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  1. Leave Blocked emails as blocked.

    Please stop putting the entire list of Junk mail for the month on. I delete all mine and block them, why are they then showing in their hundreds each time I log. The new Outlook is very bad and should be put back to the original one, so called progress is not always good!!!

    38 votes
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    10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Calendar reminder does not work

    Your calendar, in theory improved, does not send remind email. This is very unfortunate. It was working perfectly well, and suddenly I missed few things (to call doctor for my chirurgical intervention set up date for example) because I blindly believe for that reminder. Will make adjustments quickly?

    16 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 'People ' should be called Contacts.

    'People ' should be called Contacts. sometimes it's a company that;s not a 'human' , thats a firm, an operation lol, not a people/person. ?? People is an awful label for CONTACTS.

    61 votes
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    10 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. junkmail filtering

    Junkmail filtering on outlook is ineffective to say the least.

    Junkmail works in a few ways.
    - Robots scan the internet for email addresses.
    - Business collect your email for legitimate reasons (like receipts or alerts) but then continue to send unsolicited mail
    - by a robot flooding random emails with a readably sounding senders name, a randomised or misleading email address, misleading body content (usually duplicated from an existing reputable website, and requiring the user to interact by clicking a hyperlink or download an executable.

    Does this look familiar:
    from LinkedIn - Confirm security breach. <linkedin23508xtPRO@LinkedInSecurityTeamTotallyRealfe080x.com.org.it>. BODY:…

    67 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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

    5 votes
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  6. [Urgent] Add the ability to 'Mark as phishing' without opening emails

    Add the ability to 'Mark as phishing' without having to view the email, also add the option to 'Mark as phishing' on the windows 10 mail client which doesn't appear to have the option at all (as it is meant to be for the common good).

    It is really annoying that you have to open an email you already know is fake just to report it and potentially runs the risks of some technologies like web beacons harvesting information.

    19 votes
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  7. "Empty Folder" appears in Inbox

    "Empty Folder" appears in Inbox and other folders after switching to junk folder and back. Browser has to be closed or one has to log out of account in order to restore normal toolbar.

    7 votes
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  8. 6 votes
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  9. rules that work on spam folder

    I am making tonnes of rules to try to cut down on the amount of spam I am getting. I have dozens of rules, saying for certain words to be deleted, but they are still ending up in my Junk Email. The same words being used over and over in the rules, but they are still going through. So your rules are not working what so ever.
    I was told that the rules do NOT apply to emails that are you already direct to the spam folder, that your "spam" rules bypass any rules we make ourselves. That's rather annoying.…

    75 votes
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  10. verification is a pain

    Why do I have to "verify" my account THREE times before I can send an email!!!!
    Twice to even get into the account and a third to send the email! Unfortunately, I entered the six digit number from where the text came from, then tried to reenter the four digit code, not realizing that it was now requesting a new phone number to send another code to. I tried reentering another phone number for a new code and it tells me that I have exceeded my attempts for verification and to try again tomorrow!!!
    I will never set up another…

    6 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Cannot read or submit feedback anymore

    Why is feedback no longer accessible?

    0 votes
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    4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Delete malfunction / cant delete

    Cannot delete emails. Delete button does not function

    31 votes
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  13. New Calendar version?

    DID YOU AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE THE CALENDAR TO A NEW VERSION? HOW DO I CHANGE BACK TO THE ORIGINAL? HELP!!

    22 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. cannot easily find old emails anymore

    Cannot open all older emails from selected contact by clicking on name icon. Used to be able to keep scrolling, now I'm only allowd to see last 10 or so emails.

    38 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Missing / Lost Old Messages

    There were 2 old messages. What more do you need. You removed them.

    42 votes
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  16. unsolicited advertising

    Not acceptable getting ads that I do not want

    8 votes
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  17. Select checkbox

    The Master checkbox used to only select what was on my screen, this made it easy for me to clear batches of email quickly. Now, the checkbox selects everything in a folder, even if I've not had a chance to see it. This is not helpful at all.

    40 votes
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    Under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Undo box

    Don't like new grey box appearing to undo delete

    23 votes
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  19. Can't see any emails

    can't see my emails

    7 votes
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  20. Deleted Items Folder - Mass vs Selective Delete of Items

    Deleted Items Folder - Need to be able to delete items by the page by clicking the Deleted Items button - available in previous version. New version selects all mail in Deleted Items folder to be deleted. I now have to select emails individually to delete - wasting my time.

    35 votes
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