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  1. Junk e-mail: block e-mail addresses using wildcards (eg *@*.can

    Junk e-mail: why can't you allow the user to block e-mails using a wildcard and only part of the e-mail address? I receive, EVERY DAY, emails from pharmacy<something>.can and I want to block @.can instead of wasting my time to block every single instance, every single day

    885 votes
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    310 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Return Receipt

    Return Receipt when e-mail is sent

    952 votes
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    182 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 72 votes
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    Under review  ·  31 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Block Sender

    You marked "completed" the "Block Sender" item that had over 1100 votes and many more comments. The solution you gave does not work when the email is already in the "Junk" email folder. Right clicking on items in the "Junk" folder opens the email. It does bring up the "Block" function, but still opens the email. Again, your solution addresses emails that are not already in the "Junk" folder. Please reopen this issue and give us a way to block emails without having to open them if they are already in the Junk folder based on your spam criteria. This…

    86 votes
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    Under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Select checkbox

    The Master checkbox used to only select what was on my screen, this made it easy for me to clear batches of email quickly. Now, the checkbox selects everything in a folder, even if I've not had a chance to see it. This is not helpful at all.

    40 votes
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    Under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. SAFE SENDERS BROKEN!!

    Safe Senders all deleted and cannot save new ones!!

    189 votes
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    72 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Scroll bar design limits accessibility

    Scroll bars are far too narrow, and making the bar mostly invisible makes it incredibly difficult for people with limited eyesight to see, and the tiny size can make it awkward to select.

    40 votes
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  8. Multiple Calendar Reminders

    I am looking at Office 365 as a viable alternative to Google Apps. One of the most useful features of Google Calendar is that I can have multiple reminders specified. So for instance my default is to receive a reminder 2 weeks ahead, 1 week ahead, 2 days ahead and 2 hours ahead.

    I can only see an option for one reminder on the Office 365 calendar and can't see how to add more. This is a serious omission. A basic calendar requirement in my opinion.

    279 votes
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    89 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Restore ability to create alias with hotmail.com -domain

    Years ago it was possible existing users to create alias with "hotmail.com"- or "outlook.com" -domain. Now it's only possible to create alias with "outlook.com"-domain.

    However new users (becoming Microsoft Account users) can choose their first email address between "hotmail.com" or "outlook.com" domains. I think this is unfair!

    Please, give existing users ability to create new aliases with "hotmail.com" -domain so users can choose between "outlook.com" or "hotmail.com" -domains.

    101 votes
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  10. Print calendar missing

    We would like to print the calendar for any range of dates and list all of the scheduled events date and time etc

    151 votes
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    41 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. I am unable to delete contact: Make the Delete button in Contacts actually do something. I want to delete old contacts but can't

    It would seem a good idea if the Delete button inthe contacts list actually allowed you to delete contacts that are no longer required.

    58 votes
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  12. email deletion

    EMail Deletion

    Why can't I delete the emails showing on the panel vs having to delete my entire Inbox?? I don't like having to click each one seperately.

    592 votes
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  13. 2 options for 'select all' checkbox: Select All in view vs everything

    In the old view I can select all, and have it select only the visible messages. With this new beta select all seems to select my entire inbox. I would like both options.

    302 votes
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    131 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Save to OneNote is missing!

    Add the One Note choice back as a location to either save or move to.

    103 votes
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    Under review  ·  40 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Please allow us to get rid of this 'Conversation History' folder. I have no use for it and it just takes up space.

    Allow us to remove the 'Conversation History' folder. I have no use for this and never will. Please allow us to delete it.

    787 votes
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  16. Desperately need a way to reorganize the folders in outlook.com

    Would like a way to re-arrange folders, current their is no way to organize the folders position, when you drag a folder it only allows it to become a sub folder, but I want to move the positions of the parent folders. such as Inbox, Custom Folder, Achieve, Custom Folder, Deleted, Junk, etc.

    102 votes
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    Under review  ·  thconsta responded

    Thank you for your feedback on the Outlook.com beta! We are considering this change and will reply back when we have an update.

  17. Show total number of items in folder (like in desktop Outlook)

    In Outlook 2010 and later, users can choose to display the total number of items in each folder (rather than the number of unread items). Please add this feature.

    129 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under review  ·  thconsta responded

    Thank you for your feedback on the Outlook.com beta! We are considering this change and will reply back when we have an update.

  18. Items deleted still show as unread

    If an e-mail was read only on a single click and deleted, it still shows as Unread in the Deleted Items folder. It makes more sense that it shows as Read?

    50 votes
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  19. React to window width. Be a responsive web page.

    Not good if you want to view in snap mode or on smaller widths as you've not included a responsive design.
    To actually use some features you have to view the website and on smaller devices it makes sense to cater for this.

    109 votes
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    7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback on the Outlook.com beta! We are considering a number of ways we should change the design based on screen size. We will reply back when we have an update.

  20. Quick Steps or Quick Actions

    On outlook 2016 I have set up a quick action where I can create a calendar or task directly from an email, copying all the content of the email to the event/task details. Could this be implemented onto the site ?

    120 votes
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