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  1. Find all emails from a sender

    I frequently get multiple emails from a sender in one day or daily emails from a sender. In the previous version, I could hover over the first line of an email in the Inbox and a context menu would appear. Then I could select "find" and handle all emails from that sender from the results screen. I don't see how to do that in the beta.

    I'll probably have to leave the beta version because I can't do this type of "find".

    413 votes
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    118 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! This feature is planned and will come to the beta in a future update. We will reply back when it is available.

  2. The "Top Results" items when searching aren't sorted by date, which is confusing.

    It appears the Top Results items are sorted algorithmically based by relevance (?), but that ends up being counterproductive - especially when I know I want the most recent response to a set of threads with a unique keyword.

    I've found myself searching multiple times and overlooking the result because it is at the bottom of the Top Results list even though it is the newest reply/thread.

    You're already pulling out these as the most likely results - I don't see the benefit of sorting such a short list by relevance vs. something like date.

    197 votes
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  3. Searching is very difficult in mail software. It should search a persons mail/ subject/contents in all mails including archive

    Searching is very difficult in mail software. It should search a persons mail/ subject/contents in the body of the mails. The search should include inbox as well as including archive mails.

    173 votes
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  4. Drag and drop for contacts and recepients

    just noticed that, the drag and drop features in recipients (to, cc, bcc) is somehow disabled

    168 votes
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  5. In search results get rid of "top results" section

    When I search I want only one list of results so I can follow conversation with one person quickly. Top results is useless as I don't know what is missing there. I want all messages, excluding deleted folder, sorted by date with the most recent on top.

    147 votes
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  6. 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.

    119 votes
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    21 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.

  7. Automatic Expanding Folders

    When moving an e-mail to a folder that has been expanded, passing over other (collapsed) folders makes them expand automatically immediately. This can move the desired destination folder off the page - most annoying. Folders should only expand after the mouse has hovered over for a certain period of time.

    114 votes
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  8. Search result is not chronological

    If I search something I want the emails to be listed chronological.
    This is not the case at the moment.

    90 votes
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  9. Mass Delete Problems

    Imagine you have 50 emails and you have 5 mails of interest.
    so i want to delete remaining 45 emails.
    in the beta, i need to click 45 times on each email delete them.
    which sucks.

    87 votes
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  10. need easy way to add sender to safe sender list or block list or address book.

    Highlight , right click , dropdown appears, select,
    Add sender to safe list,
    Add senders domain to safe sender list,
    Add sender to block list,
    Add senders domain to block sender list,
    Add sender to address book.

    86 votes
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  11. New feedback

    I need to find how to search my blocked list to see if I mistakenly blocked it. There is no help answer.

    66 votes
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  12. Show search results for email attachments

    I find that in Outlook, Search does look in the subject and contents. But the results include email with attachments. I can't find the searched word in the attachment or anywhere in the email. It needs to be more clear where the matching search is in attachments.

    It looks like you display the search results for conversations, which is good.

    66 votes
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  13. Delete all from sender

    I can't find the delete all from the same sender option

    60 votes
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  14. Cannot delete the suggested contacts

    Cannot delete suggested contacts in To: when sending email. I have to switch back to the old version to delete them.

    49 votes
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  15. I want the ability to turn off "Suggested Contacts" when I start typing in the TO field.

    Most of the emails I send are one-offs to business addresses and customer service. I do not want outlook.com to remember/suggest any of addresses to which I have sent email that are not in my contacts...you took away this preference to not remember which used to be in "Advanced Privacy Settings."

    48 votes
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  16. folder list

    List of folders available to "move to" should list all of them (when right clicking on message and using "move" command, or using "move" from the command bar.

    48 votes
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  17. No sound

    Incoming mail sound is not functioning. Checked my settings and it was on, but just tested it and no sound.

    42 votes
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  18. Email search feature non-functional

    Currently the search feature is non-functional. When something is entered into the SEARCH block, Outlook.com says that it's "Searching . . ." but no results are ever shown. THIS IS IMPORTANT - NO WAY TO FIND PREVIOUS EMAILS FROM THE SAME SENDER.

    41 votes
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  19. Search Old / Older email

    I am wondering where some of my older emails went to. I know I didn't delete them, but they don't show up is search. I'm guessing your software deletes emails that are older than a certain date. How do I recover these emails.

    37 votes
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  20. Unable to find contact for email 'send to' and is in my people contact list

    New email address entry does not find a contact in my contact list. Definately in my 'People' contacts, but not able to find when sending an email.

    34 votes
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