Expand the 'move to' list of folders, and also add New Folder
Users need to have the ability to move emails to any folders, not just the few shown when you click on 'move to'. The current version of Outlook allows you to expand the folder list so users can find the folder they want to move emails to, but the beta version got rid of that function.
Update November 2017:
We recently updated the Move to dropdown (in the command bar) and the Move to context menu item to prioritize your most-recently used folders. We believe this is an improvement that you will prefer over the fixed alphabetized list.
To create a new folder, simply use the New folder item in the folder pane.
Please enjoy the rest of Outlook.com!
For people who have many folders and use "move to" command often would be much convenient and time saving to have all folders visible at once (with scroll button for example) without clicking on "more" or expend etc. It is really annoying when you have to sort many e-mails and you always need to click "more" because you use more "most-recently used" folders then is on the list. And it's not only for the beta, as someone said earlier very old version was the best.
Nabil Naccache commented
Personally I do not see this as an improvement; more like a regression.
Now I'll have to look first at the top of the prioritized list, and if it's not there start searching elsewhere. I see no value in this complicated scenario. Normally we do not have *that many* folders that warrant a prioritized list. Stick to alphabetical list of folders, and save the cpu cycles for smarter things. Keep it simple!
Beta version is to "cure". Older version was more functional and easy to use as discussed in many comments below. Truncated "move to" list is a big deficiency in the Beta version.
Carey Berryman commented
Give us the ability to scroll through our entire list of folder by default please.
Maurice del Prado Jr commented
100% agree. "Move to" button in beta only shows short, fixed list. Pre-beta version showed previously used 10 or so folders. I've not switched to the beta for this reason alone.
I agree that we do not need all these complications. Just make it as easy as it was or better: RETURN TO an old format and familiar signs and signals and processes.
The way you have it now is INSANE!
Sue Morris commented
Loathe this version. Cluttered, messy, pointless colours. As for the contacts page - what is wrong with simplicity? All those colours instead of a simple, easy to access list. Give people the option of keeping the original version, rather than this mess.
BARBARA TELISCHAK commented
could not added to move to folder list
BARBARA TELISCHAK commented
problems with move to folder lists
could not expand list
deanna alpert commented
Allow all pages of an email to be printed from Outlook
Bring back the list of recent folders to which mails were moved recently rather than the folders which were accessed recently which seems to be the case now.
same, same - we like what we have!
Gaby Juarez commented
Also keep the ability to create rules when moving your items to a specific folder.
I like the search function here and would like that to stay, as long as the list of folders is updated each time to show the most frequently used folders. Also, when you search if you have 2 folders with the same name it doesn't differentiate them based on hierarchy of folders. Example: I have my kids names as separate folders under a School folder and a Sports folder.
Bryan Alvarez commented
Bring the last 6 or 8 choices to the top and leave them there until you choose a new move location like the old version. This is a big help when you handle lots of email.
The short list of folders to move to includes a folder I last added to in 2005 and does not include a folder I move stuff to maybe 5 times a week. Expanding the list would be great - allowing me to control the list of folders would be great - using an algorithm that says "maybe lets not show this old folder" would be great. What it is today would not be great. thanks.
Add keyboard short cuts to move mails to folders.
John Hopstaken commented
I agree with the comments of the others on this matter. Please restore the old Move To functionality and enhance it with the search option.
I also added my own comment regarding the Move To functionality in a separate issue. See:
Dawna Maud commented
I have tried many times to get my calendar to stay in my focus instead of the other.