Want Classic Back!
Title: Want Classic Back: I want switched back to classic view. There is no option for me to switch to classic. I was forced to use beta. Please make it an option to choose.
First off, I just want to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time and providing feedback on the new Outlook.com experience. I totally appreciate that updates can often be frustrating when things change. I also want to thank everyone that has provided feedback over the course of the Beta to ensure that we address feedback.
With that being said, I do want to offer some types/advice on some options that you can select to get a view that is more in line with the old experience. This includes turning off the Colored bubbles :)
First click on the Gear in the top right hand corner. This will load the Quick Settings Pane. This pane includes all of the key features that are likely different between the old experience and the new experience.
To get a view that is similar to the old view I would turn off the following: Conversation View, Reading Pane (set to Hide), Sender Image (these are the colored initial circles), Group by Date (these are the date headers in the message list), and finally Attachment Preview.
Once these are off, the view should look VERY similar to the old experience.
Again please keep the feedback coming, the entire team is reviewing every submission and we are working on bringing additional improvements.
Some of these include, Density settings (this will help those that want a more compact view), updated spam/junk settings, Chat improvements, and much much more.
Thanks again for using Outlook.com!
Sidney Beauchamp commented
By the way we where tricked into changing permanently to the beta, the button said try me not switch permanently. It is an bully type of practice that is not well received.
Sidney Beauchamp commented
The beta is not welcomed. Your useless gadgets make the calendar unproductive. Productivity is what the calendar is used for and if you insist on forcing it down our throat, we will change as the pain of using you products is getting closer and close to the pain of changing providers the number of lost customers will start to manifest in significant numbers and by then people will not come back.
Please tell me how I can go back to the classic view. Apparently you have arbitrarily switched me to the beta version or some other user NON-friendly something. Why force something on your users just because you can?
Please give us option for Outlook Classic. The Beta Calendar particularly, which I did not choose, changed on its own, does not work for me. It does not give me the options I had with Outlook Classic. Instead of improving the calendar, it's much worse! It is not user friendly and is extremely frustrating. I have used & loved Outlook for over 20 years and have not switched to Yahoo or Gmail because it worked so well for me. Now, not so much. Hate the new Outlook Beta, especially for the Calendar. Bring back Classic or at least give us the option to revert to it.
I hate beta. Want the classic back. Have no beta button to change it back. Help me get classic back. Have tried everything and nothing works. Thank you.
Your advice is just rubbish, as you already know - the changes to the view you suggest make no real difference and certainly don't make it look like the Classic view.
Ever since you took over Hotmail, your objective has been to run it down by making it less and less usable - why else would you roll this rubbish out without telling anyone? You want to run it down so that people leave it and eventually you can close it and force everyone who is still persevering with Hotmail to have to buy something more expensive from you.
You don't care about customers. You never have. Stop lying and admit why you are deliberately making Hotmail and outlook.com harder and harder to use, against the wishes of so many of your customers.
I've confirm that all of the changes you suggest are on my account ... and it still doesn't look like the old Hotmail/Outlook mail. Please, please, please let us have the old format back!! Why can't this be an option?? If you really ARE reading every comment, then please listen and make the previous version available!! We just don't understand why the changes were made. I'm wasting so much time with the new format. It is not helpful or user friendly. What can we do to get the old format back??
I hate the "new" email. Please give us back the "classic" view. Or at least reactivate the link that allowed us to have the classic view: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=853938
I'd Like To Have My Old Version Back Of Outlook Mail
I hate your layout and want Classic Back Like everyone else.
The new Hotmail is awful. Very, very slow, and cluttered looking. Give me back the old Hotmail!
Absolute garbage and no sense of concern for your consumers when one of the most top voted feedback threads are completely ignored.
Anyone reading this, it's time to change services. We can't stand for this any longer.
Ik wil de oude klassieke versie terug van de agenda. De nieuwe versie van de agenda is zoveel onduidelijker.
Bernard Greenberg commented
Both "..." items (for menus) are nonfunctional, both in the header toolbar and in the reply lower toolbar. Safari, Mac Mojave. Everything was fine last night. This version is cripplingly nonfunctional! Please revert and re-develop ASAP!
I guess I'll be switching to a new site. Beta Outlook is ****.
We are extremely frustrated with this change. It is not at all the same. Please give us the option to choose. Beta was a terrible idea!
MARCIA HUTTON commented
never seen such a mess as this new outlook, it crashes, bleeps in and out, hard to open items, locks up, have to go to another site to print !!!! Just an all around not good upgrade!!!!
I DO NOT WANT TO USE MY MAIL BECAUSE OF THE NEW LOOK WHICH IS VERY BAD !
I CANNOT USE IT ANYMORE. IT IS SO COMPLICATED ! THE OLD ONE WAS PERFECT !!!! I WANT IT BACK !!!!
Read emails from the past are showing up as unread, this program is ******, I want my old outlook back.