIENDLY PAGE DESIGN

    I PREFER TO SCROLL THROUGH MY MESSAGES TO FIND WHAT I WANT AND THEN OPEN THE MESSAGE BOX, WHICH IN THE BETA VERSION TAKES TOOOOOO MUCH SPACE FOR NOTHING. THIS SHOULD BE OPTIONAL. ALSO I DON'T NEED TO SEE THE FIRST PHRASE OF THE MESSAGES CONSTANTLY, THIS SHOULD BE OPTIONAL. THIS WAY IT IS CUMBERSOME AND DERAILING, I WANT TO SCROLL THROUGH MY MESSAGES EASILY AND ON FULL SCREEN.
    SEARCH IS NOT AS EASY AND

    17 votes
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  18. 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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  19. New feedback

    For the last couple of weeks I cant use Search in my inbox.

    Please help.

    2 votes
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  20. The Sort function not working right, basic functions lost.

    In classic version, I can sort inbox mails "sent from" and drag up and down to the first to last person in alphabetically order very quickly and therefore able to find a person easily and quickly. But in Beta version, I can not drag down to the end all at once. I have to continue scroll down and scroll down and it slowly load up the next few people. It takes forever to find a person in alphabetically order.

    In classic version, I can sort Sent Items by "sent to". But in Beta version, that function is completely lost. There…

    19 votes
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