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  1. New Search bar location doesn't work for me.

    I really don't like the new location of the Search bar in Outlook. I wish we had more control over these things. Not every idea is a good one and Microsoft's propensity for trying to control everyone's user experience is what drives users to Apple.

    22 votes
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  2. Gmail Feature in outlook web not working

    gmail feature not working properly.

    Added gmail account. icon never shows up in left. clicking the mail+ icon then changes URL to outlook.live.com/mail/1/inbox but no longer have access to Microsoft inbox.

    22 votes
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  3. Navigation Pane Rows (Favorites and folders) too widely spaced

    Please add an option to remove the blank lines between rows in the navigation pane favorites and folders. That's how it used to be. It is frustrating to continually have to scroll up and down when twice as many folders could fit.

    22 votes
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  4. Simpler logout option please

    Unable to logout as ads are blocked on my ccomputer at work. I am therefore unable to logout of my emails. Please can you just create a normal logout icon.

    21 votes
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  5. Help and Account buttons to sign out missing

    The Help and Account (used to sign out) buttons are off the computer screen in maximized window mode, and I have to restore down the window to find it!

    21 votes
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  6. Unable to forward mail

    Unable to set up mail forwarding. When I go into that page in the settings, it is completely blank.

    21 votes
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  7. lost folder

    I tried to move one of my email folders up by a few folders, however, instead of moving, the folder disappeared.

    I assumed that the "lost" folder had been dropped into one of the other folders as a sub folder, but I have looked in each and every one of my folders and the "lost" folder is not in any of them.

    The "lost" folder contains emails that I have amassed over a few years which I refer to when I need to. I don't know any of the specific emails that are in the lost folder to be able…

    21 votes
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  8. Reading Pane Issues

    Here are a list of Issues tested on both Mac (Safari) and Windows (IE):


    • Unable to reduce the Inbox Pane (second pane) below a certain size, which would result in the Reading Pane being too small. (Previously, there was more flexibility in adjusting the various panes to make a larger Reading Pane)


    • Advertisement on the right is taking up too much space, which adds to the problem of the small Reading Pane


    • Reading pane is now auto shrinking email messages to fit, making messages too small to read. (Previously, it does not, and simply allows for horizontal scrolling) Suggest to…

    21 votes
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  9. Recover deleted outlook.com aliases

    Users should have a period of time - a week would be enough for many people - to undelete aliases that were deleted from accounts (often by kids on xbox.) When an account is closed, users have 60 days to change their mind - they should have a similar option when aliases are deleted.

    For an example of the problem this will solve, see this thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/my-hotmail-account-was-deleted-while-my-son-was/2250b864-3712-4813-b736-e896e8146c25

    20 votes
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  10. S/MIME

    Please support S/MIME in the normal view. It's 2019.

    20 votes
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  11. verify

    I cannot log onto outlook.com because it wants to verify who I am by texting me a pass code. I do not own a cellphone so cannot receive the code. Therefore I am locked out. All Microsoft online support could suggest is for me to go out and buy a cellphone. There has to be another way to verify. This issue also means I cannot send any emails using Microsoft Mail. Please fix issue.

    20 votes
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  12. HTML view option

    Add a basic HTML view option like Google Mail, fast loading and no frills = perfect

    20 votes
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  13. new window for composing emails

    I am still getting accustomed to the changes.

    One feature that has changes from the previous version is being able to create new emails in a new window. I noticed that capability has disappeared. Now, I click New message and the blank message shows up in my reading pane. If I wish to edit it or add content from another email, I have to save as a draft, locate what I want to copy, go to drafts, then open that draft in a new window,

    It would be handy to get the capability back to compose new emails in a…

    20 votes
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  14. Bring back the message size display in the inbox

    Bring back the message size display in the inbox. This feature has always been part of hotmail. Please bring it back. Also, allow me to sort my message by size. ---thanks---

    20 votes
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  15. hotmail.de

    please let people to register mail with hotmail.de domains

    19 votes
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  16. sub-folder notification

    sub-folder did not receive notification when new email come in (need to open the sub-folder only can see the new email)

    19 votes
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  17. Missing emails

    Missing email. Difference in what appears on PC as opposed to mobile device. My PC is missing emails that are on Mobile.

    19 votes
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  18. ATTACHMENTS -- WHY AM I UNABLE TO OPEN ATTACHMENTS ON INCOMING OR SENT EMAILS ?

    ATTACHMENTS
    UNABLE TO OPEN ATTACHMENTS ON EITHER INCOMING AND SENT EMAILS, WHY ? AND HOW DO I FIX THIS PROBLEM ?

    19 votes
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  19. Deleted Items Folder

    Prefer the way it was in the former Outlook, when selecting Deleted e-mails, the first 5-6 e-mails could be deleted only. And then being able to choose "Select All e-mails in Folder" as an Options if wanted. I do not like the new where you can only deleted one deleted e-mail at a time or choose the whole folder.

    19 votes
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  20. outlook down

    Hotmail down today

    It displays: 401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

    Please help!!!

    19 votes
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