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  1. Outlook/Hotmail adding "folders" on its own to email?

    Where did this "Files" come from between my "Favorites" and my "Folders"? I don't need or want Word or Excel templates.

    15 votes
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  2. Terminology confusing on Move to and Copy to <folder name>

    "Move to" then changes to "copy to" and it is confusing as to the operation being performed. When you choose to "Move to" for an email, the pull down box then changes to "Copy to" <folder name> and it is confusing terminology. Is the email being moved to the new folder completely? Or is a copy being moved and the original left to clutter up the inbox as well? Since I don't see the email still in the inbox, it does appear to be acting as a Move but it is confusing terminology since Move means "move to new location…

    4 votes
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  3. Text Predictions

    Remove the text predictions. They're unnecessary and very annoying. The email account holder shouldn't be interrupted this way.

    4 votes
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  4. Separate Log Out Button

    Give "Log Out" option its own button. NOT in a drop down menu, where half the time it does not appear unless the page is refreshed. Just give it its own button to click on.

    12 votes
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  5. dark mode issues

    The overall issue is darkmode is very hard to work with as a developer, until recently we could override certain things that were breaking but the recent update adds !important to the inlined styles so we can no longer fix the bugs it causes.

    A few of the bugs that we’re facing include...
    Light colours are adjusted but dark are not, leading to a lack of visual structure where contrast is being used.
    When dark text is applied to a light background image the text is made light but the background stays the same making it very hard to read …

    74 votes
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  6. Recover deleted outlook.com aliases

    Users should have a period of time - a week would be enough for many people - to undelete aliases that were deleted from accounts (often by kids on xbox.) When an account is closed, users have 60 days to change their mind - they should have a similar option when aliases are deleted.

    For an example of the problem this will solve, see this thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/my-hotmail-account-was-deleted-while-my-son-was/2250b864-3712-4813-b736-e896e8146c25

    43 votes
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  7. I would like to disable the new edge browser preview from links from my email

    I would like to disable the new edge browser preview from links in my emails.

    5 votes
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  8. 8 votes
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  9. Annoying I-phoine picture in e-mail!!!!!

    annoying phone picture in e-mail needs to go now at the bottom in my "select to read" box, this is totally screwed up and very unnecessary, remove it now please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 votes
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  10. Junk Filters

    Your junk filters are so incredibly bad that I have to now send everything to junk and filter out from there. Wonder how and when outlook turned out to be so disappointing that now I have to look at using other email providers !

    9 votes
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  11. Capacity planning

    In Outlook you can create resource agenda to book them. Please make sure that you also can create an agenda in which you can handle the capacity planning. In these times we are searching for a way for co-workers to reserve a desk in our building. Now we have to create a resource for each desk. Would be nice if we can accommodate this with a other type of agenda.

    7 votes
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  12. minutes

    add 45 minutes option in the list of time slot available in the endtime field when creating an invitation
    lot of people don't need a 30min or 1h meeting but 45 to have some buffer
    the same can be achieved by macro but we can ask all employee to create a macro for it

    56 votes
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  13. get rid of the double blue correction lines please

    grammar correction - the double blue line
    its too annoying and not up to date with the style of informal emails that do not need to be grammatically correct

    6 votes
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  14. Problem with Outlook Premium - GoDaddy - certain domains

    Hi, I have a paid Outlook.com Premium (Ad-free Outlook.com) subscription since years, linked with my domain, so I can have personalized e-mail. Recently Microsoft has moved this option to Microsoft 365 Family, which I also have a subscription for. However, I can only set it up if my domain is managed by GoDaddy. But I can't transfer my .nz domain to GoDaddy, since they don't hold a license for .nz domains. Please Microsoft talk to GoDaddy, work with my current registrar, onlydomains.com, of give me a solution otherwise.

    5 votes
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  15. suggestions of contacts in search

    The suggestions of contacts in search appear emails from contacts that we do not have, they should not appear, they should be able to be deleted. Suggested emails in search are always the same and do not allow to be deleted, hopefully they will change that.

    3 votes
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  16. Agenda pane options

    Please allow me to switch "Agenda Pane" on or off in "Settings." I know a lot of people like it but I don't use it and it makes my calendar too narrow. It is especially annoying when it opens just to tell me I don't have anything going on that day. I am smart enough to read my calendar and figure that out.

    11 votes
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  17. Auto Dark Mode

    Please activate dark mode automatically if dark mode is active in the browser or device.

    5 votes
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  18. customizable left pane

    I want to remove things I don't use in the left menu i.e. "files", "groups", "Notes"...

    14 votes
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  19. [Dislike]:Too many steps/clicks to sign in.

    Too many steps/clicks to sign in. It now takes even more steps to sign into Outlook Live.

    First page: Splash screen with woman / need to click Sign In

    Second page: Enter e-mail

    Third page: Enter password

    Fourth page: Say whether or not I want to stay signed in

    WHY?

    Put everything on the first page. Stop making using the product so painful.

    3 votes
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  20. Can't see my avatar anymore. Replaced by initals.

    Can't see my avatar anymore. Replaced by initals.

    30 votes
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