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Please vote on ideas you like. If you have a new idea that hasn’t been submitted by anyone else, submit it. If you have many ideas, submit them separately. This will help us decide what to build next.

We’ll reply to top issues, and will consider other suggestions as well. Thanks for trying the beta!

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  1. 693 votes
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    104 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  2. I can't figure out how to open email in its own window to see the whole page

    I need to be able to open the email in its own window to clearly see the whole page. Is this no longer possible?

    66 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there! Thanks for the feedback, and for using outlook.com! I just wanted to let you know that we now have the open in new window behavior like we had in the old experience.

    You can open items by double clicking the message in the message list.

    Or by clicking the Open in New window in the reading pane. Click the carrot (arrow head pointing down) next to the forward button.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Trouble with printing emails

    When I try to print certain emails, it will only print what was in the inbox or the entire webpage as one page. Exiting beta allowed me to print only the email directly.

    82 votes
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    128 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, Thank you all for using the new outlook.com experience and for reporting feedback!

    I just wanted to let you all know that over the last few months we have been working on improving and ensuring the print experience is working as you expect.

    All of the known bugs and issues should be resolved. Please give printing another try. And as always, please leave any feedback you may have!

  4. Display Modes for Density or Compact

    isn't it possible to have more compact view? menus are taking lots of space in screen and way too annoying.

    5,840 votes
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    1484 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I again thank each and everyone of you for using Outlook.com and for providing all of your feedback. I wanted to let you know that as of today we have enabled Density settings. There are three modes which control how tight and how much information is shown on the screen.

    To change the density settings click on the gear in the top right (settings). In the pane that opened you should see three setting Full, Medium and Compact.

    Hope this helps address some of the concerns around white space :)

    Thanks again,

    David Los

  5. from

    Where is the FROM. I am sending a reply, but it is sending form my main email account. How do I change it so that it is FROM my alias?

    581 votes
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    63 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for using Outlook.com! To change the email address you’re sending from, do the following:

    1. Use the expansion button and open a dropdown of message actions (contains Save Draft, Insert Signature, …)
    2. Choose “Show From”
    3. Use the “From” button to change the email address you’re sending from

    We look forward to your continued feedback.

  6. double click email / Pop Out

    I want to double click my message to see the full message rather than the squashed preview, it's missing some information unless I scroll the preview pane.

    878 votes
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  7. Need Encryption

    The Beta version is very unclear and busy/cloudy. Now I conclude that the beta version is secure for sending mail and the version be for no longer. This was previously protected and encrypted. Beta is bad and complicated. That the encryption security is away from the previous version is really incomprehensible. This must be returned immediately. Outlook is the safest mail provider? That's also the only reason I've switched to outlook mail.
    Too bad......

    Yours sincerely,

    Customer Js

    11 votes
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  8. Reply, Reply All, Forward, and Send missing

    The Reply All & Forward email is missing

    250 votes
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    148 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, Thank you all for using the new outlook.com experience and for reporting feedback!

    The reply/reply-all/forward buttons are now available on the upper right corner of each email. You can also find reply/reply-all/forward in the command bar near the top of the screen when Conversation view is turned off.

  9. Full flag/date integration

    Allow flags to have a date setting, today/ tomorrow/ next week as a specific date, then combine those into a task schedule for the day. Allow QUICK assigning of time frames for each task.
    I should be able to flag an email and then create a task for it.
    1. John Doe emails me a set of drawing revisions.
    2. I flag his email and create a task to revise the drawings, estimating it will take me 3 hours, starting at 09:00
    3. Said task shows up in the Calendar as well as my daily agenda

    77 votes
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