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  1. I am not able to check my contact list alphabetically while sending email by clicking on new email .

    I am not able to check my contact list alphabetically while sending email by clicking on new email .

    178 votes
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    220 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As of yesterday, the Contact Picker dialog has been returned to an alphabetical A-Z sort order. As many comments show, lots of Outlook.com users are already seeing the fixed behavior. If you do not observe this in your Outlook Web session, you will need to refresh your browser (or maybe even clear your cache).

    Again, the sort order not being alphabetical A-Z was always a bug and was never by design.

    You may be interested to know the next item on our plan for the Contact Picker: Soon, there will be a way to type letters and by so doing filter the list down to matching entries. This means you shouldn’t need to scroll over and over, in the future.

    Thanks for your continued support.

  2. 140 votes
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  3. SPAM!

    The amount of annoying pop ups trying to push new "features" feels very untrustworthy. Mail services should not be confused with social interactive sites.

    183 votes
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  4. Dark theme with dark mode and dark writing pan

    dark theme is not available with dark mode also in dark mode the writing pan is still in light mode. make it dark as well to avoid eyes irritation and save battery life as well

    160 votes
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  5. I simply do not like it. I do not understand why you people continue to ***** up an email service that did not need to be changed.

    I simply do not like it. I do not understand why you people continue to ***** up an email service that did not need to be changed. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the original Hotmail.

    638 votes
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    241 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, thank you all for using outlook.com and for providing such great feedback. I wanted to address the feedback that you have left about not being able to do some of the advanced search that you had in the older outlook.com experience.

    We actually do have advanced search. When you click in the Search box at the top of the screen, it will expand and there is a “filter” icon. If you click that icon you should be able to do date search, attachments, etc.

    Hope this helps

    David Los

  6. Love Dark Mode

    Its fantastic to use dark mode for outlook mail and I hope that you will provide dark mode to other services such as One drive, One note and tasks etc

    382 votes
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  7. Ads take up too much space

    I also have an Office 365 Home subscription... can that remove ads for me?

    6,332 votes
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    828 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Update January 2018:

    We have confirmed that all users whose email addresses have an Office 365 subscription attached to it are getting the ad-free Outlook.com experience. We encourage anyone who would like the ad-free Outlook.com experience to sign up for an Office 365 subscription, which comes with a plethora of additional perks and benefits.

    In addition to this, users who would like to have a larger reading surface may find the Reading Pane Off/Hidden mode more preferable. This setting may be found in the Quick Settings panel, under Reading Pane > Hide.

  8. Why don't allow us to log out?! Please direct us on how to log out.

    Why don't allow us to log out?! Please direct us on how to log out.

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    11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! In order to log out, click on the profile icon in the top right corner of the window. This is a round icon with either your profile image or your initials.

    When you click this icon, a pane will expand. “Sign out” is one of the options on this pane.

    Colin

  9. Dark theme/mode for the phone app?

    Dark theme/mode for the phone app?

    29 votes
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  10. Slow respond

    advertisement load faster than mail

    26 votes
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  11. 36 votes
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    65 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, thank you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback.

    I just wanted to send a quick update and let you know that you can indeed log out of Outlook.com. If you click on the Me Control (your name/picture) at the top right hand corner. From there you should see a Sign Out/Log out option.

    This will close your session and sign you out of outlook.com.

    Hope this helps

    David Los

  12. See more emails and not more advertising

    Please, don't add advertising on our page of outlook or, if it's not possible, put them on the right side of the emails and very thin, so that way we will be able to see a lot of the emails that we have received and not only one or two as now.

    52 votes
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    240 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for using outlook.com and providing the great feedback! We are constantly looking at ways of improving our ad experience. I did want to let you know that if you have an Office 365 subscription, you actually do get an Ad Free Outlook.com experience as well as more space!

    Thanks for the feedback and please keep it coming.

    David Los

  13. Make Dark Mode work with other Themes

    The outlook.com dark mode is great start. Please make the Outlook.com Dark Mode even darker! Remove the blue title bar and all blue from the Dark Mode (at least give us the option). Blue light is bad for the eyes!

    It appears the black theme is disabled for dark mode. We need a total blackout mode.

