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  1. Contact list ruined

    My contacts list is all right, but emails will not bring it up. An email to Tabbycat@meow.com brings up the old address-every address with a t that I have ever used-a lot that I don't recognise-but never Tabbycat@meow.com.

    I have tidied the contacts list, but the contacts keep coming back-the old and deleted ones, never the new ones. I have to write these onto the email myself.

    The contacts list itself no longer shows old or unused addresses, only current ones, so why won't these appear at the tops of new emails ?

    It is incredibly annoying. I will…

    17 votes

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  2. Import people from phone

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

    16 votes

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  3. Family Contact List

    Our family base set of contacts we all care about, such as our core family and friends. It would be super helpful if we could have a family contact list much in the same way Outlook.com provides the family calendar feature. That way we can all share/manage that core list. As it is now my wife and I have to manage our contact lists separately, which creates a lot of unnecessary work. I can share a contact, but that is a "point-in-time" share. If one of us makes updates to that contact again, the other does not receive the change.…

    16 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.

    16 votes

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  5. 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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  6. contacts

    When creating new email and click on cc: it doesn't show all my contacts. Also doesn't show 2nd and 3rd email address for the contact

    16 votes

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  7. Contacts

    Writing an email in beta only brings up the My contact list. Unfortunately the sorting is not consistent and, in my opinion, My contacts should be eliminated with just contacts and simple sorting options of how I want to get my contacts sorted. The old version gives me the option of choosing 'My contacts' and 'Contacts'. In Beta this does not work.

    14 votes

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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.

    13 votes

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  9. Outlook sucks

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

    12 votes

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  10. forwarding stinks

    Forwarding of mail is almost impossible with your new and improved? version of outlook. You can't select recipients as easily as in past versions and all in all it is a frigging mess. Please bring back the old version. You've put some lipstick on a bull dog but I can't see where you have done unit testing, regression testing, or system testing.

    12 votes

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  11. Save preffered sort order for contacts:

    Everytime I return to contacts, I have to change the filter to my preference.
    OneDrive has a feature that allows you to save your preferred sort order.
    That would be a great consistent use of the feature in outlook throughout.

    12 votes

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  12. make it possible to import 100s of contacts from iCloud into Outlook

    make it possible to import 100s of contacts from iCloud into Outlook

    11 votes

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  13. 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.

    11 votes

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  14. Improve the search capabilities in online People

    The search function online seems weak. It does not find extended strings in the names fields, nor does it include Notes. It really ought to mirror the capabilities of the PC version of Outlook. Thanks

    10 votes

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  15. It's Time to Change the Default Phone Number Format

    Once upon a time, long, long ago, dialing an area code was optional. It isn't optional any more. Not on most phone systems anyway. So why do we still put the area code in parentheses? Parentheses indicates that the digits are optional. They still do. They are not optional. This situation is most ridiculous with toll free numbers such as (800) 123-0000. Really?

    Either change the formatting to +1 123-456-7890 or let us change it. And don’t fall back on the Windows “Phone and Modem” control panel—it doesn’t work this way. It only lets us change the area code and…

    10 votes

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  16. Let me move contacts between folders

    I can't find a way of moving contacts from a sub-folder to main Contacts

    10 votes

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  17. cleanup contacts

    There's a bug in "cleanup contacts." When I clicked on "cleanup contacts", it showed me the duplicates, but I can't scroll down the page. Since I can't uncheck whatever might be below the visible screen, I don't dare click "cleanup" because I don't know what's going to happen to those contacts. Hence, the function is entirely unusable.

    10 votes

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  18. Contact List Problem

    Contact List problem: I have contacts that I added months ago. However, when I add them to a Contact List (and enter them by name), the software cannot find them. Thus I have to add them under their email address. Sometimes people have very obscure email addresses and it makes this very difficult. One of my contact lists has 12 people on it - 2 of them can only be added with their email address so their name does not show up on the list. The other 10 show up with both their name and their email address. Can you…

    9 votes

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  19. 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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  20. Syncing contacts with People

    My contact list in Outlook.com is empty. I know. I can import the contacts with a CSV file from gmail. I have read that suggestion. But this is kinda complicated, I will have to do that regularly to keep it updated. When the vast majority owns Android phones, in Outlook app there is something missing and which could make outlook.com more attractive over Gmail - to sync Android contacts with People.
    This could be achieved with the Outlook app itself along with the calendar, or a separate android app simply called People which would sync the contacts to Outlook.com and…

    9 votes

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