Keep it simple.
Email isn't for emojis & bright colors. Keep it clean and simple. There's too much noise everywhere else in the world.
I use my personal email to communicate with friends and family. I don't need to be entertained and over stimulated by gimmicks. I just want to send a message and easily find the ones I've received.
First off, I want to thank each and everyone of you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback on the new experience.
I know that a few different topics got merged down into this suggestion, so I wanted to offer some broad guidance on how you might configure the new experience to get it to look more like what you want.
Lets start off with the feedback about not wanting the bright colored circles, emojis, and joyful animations. All of these can be disabled. Click on the gear in the top right hand corner, this will load the quick setting pane. From here first disable the Sender Photos. This removes the colored circles with initials.
Then continue to scroll down and select view all Options. In this options page select Compose and Reply. In this page look for Joyful animations. turning this off will eliminate the animations that pop up when you see words like Congrats, or Happy Birthday!
Finally I wanted to offer some tips for folks that don’t like the reading pane or conversation view. Again back on the main page click the gear in the top right. On this quick settings pane you might try disabling the different options. Start with Reading Pane. This will put your mail back into the traditional single line view and when you click on the message it opens in the full screen.
Secondly you might try disabling conversation view if you don’t like everything in a merged format.
Hope this helps, and please keep the feedback coming!
It's so difficult to manage multiple email accounts. Visualization it's more complicated,
I'm using hotmail as my favorite account, I have yahoo and Gmail accounts, but I only use hotmail.
Please keep it simple!!!!!!
The lines are too big. IT used to be only one line for one e-mail but now 3 lines for one email which makes it harder to fit more emails in one page and you need to scroll, please keep it simple. Please also have less vertical columns. This is confusing and making my eyes tired to find something. No need to have that much vertical lines. Again please keep it simple.
In general please stop making changes every couple of months. In general please keep it simple.