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show date and time of our reply to a message

Lost feature: in the Classic version, showing at the top of a received message isa notation of the date and time when we replied to that message. It used to say, "you replied 10/19/2018, 7:34 am." Once I saw that confirmation, I knew whether to delete or move that received email from my inbox.

This feature is important, as it confirms not only that I have replied and that the message was sent successfully, it allows me to easily reference that reply in follow up emails. I can easily search for and confirm the content of my reply by accessing via date and time.

As I've noted in some of my other feedback on this site, this feature was not a luxury, not a "nice to have." It is essential to keep the features that we have relied on.

And again, why roll out a product that is so amazingly deficient of all the boilerplate, minimum features we've had before, if you are actually planning to include these features? (I'm referring to the messages from Admins that I keep seeing here that say, "thank you for your feedback, we're working on this important feature."). It makes no sense to have wiped these out in the first place, only to add them back in if you get a ton of complaints. that is not customer service.

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Completed  ·  AdminPhilip Loh (Outlook Web Advocate, Outlook.com) responded  · 

This has been reintroduced to Outlook Web. You will see the date and time of your reply if you turn off Conversations. If you have Conversations on, you will instead see your actual reply as an item in the thread.

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  • Molly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I LOVED having the date of when I send and recieved emails, I am so thankful it's back.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What happened to the message "You replied to this email on XX/XX/2019". Very handy to know. It's a pain to search your sent mail.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have never used the Conversation mode. Until recently, I could see the little arrow that indicated I had responded, thought the date etc no longer showed. NOW the arrow indicating that I had replied is no longer showing. Outlook has become so erratic that I no longer know what to expect. Just renewed for another year, but I may spend this year transferring to another provider (heaven's no, not Google).

  • bluelionman fantasy-sports-games commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    E-mails no longer show the reply symbol in lists when I do a search of my folders/inbox - I want that feature back so I know what e-mails I've already responded to and which are still outstanding for me to reply to.

  • dragster_73 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Since the change my Inbox emails no longer show "Responded to" at the top of a email that I've already responded to. How do I know if I've already responded to a email message?

  • goldenparkresort@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear developers.
    with the new update for outlook, when i open a sent mail, i can't recognise if it was replied or not form that screen as the previous version.( you can see on the top of the mail that this is a replied mail or not) can you please redo this.
    now when i open an email,i can't know if its replied or not unless i look it up in the sent folder

  • evan-104 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Messages no longer reference at the top that they were replied to/forwarded, previously. Use to say something like - "you replied to this message on 11/27".

  • Sharon Trimm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dates and the time are absolutely essential please put date and time on all messages and replies. I wish I could have the old outlook back.

  • Carole commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is a list of things which I now hate, in fact I think I should move to a more user-friendly system. I click on an action, and nothing happens, click again and still nothing, and when wanting to get a New Message, well, I might as well go out shopping and come back when it appears. It is dreadful and driving me mad.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Post comment as Anonymous please _ Common sense has gone for good in this world of idiots who can't read and can't count without a calculator. Don't move to Google because they are just as bad. give us They love all this "we are protecting your privacy stuff that is actually helping the conmen Two weekends in a row I have been disconnected from my accounts because of this sites brilliant updates and Google give us back the bulk block feature also.

  • Judy Terryn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add back the feature that states the email has been replied to with the date and time of the reply. Agree with poster above, this feature is essential to managing email.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why doesn't Outlook show you if you have replied or forwarded a message anymore?

  • Maria commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This was a very helpful feature, to know if and when (date and time) I replied to emails (would've been even better if recipients were listed for Forwarded messages) without now having to go back to the inbox to see this tiny reply arrow or to sift through my sent mail, which is increasingly impossible to maneuver.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can't see anymore if I have replied to email. You must really be idiots. Why "upgrade" to make your product worse?

  • bluelionman fantasy-sports-games commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    just been updated in new outlook dont like how you no longer show when i already replied to an e-mail and what date i replied. Please sort that out just the little reply arrow dont give enough info in old box when hovering over reply arrow it showed date and time when replied now you cant do that.

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