Get rid of the "focused/other" folders
Still don't like the "focused/other" distinction, especially since a lot of important stuff ends up in "other". There's already the junk folder to get rid of useless e-mails, I don't need another filter, especially one that decides for me what's important and what's not.
Thank you for your feedback on the Outlook.com beta! I fully understand that the Focused/Other feature is one that might take a little getting used to, and might not fit everyone’s workflow.
The good news I have is that you can turn this feature off yourself:
1. Go to Settings
2. Where it says Sort messages into Focused and other, toggle it to Off
Let me know if this doesn’t work. Please keep the feedback flowing, we’d love to make the beta experience an amazing one for you!
jeff king commented
I'm tired of the Focused and Other Inboxes! Just make them one Inbox like it used to be!
Please get rid of this Focused and Other nonsense. Just show me my mail and let me sort it or delete it as I see fit.
Why do I have two inboxes? Please just make one FOCUSED one. Thanks.
Why is it that every few years, Microsoft wants to shove their "Focused Inbox" down our throats? Why does Microsoft presume to know what emails are important to us and need to be "Focused" and others are just **** that needs to be relegated to "Other"? I use a different email address for **** email. All email that comes to this email address is important to me! They did this a few years ago and I had to waste time to figuring out how to get rid of the "Focused" inbox. Why can't Microsoft have the setup program keep our current settings for items that have not changed between the major updates? I hated the "Focused Inbox" then and I hate it even more now since Microsoft forced me to get rid of it a second time!
j venosa commented
"Other conversations" are a waste of time! Get rid of this feature!!
Caroline Elisa Audet commented
It's so not clear what Focus means, except a way to lose emails that aren't in "focus" whatever it is. Just give me straight "inbox" that's all I want.
ros hyde commented
I hate the Focused and other . Let me decide who is important and who isnt. Stop mucking around with hotmail.
Kathy Hurst commented
I HATE what you have done to MSN Outlook. Split my emails, other, focused is ****. I hate it. give me back to the old way.
I find the way you have separated messages in the inbox,focused and other to be a total waste of our time. It is really silly and not appreciated at all!!!!!~
Why do I need a Focused and Other inbox? That is what my junk mail is for. Hotmail doesn't do a good job determining what focused and other is anyway. It is also an extra button to click on/an extra folder to check when it should all be in one place. Not a fan at all.
focused emails....what kind of idiots are you people, and what makes you think that you can decide which of my emails are more important. Put all my emails in one Inbox you stupid ******* idiots.
Jeroen van Hulten commented
It should be turned off by default!!
Not that you have to take action to disable it.
I've never heard any one of our customers liked it, so it only causes us work to turn it off.
I think its really cool how you guys separated our inbox into focused and "other" plus we also have a junk folder. Its just GREAT having to check 3 different inboxes every single time I'm looking for an e-mail. I think its a great idea to arbitrarily divide up everything that's sent to me into separate folders without any say from me. I love wasting time looking for things. Way to go!
The articles are interesting but of no value. Outlook.com should show a single list of inbox emails from all sources and sorted only by time and date. It is that simple. I am one person and I want one single inbox. GMail does it automatically. Why not Microsoft which makes me hunt around every time I get a new email.
Hate the layout with "Prioritied" and other emails. I want them all in ONE page!
For some reason, as soon as I get a mail in my outlook, i get a notification through my app, but when i look for it about a month later, it seems that outlook decided to shove that email to the spam file and then, even if it was important, its gone.
Another annoyance is the partition of prioritized and others, because it doesnt file them how I want them to.
Another problem that Ive had, was that spam mail refused to stop putting a senders mail in the spam file, thus I couldnt use the outlook to converse with the person.
To be honest I´m starting to lean toward Gmail instead.
I want to see all my mail at one time - one inbox not a focused and other. I can't find things. I hate this set up! Fix it now and go back to the original.
Andy Jones commented
I HATE the focused/other inbox! Why in the world do I want to have to search two inboxes for emails? How do I turn this option off?!?
Is so annoying outlook changes things around without given us a option if we want to there is title name
Focused and Other I have no idea what is this for that its being put there. outlook has put some messages there and I am constanlty have to visit there to view for new ones this is not right!!!
Dan Miller commented
This seperated email SUCKS go back to the simple Inbox, Junk, Draft, Sent & Trash email set up and stop trying to complicate things.