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  1. Block Sender Email Address Confirmation

    when you click on block to block a sender, display the email address it's blocking and a yes/no option to confirm. this is on the existing

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  2. Hide or collapse flagged / pinned messages

    Hi,

    It could be nice to have the possibility to hide/unhide flagged (important) messages from the list. Like that it would be much easier to see the message you just received now.

    Thank you

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    46 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, I would like to thank everyone for using Outlook.com and for providing all of this great feedback!

    We have been reviewing all of the varying feedback for pinned items. One of the things that we heard loud and clear was that you love Pinned Items, however lots of folks felt they were taking to much space up.

    We are happy to say that we have adjsuted the UI to make them very clear that they are pinned as well as reduce the size that they take in your message list.

    I hope that you enjoy these changes, and as always thanks for using Outlook and please keep the great feedback coming!

    David Los

  3. Missing block for select all in Junk folder

    JUNK select all needs block button

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    60 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry for the late response on this one! It totally fell off our radar to close out.

    I just wanted to let you know that you can in fact bulk mark as phishing or block from the junk folder.

    If you select multiple or select all you can use the not junk drop down at the top of screen and select block.

    Hope this helps!

    David Los

  4. password change

    Hello, My password has been compromised. But since my security info was linked with my old job email. I cant send code there. But if i change my security info to my cellphone,, it will take 1 month to validate! That means I can't change my password during 1 month! What should I do?
    Please help!
    Thank you!
    Qian

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    3 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  5. External images are accessed violating privacy and security

    Outlook automatically fetches external images in email I have received. This is a privacy issue because it may tell the sender that the email reached me. This is a security issue because may of these messages, from senders both trustworthy (i.e. financial institutions with which I do business) and untrustworthy (marketing email) disclose sufficient information in web bugs and other external references to allow a third party to capture PII.

    What makes this more puzzling is that some emails have a header reporting that external references have been blocked because the sender isn't in the safe senders list. These include…

    144 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there – Thanks again for all of the feedback and for using Outlook.com.

    I just wanted to let you know that there is indeed an option to block images from loading from anyone not on your safe sender list.

    Go into the Settings, select Junk Mail and look under the filter section. The second option will block all images from loading unless you explicitly say.

    thanks!

  6. No info about "Suspicious" activity

    Was temporarily locked for "Spamming." Please show me which mails was considered spam, so I can actually TELL if someone else was trying to use my account, or if its just because of my ongoing support ticket with another company.

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    1 comment  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  7. spam from umich.edu

    I can't receive emails from xxxxxx@umich.edu, Umich.edu told me that this is because the spam filter of outlook. Could you please double check that? And how can I receive this email?

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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  8. where is the multi select option so i can quickly delete emails? Also marking stuff for junk mail doesn't work I continuously get flooded

    where is the multi select option so i can quickly delete emails? Also marking stuff for junk mail doesn't work I continuously get flooded with emails from the same person and they are junk! when I mark it junk it should stay junk unless I remove it.

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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  9. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  10. Preview Pane - Options to disable, resize and move locations

    I am very fond of my privacy and am not happy about the fact that everything shows a preview. (even with the 'Hide reading pane' option selected) Please implement the option te let us choose wether or not we want our e-mails to be previewed!
    e.g.: The first e-mail in my private inbox folder is an e-mail with pictures of a new bra my wife bought, of wich she is very proud.
    When I then am sitting next to my coworker and open Outlook to show him the pictures of my fishing trip last weekend, my wife's new bra is…

    315 votes
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    184 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks you very much for using outlook.com and for taking the time to provide all of the great feedback. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that there are now some additional options that should address the feedback in this posting.

    1) You are now able to disable or enable the Reading Pane. This can be done right from the Quick Settings Menu. Just click the Gear in the top right

    2) You are also able to change the location of the reading Pane. Instead of Just to the right you can also select on the bottom. Again this is found under the Gear menu in the top right.

    3) Also, some folks have asked to make sure that no message is selected by default when you sign-in to Outlook.com. This setting is also an option.

    To select that follow these steps:

    Click the Gear in the…

  11. reading pane

    There should always be an option to have the reading pane below the message list. If there is not, I will no longer use hotmail. Of course, I only use it for my junk email now anyway as Inbox by Gmail fits my needs much better for email that I actually need.

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    62 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    First off, thanks for all of the great feedback! I just wanted everyone to know that we have options to configure the reading pane in a variety of ways. Including Reading Pane Off, Reading Pane on Bottom, and reading pane on right.

    To do this log into your outlook.com account and go into the Beta. From there you can select the Gear in the top right. The quick settings has the reading pane options.

    hope this helps!

  12. How to delete spams with the new version ?

    There is no more "delete" option on the screen when we are in the spam mails. (which means we have to delete them directly from the keyboard)
    In the French version at least.
    Why ?

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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  13. complain

    someone send mail me your account will block in 48 hours

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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  14. trackingupdates@fedex.com

    trackingupdates@fedex.com should not be marked as Junk Email

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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  15. Sharedentco

    Will you please do something about all of this sharedentco.com spam! The rules do nothing to slow the massive amount I get from them daily!

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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  16. Scam??

    This email was sent to my work account: Blinny White <XXXXXX@outlook.com>
    Thu 11/22/2018 5:09 PM
    To:
    Frank Schlupp;

    Hi‌ - I a‌ctu‌a‌lly kno‌w the‌ di‌rty se‌cre‌ts. I wi‌ll no‌t e‌xpla‌i‌n yo‌u‌ ju‌st wha‌t e‌xa‌ctly I ca‌me‌ to‌ kno‌w, I ha‌ve‌ a‌ll the‌ i‌nfo‌ a‌lo‌ng wi‌th me‌. To‌ sho‌w thi‌s, ple‌a‌se‌ le‌t me‌ re‌ve‌a‌l yo‌u‌ tha‌t o‌ne‌ o‌f yo‌u‌r pa‌sswo‌rds i‌s a‌ctu‌a‌lly ****. Pa‌y me‌ $‌7000 vi‌a‌ Bi‌tco‌i‌n to‌ the‌ a‌ddre‌ss 18B6LH6Cmkehuy38WixMygWNEqW3ss4AcF wi‌thi‌n the‌ ne‌xt 44 ho‌u‌rs. I wi‌ll ma‌ke‌ o‌ne‌ i‌mpo‌rta‌nt thi‌ng ve‌ry cle‌a‌r, tha‌t I wi‌ll de‌stro‌y yo‌u‌r li‌fe‌ e‌nti‌re‌ly i‌f I do‌ no‌t ge‌t the‌ pa‌yme‌nt.…

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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  17. Unauthorized request for updating of account

    did hotmail request account updating in unauthorized email in Chinese like the mail from Account Security <xxxxx@hotmail.com>

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    0 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  18. New feedback from Outlook.com (React)

    While I'm sure the new safelinks.protection.outlook.com links are worth it, they also "hide" the original URLs in Outlook.com emails.

    Chrome shows URLs at the bottom of the screen when you mouse over a link, so that we can identify what we click on BEFORE we click.

    You have now made it much harder to check by escaping the original URL and combining it with safelinks.

    The original URL is no longer available at a glance as you now have to perform a mental "unescape" in order to read it.

    While safelinks is a step forward in security I'm sure, the…

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