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  1. import of contacts

    Import of people and contacts needs to indicate status and what contacts are being processed.

    4 votes
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  2. Gender choice (New rule)

    What if you could choose what gender you are when signing up for an outlook account, so that when students might have to send them something, they could create a rule that in every email it starts with 'Hey sir/miss*, hope you are well....'

    *With this rule, you could eliminate and choose what pro noun would suit the recepitent of the email

    1 vote
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  3. Outlook sucks

    Unable to delete unwanted names that Outlook adds to my personal email list.

    11 votes
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  4. Exporting a contact list

    I want to export a contact list of about 60 contacts into a .csv file, not all my 600 contacts. Why can't I find a way to do it ?

    17 votes
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  5. setting Birthday on contacts

    Birthday -
    Adding birthday to a contact without knowing year of birth gives "funny" result

    Entrered Date and Month leaving year blank gives akward result.

    Saving contact sets year of bith to 1603

    1 vote
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  6. phone numeber in Office 365

    In Android and iOS can save countless custom phone numbers, which should also be possible with Office 365 and / or Exchange. The assignments to chats / messages on a mobile phone are retained ...

    2 votes
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  7. Selecting "All Contacts" to blind copy entire contact list

    G-mail has a way to select all contacts when sending an e-mail to everyone in your contact list instead of creating a whole new group. It also allows you to blind copy an entire group. This is especially helpful when using an e-mail account for business or schools, which may require confidentiality with contacts personal e-mail addresses. I can't do this in Outlook.

    1 vote
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  8. Custom labels for contact email addresses.

    Please allow the option to create custom titles for email addresses. Rather than just "email" it would be convenient if we could label our contact's email addresses to "Microsoft Account" or "Apple ID". This makes it easier when sharing content to these services.

    8 votes
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  9. Import people from phone

    Can not import cantacts from phone export's .vcf file

    16 votes
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  10. Add an option to sync contacts with Google Contacts along with their profile pictures.

    Add an option to sync contacts with Google Contacts along with their profile pictures.

    Currently, only Yahoo! Mail does have that option, but it comes in really handy at times.

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  11. Cannot change photo on contact??!!!!

    Cannot change photo on contact nor can I delete the photo. Am able to upload new photo however the old photo shows up even after a refresh of the page.

    4 votes
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  12. Add merge option, instead of or in addition to linking

    Linking results in hidden entries. Later the user may not realize that a contact has linked entries (unless they happen to check). Rather than linking the contacts, especially after importing, add a Merge button that pre-selects the duplicate entries, presents the list, and lets the user merge the duplicates. Then there is just one entry per contact.

    2 votes
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  13. Add VCF files to Outlook Contacts

    When you receive a VCF file, you should have an option to add to Outlook Contacts.

    5 votes
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  14. Lost contacts I need back...

    Lost all contacts entered into/saving to my default hotmail account on my iphone. They are not in outlook. They were saving to my @hotmail or @outlook alias. Please help!!!

    15 votes
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  15. add contact from email

    Add back the ability to right click on sender to add to contacts

    27 votes
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  16. Contacts iPhone sync back

    When I edit outlook.com People, they synced to the iPhone.
    When I edit contacts on iPhone, they are not synced back to outlook.com.
    Please change that.

    5 votes
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  17. Discontinued email addresses still appear

    Why do old email addresses, long since removed from my list of contacts, still come up in 'suggested contacts'? I've just had a non-delivery notice because I sent an email to an address which no longer exists - MOST ANNOYING. Also, although I've changed the email address in my contact's details, I notice the old one still appears under her name in the list. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN CORRECTED LONG AGO.

    7 votes
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  18. Contact list

    when i am sending emails to multiple contacts my list ends halfway through and i then have to add them separately. The other thing is when i put in a contact name who is in my contacts and regularly used it will come up with all this people who are not on my contact list but does not show me the one that is. It concerns me that this may happen to other people who i do not know and they are given my email address.

    9 votes
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  19. Department dropdown in people

    Need to have a drop down of departments in people web part as the way in previous version to enable click and view of people under a department rather have to type in search.

    1 vote
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  20. I would like to use the colour categories also with an IMAP account

    I would like to use the colour categories for contacts also with an IMAP account

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