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  1. Switch between accounts

    I have 2 Outlook.com accounts, 1 Office365 account, and 1 Gmail account I'd like to access through Outlook.com. Please allow me to switch easily between these accounts. I should be able to log in once, and link all of these together, and then switch between them easily. Currently I need to sign out and sign in to switch.

    378 votes

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    80 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Photo Hub find related email

    When I browse picture in the photo hub https://outlook.live.com/mail/photohub.aspx, I can't open the email related to the selected picture.

    Please allow opening the related email directly from the selected picture

    3 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for trying the Outlook.com beta! I’m happy to say that you should be able to open the related email now.

    There are two ways to get there:
    1. Before selecting a photo, hover over it. Click on the email icon that appears.
    OR 2. Click on a photo and see it in the previewer. Click on the “Show email” button near the top left.

  3. Include an 'archive' quick action

    One of the "quick actions" that appears when hovering over a message in the message list should be "archive."

    64 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello – First off, I want to again thank you for providing the feedback. I did want to update you and let you know that you can now add Archive to your quick actions when you hover.

    To do this follow these simple steps

    1) Click the Gear at the top right
    2) This loads the Quick Settings Pane, scroll to the bottom and Select View Outlook Options
    3) In this options dialog look at Customize Actions.
    4) You can now select what actions you want. You will notice that Archive is also listed.

    Hope this helps! Please keep the feedback coming.

    David Los

  4. please do not make the mail experience like your internet browser experience

    you just have to copy gmail to be better, you dont have to make outlook, live, hotmail worse than it already is, the other folder sends too many emails to that folder, it is very annoying, and that automatic window to see the emails while still seeing the list of emails on one side??? what the ****??? my computer gets frozen everytime because all those unnecessary things are too heavy and useless,

    1 vote

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  5. schedule sending email

    Hi,

    I'm surprise that this feature is not yet in Outlook. I would like the possibility to delay sending email to a specific time.

    Thank you

    551 votes

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    361 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Suggestion for @name not work (@mention)

    When I type @ followed by name from adress book then happen nothing (stay still in plain text)

    16 votes

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

    I am sorry for any bugs or problems you hit in the new Outlook.com experience.

    We have been working hard to address these issues. I just tested and confirmed that I am not seeing this problem any more.

    Can you give it another try and report back by opening up a new feedback thread or contacting support from within Outlook.com?

    Thanks

    David Los

  7. Block Sender Email Address Confirmation

    when you click on block to block a sender, display the email address it's blocking and a yes/no option to confirm. this is on the existing

    259 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Need to be able to add new folders

    Can't seem to add a new folder in "Folders" but can still do a sub folder. I don't want to do this, please allow this function to come back.

    3 votes

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    14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for using the Outlook.com beta! I’m pleased to inform that creating a new folder is something you can already do.

    Find the Folder Pane. Near the bottom there should be an item called New folder. Click that and give your new folder a name! :)

  9. Enable sorting by sender, dates, subject, etc. in the filter dropdown

    The filter tab in the earlier version allowed to sort by sender / subject etc. Please enable that

    4,853 votes

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    287 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    December 2017: Thanks for your patience and continued use of the Outlook.com beta! We roll out new improvements every week, and are elated to announce that a recent update opened up this feature to you! You now can sort your message list by Receive Time (default), Sender Name, and Message Size.

    We will continue to make other improvements to the Outlook.com beta experience; thanks for your support!

  10. Restore email address to message header

    The sender's email address has been removed from the header so that only the display name is disclosed. I know I can click on the display name but that is work.

    It also opens the door for spoofing if an attacker includes an email address in his display name though I have not tried to see if there is a mitigation in place.

    717 votes

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  11. Don't auto load first message

    Provide an option to not select an email by default during the initial load. Wait until a message is clicked on. I don't like to load spam etc... if it did not end up in the correct folder.

    1 vote

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  12. I never had intrusive audio ads before the beta. Ads are fine, AUDIO is not. Blasting commercials are a huge annoyance.

    Don't allow audio without permission. Ever. For anything. NO sound effects either. No springing audio from emojis and such. None.

    152 votes

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

    First off thanks again for using outlook.com and reporting your feedback on ads! As Lynn mentioned before, we do not allow ads with audio. We have been making sure that this does not happen going forward.

    Please let us know if you have any other problems with ads going forward.

    Thanks!

  13. Make it easier to reply from different aliases

    It's possible to enter full reply mode (instead of using quick reply, "add a message") and then show all options for aliases to reply from, but it's cumbersome.

    Please make the different aliases associated with my account more accessible to me from the quick reply and the full reply modes.

    326 votes

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    Completed  ·  25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Summary page/Highlight order/delivery details

    Outlook had a feature where it would pull out key information like delivery dates, package details etc (much like the flight details previously mentioned) This feature was great for quickly what you had going on and include them into the calendar automatically.

    Also, perhaps create a summary page that pulls out all details like these on to a single visual page, alongside and due tasks and events for the next 7 days.

    17 votes

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  15. 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.

    110 votes

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  16. Please bring back Delete All to Other Inbox

    It was easier to "Delete All" messages from "Other Inbox" in previous version. Now, select all has to be checked, delete has to be pressed, pop up asks if we're sure, then we can delete. Too many steps added.

    535 votes

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    20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, I want to thank each and everyone of you for providing such great feedback. As well as thank you for using outlook.com.

    I wanted to let you know that there is indeed an easy way to delete all items from the “Other” inbox. To do this, do the following

    1) Click On the Other Inbox icon at the top of the message list.
    2) Click the little circle that is to the left of Focused. This will select all items in Other.
    3) Click Delete at the top or in the reading pane to the right.

    Hope this helps!

  17. Still not opening PDF attached to emails.

    The only way to see them is to download them to OneDrive's email attachment folder (direct download of attachment don't working either).

    440 votes

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  18. Outlook.com Calendar app for Android and iOS

    There should be an Outlook.com calendar app in Android and iOS which allows other apps to be connected.

    Calendar UI needs some improvement by giving it a more modern look with better functionality.

    16 votes

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  19. Hide or collapse flagged / pinned messages

    Hi,

    It could be nice to have the possibility to hide/unhide flagged (important) messages from the list. Like that it would be much easier to see the message you just received now.

    Thank you

    226 votes

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    47 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, I would like to thank everyone for using Outlook.com and for providing all of this great feedback!

    We have been reviewing all of the varying feedback for pinned items. One of the things that we heard loud and clear was that you love Pinned Items, however lots of folks felt they were taking to much space up.

    We are happy to say that we have adjsuted the UI to make them very clear that they are pinned as well as reduce the size that they take in your message list.

    I hope that you enjoy these changes, and as always thanks for using Outlook and please keep the great feedback coming!

    David Los

  20. Spelling error in the onboarding tour in European Portuguese

    I don't exactly remember the details of this typo since I already viewed the "tour" for the Outlook.com beta and I believe I can't get it back. However, it had to do with the single occurrence of the word "refina" in European Portuguese, which I believe is in the context of refining search results. It should instead be spelled "refine." Using an example for a more technical explanation:

    • "Refina os resultados de pesquisa" means "refine the search results" if addressing the user informally, which is not the case for Outlook.com.
    • "Refine os resultados de pesquisa" means the same,…

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback on the Outlook.com Beta! We fully recognize that Outlook.com is used all over the world and work really hard to make sure the experience is amazing in all supported languages.

    I’ll get this piece of feedback to the team. Muito obrigado!

    Update August 25: This is now fixed.

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