Annoying colorful circles near the emails
Keep the old look
Thanks for the feedback! The colorful circles are what we call Sender Images. If you have a photo for that contact, it will be displayed when you have an email from them. When you don’t have a photo the circles are filled in with color and the initials of the sender.
Now I totally understand that you don’t like them! I know not everyone enjoys every feature we introduce, however we do offer flexibility by disabling them if you don’t like them.
To turn these off do the following:
1) Click on the Gear in the upper right hand corner
2) In the Quick Settings Pane that opened look for Sender Photos
3) You can enable or disable the Sender photos right there.
Thanks for the feedback, and please keep it coming!
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I rated the likelihood of suggesting outlook to others as 1.
The reason being the horrible UI design,
Very limited user customisation, even the provide themes only effect the top bar and buttons, I want to be able to have themes that change the view port and side bars as well.
We do not even get the ability to set out of office reply's.
Lot more I just cant be bothered listing them all because this will be filed under QQ.
agnes Chan commented
I find the new look too confusing and I would to restore to the former outlook as I am not happy with the present one.
Just wanted to let you know that whoever you turned loose on live.com has royally ****** it up!
Rob Siedschlag commented
I do not like this new outlook, It is wonky and unreliable, at best. My screens do not refresh when I delete, I can't reply/forward from within the email unless I close it and open it back up several times and I can't perform simple functions like deleteing certain e-mails and then sending others to my junk folder without getting out and going back into that folder. This new outlook sucks!!!!
Kathi Thomas commented
Don't like layout. Like regular format, but have to switch to beta to see attachments
just make it semple
have more competition, I'm sick and tired of outllook and microsoft, I can no longer transfer mails from my inbox to other folders or forward mails to others, I'm fed up of focussed and non focussed inboxes which means I have to look in 2 places rather than One, microsoft is a pain in the ****.
ARE THERE ANY SOFTWARE DESIGNERS LEFT IN THE WORLD? ARE THERE ANY SOFTWARE DESIGNERS LEFT AT MICROSOFT? Do any of you remember the old Software saying " garbage in garbage out"? With regard to some rules to allow users to block incoming emails from all of their folders, (block rules) Microsoft has failed as innovators, designers, and programmers. Sad for such a great company. I can't believe the rule choices available today, it looks like they don't even check emails in the junk folder, they only check for a work in a subject or whatever, there should be some logic lexicon, syntax analysis, etc, get real, and there should be an action option of block, not just put it in the junk folder, the rule should allow users to block the email from ever getting to the junk folder. does microsoft run analysis routines to see what everyone is blocking from their junk folders? Do they look for trends in blocked items to quickly write a global block of the real source sender not some random generated string of numbers email address. I could go on and on. I look at the **** that should be blocked and I see fantastic opportunity to write code that would eliminate 98% of the junk, then you could give bonuses to the analyst that can catch the other 2%. You should be analyzing what is blocked and adding global block rules on an hourly basis. and not just if the "word" is in the subject move it to junk folder. what a joke. it should be is the syntax string analyzed for "nonsense" or meets a string of tests that is "******" junk, then block it don't just put it in the junk folder. come on you guys, we were writing better code in the 1960's than you guys are today.
I am having a lot of glitches with this new update. especially when writing, it moves the courser in different location, and its loading is glitchy, and it sends back some of my e mails that I send to other people.
I find this version of Outlook web mail to be nearly unusable due to it's latency to even highlight a word and try to replace it by typing in the change. I will not use it again.
This new version feels like it is totally designed for a cell phone, which is fine, for those using it on a phone. But for me, on my laptop, prefer the general layout of the previous version.
You asked why I wouldn't recommend Microsoft to anybody. Here's another reason. You make changes to your product that just blows away my previous settings. I once had rules set up to help manage my email. I now discover that with the latest update, those rules have been wiped out.
Graham Dixon commented
I am really getting ****** ff with this "upgrade" I used to know where everything was now it nearly impossible to find ANYTHING
a typical MICROSHIT **** UP
LizBeth Wilson commented
Awful system. E mails disappear, doesn't show all sent items. Can't find actions - everything has been moved to silly places. Have tried it twice. Will not be using again
Sistem need to correct BETA.
Please dont like outlook beta
John Semple commented
It too much like office 360 mail and I liked this version of outlook because it was plain jane and not flashy. In my opinion you've ruined outlook and if this is the future I'm leaving it.
This is pretty confusing how the email is laid out. I received one email which was forwarded to me with email chain. It showed divided into multiple sections very confusing as to what comes first what comes next. The non-beta version doesn't have this feature and is a LOT better
If something isn't broken leave it alone.
Rosie Peterson commented
I don't like the new set up