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!
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
According to the Nov 20th 2018 reply, they're saying they don't care how we feel about the subject.
I've given up on Outlook/Hotmail. I'm going to another source.
At least they won't censor me needlessly and my emails won't take 2+ days to be received or delivered.. It also won't be disregarded when there's a popular opinion. I've replied with my problems on numerous uservoice forums that are begging for the classic view back because it didn't lag, composing was actually possible, and you had little to no delay in receiving emails. Now it takes 5+ minutes to empty your spam folder too. Thanks, Outlook, for making us customers feel appreciated.
What happened. I just logged into outlook today and there are squares all over the place with no descriptions. I can't do anything
Wenn ich auf eine Mail antworten will, erscheint der Sende-Button nicht, sondern immer nur "antworten" - und ich schreibe nur Entwürfe!
Hab keine Zeit, mich durch all die idiotischen Foren zu klicken, also bitte....!!!!!!
Alfred Smith commented
Still need to be able to do new emails.
Experiencing blinking on & off screen, slow and shaky operation ever since this new outlook system was released. I've had to open a gmail account and shift everything over there. Very bad. Very, very bad! Why would Outlook release something that is worse? I'm guessing that somehow it's better at collecting our foot-prints.
je veux le retour à l'ancienne version. Trop de problèmes à expliquer avec la nouvelle version. Si ce n'est pas possible, je n'utiliserai plus mon adresse e-mail outlook.
Carol Pruitt commented
Why CAN,T YOU PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE YOU ***** IT UP
Can't even run rules on existing messages in my Inbox on this new version... Don't force users to use a beta product when it doesn't contain all the functionality existing in the previous (working!!) version!!
Typing a new message is so difficult because it doesn't open fully so you can see what you're typing and it also jumps erratically when trying to type. EVERYTHING about this version is terrible!