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  1. Blocked email selected not being blocked

    blocked email not being blocked

    3,413 votes
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  2. I hate the way that you have changed my email screen, please can you change it back again and perhaps ask in future if I need to change it.

    I hate how you have changed my outlook screen. Please can you put it back to how it was. Perhaps you had better ask first in future before you change my things.

    68 votes
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  3. "Get Outlook on you phone for free" bulk

    COMPLAINT: There is no way shown to delete the "Get Outlook on your phone for free" message that automatically displays after deleting Individual Junk Emails.

    31 votes
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  4. Add option to remove Files/Groups folders from mail section

    Allow people to disable the Files folder and the Groups folder. Some people find they take up to much room on the

    51 votes
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  5. Files Folder

    The Files folder is now expanding by itself upon opening Outlook and causing everything to be slow to load.

    48 votes
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  6. New Search bar location doesn't work for me.

    I really don't like the new location of the Search bar in Outlook. I wish we had more control over these things. Not every idea is a good one and Microsoft's propensity for trying to control everyone's user experience is what drives users to Apple.

    23 votes
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  7. Return Receipt

    Return Receipt when e-mail is sent

    921 votes
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  8. dark mode issues

    The overall issue is darkmode is very hard to work with as a developer, until recently we could override certain things that were breaking but the recent update adds !important to the inlined styles so we can no longer fix the bugs it causes.

    A few of the bugs that we’re facing include...
    Light colours are adjusted but dark are not, leading to a lack of visual structure where contrast is being used.
    When dark text is applied to a light background image the text is made light but the background stays the same making it very hard to read …

    72 votes
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  9. Gmail Feature in outlook web not working

    gmail feature not working properly.

    Added gmail account. icon never shows up in left. clicking the mail+ icon then changes URL to outlook.live.com/mail/1/inbox but no longer have access to Microsoft inbox.

    23 votes
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  10. Outlook/Hotmail adding "folders" on its own to email?

    Where did this "Files" come from between my "Favorites" and my "Folders"? I don't need or want Word or Excel templates.

    12 votes
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  11. Annoying I-phoine picture in e-mail!!!!!

    annoying phone picture in e-mail needs to go now at the bottom in my "select to read" box, this is totally screwed up and very unnecessary, remove it now please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 votes
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  12. Hide Personmetadata for unread messages

    I would like to hide Personmetadata for unread messages in Outlook client.

    5 votes
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  13. Folder panel on the left doesn't stay open

    The folder panel on the let is closed by default and doesn't stay open when opened. This takes me two clicks for a folder change. Please add an option for that.

    2 votes
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  14. Unwanted "subscriptions".

    Anyway to "select all" of subscriptions and then "unselect" the ones I really subscribed to??????

    102 votes
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  15. Recover deleted outlook.com aliases

    Users should have a period of time - a week would be enough for many people - to undelete aliases that were deleted from accounts (often by kids on xbox.) When an account is closed, users have 60 days to change their mind - they should have a similar option when aliases are deleted.

    For an example of the problem this will solve, see this thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/my-hotmail-account-was-deleted-while-my-son-was/2250b864-3712-4813-b736-e896e8146c25

    20 votes
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  16. Junk Filters

    Your junk filters are so incredibly bad that I have to now send everything to junk and filter out from there. Wonder how and when outlook turned out to be so disappointing that now I have to look at using other email providers !

    3 votes
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  17. How do I turn off unwanted suggested replies?

    These suggestions are not what email is about. I feel they are an imposition.

    3 votes
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  18. SAFE SENDERS BROKEN!!

    Safe Senders all deleted and cannot save new ones!!

    180 votes
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  19. Folders ... Folders ... Folders !

    More the time goes, more you add folders without giving the user the ability to inhibit/control them. How about in the Advanced settings, a section specially for the Folder Settings ? ... would be definitely great. Thank you for your understanding.

    26 votes
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  20. Advertising microsoft mobile app in junk mail

    Why do you make me skip your ad for microsoft mobile app between every junk email. 50 times a day I have to skip your sales ad. If I wanted it I would have gotten it already. Going to make me switch everything to my gmail after using hotmail since 1998.

    4 votes
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