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  1. Allow outlook.com to handle correctly any item that is forwarded from fat client Outlook as an attachment

    Allow outlook.com to handle correctly any item that is forwarded from fat client outlook as an attachment (in Outlook format which is usually a specialised .msg or .eml file, or in open standards format i.e. vcf, ics)

    This includes Contacts, Contact Groups, Tasks, Notes, Journals, folder posts. As part of this, enhance "consumer" version of outlook.com to support missing document types available in corporate version

    Also make this bidirectional, enhance outlook.com to allow forwarding any of these in fat client outlook format as well as open standards file formats

    Expected behaviour for attachments is clicking will pop a dialogue box…

    1 vote
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  2. Can't see any emails

    can't see my emails

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  3. announcement

    Microsoft have a announcement center, example, in the middle of the screen appears an announcement:

    "We are experimenting trouble with Outlook, there is no need to contact us, we are working for a quick solution, updates should be loading automatically soon, sorry for the inconvenience"

    "A large update is programmed in the next 48 hours that may take a while to install, please consider, thank you"

    ecetera.

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  4. Outlook web app (new) icon

    With the new web-based "app" - when you install and pin it the icon is the same as the full Outlook application. For myself, I use the full Outlook application for work and the new-web based Outlook app for person - but the icons are the same. It would be nice to be able to change it to show off the differences.

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  5. O n the web version of Outlook there is no plan available for closing the account after your death.

    My suggestion is for there to be a section in preferences that allows your account to be closed after a period of no activity, say 3 months. Also a feature which allows you to compose an email explaining why the account is closed which would be sent out automatically for a further 3 months after the account closure to any one trying to send emails to you.
    The benefit is relatives or loved ones would be free of the closure task. This would be important for those living alone. Also when the account is closed and removed it would create…

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  6. [Dislike]:todo.live.com redirects to Outlook

    When I opened todo.live.com, it used to open Microsoft Todo. Now it opens Outlook. This makes our old bookmarks useless, and is confusing.

    Please redirect it to https://to-do.live.com/

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  7. Banner ad: A pickle for an ED ad? Inappropriate ad!

    An ad about ed using a pickle DOES NOT BELONG ON MY EMAIL PAGE BANNER!!!!! Please use some taste!

    2 votes
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  8. Terrible intuitive email design. hate it.

    I am beginning to hate the non-intuitive structure of the email page. It is terrible to navigate around. everything looks the same. Grrrrrrrr......

    2 votes
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  9. App Launcher launching apps in new tabs

    It would be great if the App Launcher opened an app in a new tab after you clicked on the app (I often have my email open and want to open other apps while also keeping my email open in the original tab). It would also be preferable to have the App Launcher close once you've clicked on an app.

    4 votes
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  10. 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…

    15 votes
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  11. Customize "Left Pane"

    Enable editing of the "Left Pane" so that users can remove unused features like "Files" and "Notes" from "Mail".

    2 votes
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  12. Default Font for Outlook 365 Notes Within Contacts

    In Outlook 365, it is not currently possible to change the default font and size in the 'notes section' in Outlook contacts. Would it be possible for you to change this in future updates so that all the information is in the same default chosen font for every contact?

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  13. Outlook.com servers ignores new IP address of my own server

    In the last days of March, my mail server IP has been changed, due to changing Internet provider. Till now outlook.com tries to send emails from own users to my old IP address, completly ignoring DNS system. In those situation my clients cannot recieve mails from theirs partners wich are using outlook.com.

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  14. .ost file to .pst file conversion

    Microsoft needs to develop a free program / tool to allow customers to convert .OST files to .PST files without having to download 3rd party software. I paid for Office Home & Business 2019 so I could have access to my current and saved email on my new laptop, but lost 75% of my saved email when it was installed. Used a free 3rd party software program to convert the .OST file, and now have about 80% of my saved email, but still lost quite a bit of needed information.

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  15. What reason is there to stay?

    Why shouldn't I close out my account? After a long time of issues (interface, not truly able to stop emails from going to junk, not truly able to keep junk, phishing, etc. out of the inbox), can Microsoft give me any reasons at all to stay? This is feedback with the hope of getting a response ... someday.

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  16. separate log out button not in drop down menu

    separate log out button not in drop down menu

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  17. login from other computers

    Secondary authentication could be waived across platforms such as outlook for your own personal equipment, as listed in the Microsoft account. Then automatically use secondary authentication when accessing the account from any alternate ip address not listed. Many credit card companies do this already.

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  18. 75 votes
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  19. Please allow delet the "Sync Issues" folder and subfolders, which are generated after logging in to the desktop version of Office Outlook

    After logging in to office's outlook, it will automatically generate a folder named "Synchronization Problems" and three subfolders. These folders cannot be deleted, and will be synchronized to the mail folder list of the third-party mailbox software. , If the third-party mailbox software is logged into the outlook account. Please allow deletion of these folders.

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  20. Quick filter for folders

    It would be very nice to have a quick filter on top of the folder list. Like, while you type the characters, the folders matching them are displayed as search results. Scrolling through all the list is tiring... :(

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