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  1. 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!!!

    18 votes
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  2. Add multiple contacts to a contact list

    It is not possible to go trough All contacts and add one or multiple contacts to a contact list. Only in the list it is possible to lookup people an add them. This is not very practical and people which should be added are forgotten.

    6 votes
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  3. Microsoft People mobile app

    Create a "Microsoft People" app for Android and iOS.

    3 votes
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  4. Contacts in folders do not sync with People nor with Android Contacts

    I should be able to create a Folder to group related contacts together, and have contacts in the folder sync to the People app on Windows 10 and the Android Contacts app on my phone.

    Currently, when I move a contact from the default Contacts folder to a custom subfolder (i.e. Family, Employees, Friends), the contacts no longer sync to the Windows 10 People app. Those contacts also do not sync to the Android Contacts app.

    Please update the integration and syncing with other apps so that contacts in custom folders will also sync.

    14 votes
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  5. Unwanted contact groups on Exchange Active Sync

    Exchange Active Sync displays additional groups that do not exist on Outlook.com. These are groups "Agent Registery Contacts", "Facebook Contacts" and "Google Contacts". It's a mess...
    Please delete them to have the same list of contacts as on Outlook.com.

    3 votes
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  6. Thank you for allowing multiple lines in the address fields.

    Thank you for allowing multiple lines in the address fields.

    1 vote
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  7. When entering Contacts - LF/CR is stripped

    When entering Contacts - LF/CR is stripped. All formating is being stripped out of the Notes field in the contact.

    2 votes
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  8. Bug when renaming contact folders

    When on renames a contact folder and change change small caps to big ones then nothing will be changed. Looks like you make everything small or big before comparing if something has changed.

    2 votes
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  9. People is really bad

    As much as the e-mail client beta version is good, so much the contact manager "People" is really bad.

    If you want to classify your contacts in subdirectories to find them quickly, you need to have a contact card with the same name in the "Contact" folder and use the "clean contact" function to link the 2 cards. Otherwise, the contcts are not syncronized on your smartphone.
    Why keep it simple when Microsoft can get complicated ...
    I will keep my contact management in Google contacts

    6 votes
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  10. Sent emails in Inbox

    The emails I have sent pop up in the Inbox, even if not part of a conversation. This is confusing and takes up space

    4 votes
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  11. Missing! All contacts/people from F-Z

    Missing! All contacts/people from F-Z

    6 votes
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  12. 'People ' should be called Contacts.

    'People ' should be called Contacts. sometimes it's a company that;s not a 'human' , thats a firm, an operation lol, not a people/person. ?? People is an awful label for CONTACTS.

    70 votes
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  13. delete system folder

    There are two ghost folders in my account that I cannot delete. LinkedIn Contacts and Google Contacts appear in my Outlook file, but don't show on Outlook.com (without a IE6 workaround). How can I get these folders out of there?

    4 votes
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  14. New feedback

    Selecting a letter to move to that part of the contact list makes the list of contacts disappear. WTF.

    3 votes
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  15. New feedback

    Contact List - fully aptched Win 7 64 bit, using latest Firefox. No mouse pointer in Contact lists as you do data entry.

    1 vote
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  16. Duplicate a contact's info and save for a new contact

    The ability to duplicate one contacts information to setup as a new contact. An example would be my company where most of the information is the same for all contacts but I just need to change the contact name and save without typing all the info in again.

    3 votes
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  17. New feedback

    I add names to contacts and then try to put names into a contact list. Some go fine, others indicate that the name can't be found even though I can see them as a contact. This version is incredibly frustrating and annoying.

    4 votes
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  18. contact list not updating. Very slow if it ever updates. Editing contacts in main People do not sync with contacts in Group

    No lagging time between editing contact details to actually able to see and use changes.
    Changes in Contacts should immediately be reflected and sync with contacts in group list. More intuitive email program, user friendly and more efficient.

    10 votes
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  19. Contact list

    I would like to see the ability to move or copy a contact from the All Contacts listing to one of the Contact lists that I have set up. This would save someone from having to go through your entire listing and copying the emails of the people you would like to add to that list. It would enable me to send emails much more quickly to those people.

    16 votes
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  20. New feedback

    when I change someone's email address the old email address reappears. so then I have two for them. That is SILLY. ~~ I have to go in and delete the contact and readd to get the old email address out of my contacts list.

    4 votes
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