    126 votes
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    100 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Don't show the Splash screen each time

    If you're trying to chase me away from using Outlook, you're on the right track. Do I have to click to remove the popup announcement about the "improved" Outlook every single time I sign in? Do all the swell new features you crow about cause the extreme slowness of the system? Do you think people might not want your brilliant innovations forced on them, they're happy with things as they were?

    57 votes
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    45 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello all – I just wanted to provide a quick update. We were able to get a patch pushed out which disabled the spalsh screen that some of you were seeing on each login.

    You should not be seeing the issue any more. However, I do want to let you know that it is highly likely that you will see it one more time in the coming days. As the fix to the bug roles out it will trigger the screen just one more time.

    Thank you for reporting this issue, and sorry for the annoyance it caused!

    Thanks

    David Los

  15. I am so very upset that you have now forced the beta client on us without the slightest consideration for those of us that do NOT want our m

    I am so very upset that you have now forced the beta client on us without the slightest consideration for those of us that do NOT want our mail client looking like a giant cartoon. If you include themes, then why not include one that emulates the old client? Duh! I don't need initials when I can read the name, I don't need colors. (have you ever considered how this messes with colorblind people?) And I need the ability to adjust the font size without changing my browser size. I'll give you some time to fix this. I am paying…

    89 votes
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    85 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Good morning, I just wanted to take a minute and thank you personally for providing feedback about the new Outlook.com experience, and even more importantly picking Outlook.com as your email provider.

    I did want to let you know that the new features that we have introduced are all able to be disabled if you are not a fan of the circles and colors. I wanted to provide you some steps. Once you have these items disabled it should look very similar to your old experience.

    First click on the gear in the top right. This will open up the Quick Settings Pane. From here I would recommend trying to toggle off the following. As you turn them off the screen behind will update so you can see what is changing.

    1) Sender Photos (this is the colored circles)
    2) Sort by Date – This removes the date headers (Today, Yesterday,…

  16. Bring back the Skype integration

    The Skype ias apparently gone from Outlook.com beta, as the Skype button near the Settings cog icon is nowhere to be found. I think many users didn't like the integration (there was no way to completely disable it) but it still was a nice feature for Skype users.

    2,682 votes
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    507 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Update January 2018:

    Skype is back! :)

    More improvements to the Skype integration will come in the future, but for now, please enjoy the upgraded Skype chat experience!

    P.S.: If you wish to mute notifications, you can do so in the Settings panel under General > Skype > Notifications.

  17. Sucks.....

    Sucks.. Like sucks.. Every update it get worst.

    63 votes
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    68 comments  ·  General  ·  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

  18. Go back to old hotmail version - NO outlook

    I dont like neither of the Outlook templates, the beta or the actual version. I use to love my hotmail template with my marks emails appearing first and everything most simple. Now with Outlook if I don't see it on my iphone, some of thenew emails that aririves to me doesn't appear in my home page and I have to look for them on "search" and and if it was not enough the "send" botton stopped working a few days ago and they haven't solve it so I cants send emails if is not trhough te awful beta version.

    208 votes
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    130 comments  ·  General  ·  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

  19. Themes are not available with dark mode, also in dark mode the writing pan is still in light mode. make it dark.

    Themes are not available with dark mode, also in dark mode the writing pan is still in light mode. make it dark. Make it possible that one could add custom themes and wallpapers that are live. No transparency and no blur effects and fluent design in outlook.com

    18 votes
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    5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First of thanks for the great feedback! I just wanted to provide an update. As of today, you should start being able to select a variety of themes when you have dark mode enabled! This should help you get a bit more customization!

    Also rolling out soon is the ability to have compose in dark mode as well!

    hope this helps!

    David Los

  20. Ads

    I'm tiring of see ads in outllook, im my case on the right side of messages. If they can't be removed I am moving to gmail

    26 votes
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    53 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback, and for using Outlook.com.

    I just wanted to let you know that we do offer an Ad free experience of Outlook.com to all of our Office 365 subscribers. With the Office 365 subscription you get a wide range of benefits. This includes Skype calling, ability to install the Office client (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc), and finally ad free experience in Outlook.com

    Hope this helps

    David Los

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