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  1. Impossible to write emails

    It is more likely a bug than anything else but I still want to clarify that it is impossible for me to write a mail!

    12 votes
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  2. Leave the folder column the way it is.

    You've messed up a perfectly functional folder column that shows the folders I want to see in favor something else. Leave it alone.

    28 votes
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  3. too big

    Everything was too big - it made navigation hard since all of the windows were maxed out in my screen... Microsoft, you guys really are producing some bad products. It might be time to take some cues from Apple...

    17 votes
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  4. appear offline/ invisible option

    ability to appear offline/ invisible option

    40 votes
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  5. Message forward is really confusing - I couldnt figure out where to put the destination address

    Forwarding the email is really confusing, I couldnt figure out where to add the email address

    13 votes
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  6. gmail

    I've kept my hotmail for years--even though I have gmail and yahoo--because it's simple. I know how to use it, I know what functions I need, and I know how to navigate. Change is not always good. You're trying too hard to compete with gmail, and those who haven't switched over are staying with Outlook for a reason. Please stop messing with a good thing! It's the trademark of Microsoft, and needs to stop!

    13 votes
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  7. allow different profile names for each email alias

    This has been requested many times before, please allow different email alias to use different profile names. Also when changing profile names let it immediately update to the alias. There is a genuine reason for this, many people have alias's where they aren't known by the same profile name and it just gets confusing for those receiving it who often delete the email.

    62 votes
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  8. looks too crowded

    The layout on the main inbox page looks too crowded however the quicker email loading time is plus. Personally I prefer the current version of outlook over the beta.

    24 votes
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  9. Duplicate or Copy and Paste Event

    Please add the capability to duplicate a calendar event (not the same as repeat).

    It could be done by right-clicking on an existing event, or by openning it and selecting to duplicate from an option menu.

    Then allow changes to the newly duplicated event before saving.

    38 votes
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  10. There is no way to change the from email address. I have 3 emails accounts, but I was unable to choose what email address to reply from.

    There is no way to change the from email address. I have 3 emails accounts tied to the account, but I was unable to choose what email address to reply from.

    12 votes
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  11. 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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  12. too big

    Everything is too big and you can't see enough emails at once. I haven't investigated if this can be changed because I feel it should be default to see as much of your inbox as possible.
    Also, a feedback on your current setup, when the browser is in half-screen adverts take up way too much of the screen. I can live with an ad down the side, but when it covers the whole bottom fifth of my screen it becomes excessive.

    25 votes
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  13. need more space to read messages

    More space to read the messages. Apareance very beautiful.

    10 votes
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  14. Complicated and Crowded View

    The new version is super congested and crowded. The attachment list shown with the subject of the email makes it even more crowded and only 4-5 mails can be seen in the Inbox list at a time which is also a negative point. The vertical mails & calendar bar in most left also contributes to giving the page a congested look.

    13 votes
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  15. too hard to see many emails at a glance

    I am having trouble seeing all my new email at a glance. I have to look closely at the new ones too much before deleting and much of my inbox is stuff I want to immediately delete. The chatter of colors, different texts, difficult to see check circles, etc make the entire process of checking in quickly almost impossible.

    20 votes
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  16. Stop thanking us for reporting phishing scams every time we report 1. After being told that reporting phishing scams helps once, we get it.

    Stop thanking us for reporting phishing scams every time we report one. After being told that reporting phishing scams is helpful the first time, we get it. Needing to close that pop up every single time is I report a phishing scam is highly annoying.

    222 votes
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  17. Deleting messages

    I don't like that you can't delete messages and keep other messages. It doesn't give the option to deselect messages you want to keep.

    6 votes
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  18. After moving or deleting message, do not open next message. Instead, return to message list in that folder.

    Restore the option, "after moving or deleting an item, return to message list." The only 2 choices currently (and in the beta) are either "open the next item" or "open the previous item." (The Beta shows a 'greyed out' third option of 'don't show any item.' Why is it not available?) There used to be a third choice (before hotmail became outlook online): "go back to message list" (of the folder you are in, not necessarily the main 'inbox'). Please restore a third option of "go back to message list" (and 'don't show any message, unless clicked on'). Sometimes we…

    41 votes
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  19. not enough space to read the entire subject line (and if I expand the inbox area, then I need to adjust it again when reading email too smal

    not enough space to read the entire subject line (and if I expand the inbox area, then I need to adjust it again when reading email too smal

    12 votes
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  20. I find the new message layout a bit of an assault on the eyes

    I find the new layout a bit of an assault on the eye, it looks over engineered, too much colour, added avatar/icons on the left. Too many type styles. The older style was much easier to scan messages & know their status. Having the date on the right was nicer than the new layout showing 'yesterday' etc.

    The older style had a much cleaner design, more functional. The new one looks like a hark back to the old Microsoft... now where's that paperclip...

    28 votes
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