Immediate alert of email stuck in outbox
As the title suggests--instead of saving up all those easter eggs for someone to realize when they close outlook, why not prompt them AS IMMEDIATELY AS POSSIBLE that their email is stuck in the outbox?
Email is ALWAYS intended to be instant, correct? So why on earth is the rationale to not bother to alert the user until they end their work day? This is so opposite of rational it hurts me.
We had a user with over 10 emails stuck in outbox, WHILE the client even said connected and up to date. It gets better though--When he directed outlook to send the outbox again, it froze up and would not recover, forcing him to end task on it. When he started again, all 10 emails that were worked over a 4 hour period had vanished. MS just shrugged about it and asked me to tell him to save his work more often--despicable, and not something I'm about to tell a justifiably infuriated user.
If the user had been alerted about the very first email that he obviously had wanted to know didn't send instantly, our I.T. team could've assisted him with his issue before it snowballed and crashed outlook. It boggles my mind how many common sense functions like this have been entirely missed while MS wastes obnoxious time and resources working on countless features/functions/new interfaces they THINK we want.
Monnie Meland commented
yes...stuck anywhere on outlook!