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  1. 64 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hard to tell between read and unread messages

      I liked some of the ideas being used in beta, but I hate the new layout! I found it far less readable. It was more difficult to differentiate between read and unread messages quickly. I'd love the option to change the layout to what I prefer. It was enough to make me opt out.

      2,685 votes
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        251 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your feedback on the Outlook.com beta. For the layout, if you prefer a layout with the reading pane off (you look at a full screen list of messages until you click on email email) in the beta you can click on settings and switch reading pane off. It will be on the first settings pane. For the read/unread feedback, we will continue to monitor this to make sure we strike the right balance.

      • Sucks.....

        Sucks.. Like sucks.. Every update it get worst.

        62 votes
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          67 comments  ·  General  ·  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

        • Where has the "Move all email from" option gone?

          Where has the "Move all email from" option gone? It is no longer available under the "Move to" drop-down menu. I used to be able to open an email message, choose "Move to", then choose "Move all email from", it would auto-fill the sender from the selected message, then I would select a folder, and it would sweep my inbox and move all emails from that sender to a folder. I no longer see that option. The "Sweep" option only gives an option to delete. Very frustrating!

          113 votes
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            115 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • why no email reminder option

            Bring back email reminders

            39 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow users to turn off the sender photos and color icons in the message list

              Allow users to turn off the sender photos in the message list (the middle column of the three). It's overly busy for my tastes.

              (Full disclosure, I'm a Microsoft employee)

              2,644 votes
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                250 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the feedback!
                To turn these off do the following:
                1) Click on the Gear in the upper right hand corner
                2) In the Quick Settings Pane that opened look for Sender Photos
                3) You can enable or disable the Sender photos right there.
                Thanks for the feedback, and please keep it coming!

              • Shrinking emails!!

                the ads cause the email to shrink and makes it very hard to see the email. could you please remove the ads on the right side. Thanks

                201 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • PLEASE HELP WITH JUNK and SPAM!

                  PLEASE HELP WITH JUNK and SPAM!

                  I am getting A TON of really inappropriate and obviously spam e-mails. Whatever MSN and Hotmail are currently doing to ensure these do not come to our mailboxes (ANY folder, including JUNK - I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THIS!) is not working. Can I PLEASE speak to someone about this problem. It's been increasing over the last year and I'm really tired of it. It's not appropriate and these are very clearly not "real" e-mails. I do not have time in the day to block individually. PLEASE contact me about this problem. I'm…

                  33 votes
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                    26 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Email reminders in Beta are not visible

                    Thank you for finally putting email reminders into the Beta version of Calendar :-) However, unfortunately the Beta version it doesn't allow me to see the existing email reminders - there is a blue hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click on it. When I go from Beta back to Original calendar, I can see and edit the email reminders.

                    39 votes
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                      17 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Keep it simple.

                      Email isn't for emojis & bright colors. Keep it clean and simple. There's too much noise everywhere else in the world.

                      I use my personal email to communicate with friends and family. I don't need to be entertained and over stimulated by gimmicks. I just want to send a message and easily find the ones I've received.

                      596 votes
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                        56 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        First off, I want to thank each and everyone of you for using Outlook.com and for taking the time to provide feedback on the new experience.

                        I know that a few different topics got merged down into this suggestion, so I wanted to offer some broad guidance on how you might configure the new experience to get it to look more like what you want.

                        Lets start off with the feedback about not wanting the bright colored circles, emojis, and joyful animations. All of these can be disabled. Click on the gear in the top right hand corner, this will load the quick setting pane. From here first disable the Sender Photos. This removes the colored circles with initials.

                        Then continue to scroll down and select view all Options. In this options page select Compose and Reply. In this page look for Joyful animations. turning this off will eliminate the…

                      • 2,329 votes
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                          227 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We’ve now made it possible to block users in non-junk folders.

                          Select one or more emails and click the “Junk” dropdown in the top menu bar → “Block”, or right-click on the email and select “Block”.

                          Note: To block users in the Junk email folder, select the “Not junk” dropdown in the top menu bar → “Block”, or right-click on the email and select “Block”.

                        • Go back to old hotmail version - NO outlook

                          I dont like neither of the Outlook templates, the beta or the actual version. I use to love my hotmail template with my marks emails appearing first and everything most simple. Now with Outlook if I don't see it on my iphone, some of thenew emails that aririves to me doesn't appear in my home page and I have to look for them on "search" and and if it was not enough the "send" botton stopped working a few days ago and they haven't solve it so I cants send emails if is not trhough te awful beta version.

                          192 votes
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                            102 comments  ·  General  ·  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

                          • Make Dark Mode work with other Themes

                            The outlook.com dark mode is great start. Please make the Outlook.com Dark Mode even darker! Remove the blue title bar and all blue from the Dark Mode (at least give us the option). Blue light is bad for the eyes!

                            It appears the black theme is disabled for dark mode. We need a total blackout mode.

                            74 votes
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                              85 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Multiple Email Reminder

                              Please add Multiple Email Reminder option while booking an event - this was always there in your old design/format.

                              29 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Need to have the ability to have multiple email reminders for calendar events

                                Need to have the ability to have multiple email reminders for calendar events like I could do before. And when you make changes we should be able to keep the old view. Constant change is lost productivity. Bad for business.

                                30 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Beta not good for me

                                  The new version is not good because the many parameters and adjustable options of the old version have disappeared. I need to be able to set more than what is possible in the new version, as rules of messages, aliases, ....

                                  305 votes
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                                    56 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hello – First off, I just wanted to thank everyone for responding and providing all of the valuable feedback. More importantly I also want to thank you for using Outlook.com.

                                    I did want to update everyone and let them know that we have re-introduced all of the options that were in the old experience. This took a bit of time, as we wanted to make sure we were designing simplified experiences for everyone.

                                    Please keep the great feedback coming!

                                    David Los

                                  • SAFE SENDERS BROKEN!!

                                    Safe Senders all deleted and cannot save new ones!!

                                    34 votes
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                                      20 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add attendee

                                      There is no way to add someone to a meeting in the edit menu. Seriously?!?

                                      400 votes
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                                        164 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 43 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Problem with "Manage Subscriptions" & Junk Email

                                          Within the past 2 weeks I've been receiving excessive junk mail in my inbox, and most of it relates to subscriptions that I did not request, but which now show under Manage Subscriptions. I keep blocking the emails and have unsubscribed to the subscriptions in the mail tools, but I never had this problem before.

                                          28 votes
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                                            20 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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