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!
JAMES MURRAY commented
New Outlook is disgusting. Put it back the way it was!!! Dislike the entire new Outlook!!
DON'T LIKE LIKE NEW SET UP
I absolutely hate this new format. Please bring back the old format and quit trying to make it 'better'. It is not.
dave g commented
Page dealing with junk mail is slowed/stopped due to a "script" loading problem coincidentally (?) with your changing of the junk mail page. Your message says that MY ad-blocker is at fault. I have made no changes and everything else is working as before.
wtf were you thinking? this new outlook is so user UNFRIENDLY, it is TERRIBLE. give me back the old outlook? have you ever heard the phrase, if it aint broke dont ******* fix it...
Lovisa Vikenadler commented
The new Outlook look is so un-user friendly! The folder hierarchy looks lumped together in on the laptop, and the adds and "Favorites" category takes up way too much room in the left hand menu. Everything is jumbled up together, the rules function doesn't work properly, and I hate that the app takes it upon itself to decide which emails in my inbox are priorities and which are "other". Messy!
My email runs super slow, since the change. To the point of being nearly unusable.
Why all these unnessary changes? Too much work. Last Office purchase for me.No improvement at all. Getting sick and tired of all those tiles und extra handling I need to do. When I want to reply to an email then I have to make a choise between reply, forward etc. Ridiculous!
I hate your new email now it is showing attachments and I can't get them to hide
Hotmail sucks now and I am changing emails thank you for screwing up my whole job I work from home and I pay for my email account and you have screwed it royally without my permission if you're going to keep messing things up for everybody you should at least give them the choice you guys suck at Hotmail!!!
new in box stinks. why cant you just leave peoples mail alone?
New Outlook is so bad I can't continue.
I will have to prioritize leaving Outlook.
Shame on you for ruining it.
Hate it too. I've had Outlook or msn.com mail for well over 20 years. About one month ago I lost two of my folders and can't get them back. I had some important saved emails in the folders. This never happened with the previous version.
The new Outlook is terrible. My efficiency has declined and that is bad for business. Please allow users the option to revert to the old version.
Céline Meyet commented
no change despite a lot of commentaries on the bad layout! why ask for them if it doesn't change anything?
I need the Classic BACK ASAP !! You have pushed the beta version and I lost ALL MY INFO IN THE CALENDAR, NOW EMPTY! I CANNOT WORK ANYMOREE
Just a general feedback. This new format sucks please go back to the way it was!!!
William Skinner commented
change to classic format.
William Skinner commented
go back to old format
Please the email back the way it was before today.
Before you make changes - not after - you should ask users if they want them