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  1. Advanced search

    How do I do an advanced search in the beta? Specifically, how do I search by date?

    277 votes
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      161 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone,

      Thank you for using our product and thank you for letting us know your feedback. You can scope the date range by clicking on the “All folders” button on the right side of the search box today.

      We are working on a more powerful Advanced Search feature which will allow you to specify more scoping attributes. Please stay tuned.

      Thanks,
      Frank

    • Help Function is NON-Functioning

      The "?"/help function is not functioning at all. If you put in a word to search nothing happens. Now there is no way (or you buried it so people wont bother you) to email or call for help? Are you just trying to make people leave?!

      25 votes
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        26 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Calendar reminder emails cannot be set/edited any longer (since Feb 1st, 2019)

        Calendar reminder emails cannot be set/edited any longer (since Feb 1st, 2019)

        27 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Incorrect translation in french.

          There's a wrong translation for french in the spam folder. I guess english label to empty this folder is "Empty folder", which has been translated to "Dossier vide" (means "Folder IS empty").
          Correct translation is : "Vider le dossier"

          19 votes
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            26 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Too much JUNK email

            Why doesn't Microsoft use just the actual email sender that is being sent, ie., @so-in-so.com to block? I ALWAYS receive excess junk mail from the same sender with different names before the "@" sign. If we could block all from the sender it would stop much of the junk email we receive. I get more junk/phishing/spam than actual legitimate email. Thank you.

            25 votes
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              21 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Multiple Calendar Reminders

              I am looking at Office 365 as a viable alternative to Google Apps. One of the most useful features of Google Calendar is that I can have multiple reminders specified. So for instance my default is to receive a reminder 2 weeks ahead, 1 week ahead, 2 days ahead and 2 hours ahead.

              I can only see an option for one reminder on the Office 365 calendar and can't see how to add more. This is a serious omission. A basic calendar requirement in my opinion.

              71 votes
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                31 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve Phishing Detection

                I feel you are failing to provide adequate protection against phishing attempts. I appreciate that under certain circumstances the attacks are sophisticated however I receive a lot of phishing attempts that you really should be able to identify and block.

                Let's look at a real-life example. I received an email from "Apple Support" referring to a purchase I apparently made. The email contains a pdf attachment that includes details of the purchased and a link to click should I want to query the purchase. All the markings of a standard phishing attempt.

                Now let's look at details in the header.

                108 votes
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                  163 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 122 votes
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                    44 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Cannot read Older Emails

                    cannot read older emails I have saved fro a few years ago. Cannot write in Japanese as the characters won't go through to the recipient.

                    35 votes
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                      20 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • MISSING folders

                      I want Hotmail back the way it was. I do not like the change. Some of my folders have been deleted.

                      32 votes
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                        48 comments  ·  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

                      • Why mess around with Calendar?

                        New calendar can't send email reminders. I use Calendar to send myself email reminders of events. In the new Outlook version you took away the ability to click directly into the email reminder to change the date of the calendar event - which I complained about months ago with no response. Now you have messed it up even more, taking away the option to send myself email reminders of calendar events at all. A pop-up reminder on my lock screen is absolutely useless - I need to receive an email reminder as I have done for years. Why mess around…

                        23 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • block senders

                          This No Longer Works
                          1) Select the item in the message list
                          2) Select the “Junk” dropdown in the top level menu bar
                          3) Select “Block”
                          I tried to block some unwanted senders today and the Block Sender NOW DOES NOT WORK. I sent 10 Sender To The Block List and none of them went to the list. I selected 1 at a time and tried to block it and it still did not go too my list. DO YOU TEST YOUR FIXES OR EXPECT CUSTOMERS TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT??? How Do I Block Them Now Have To…

                          18 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Blocking selected senders

                            Without opening any questionable messages, the "Block" feature previously available in the "Junk email" folder was good in that it displayed the email address ID for the selected message(s) before giving the option to confirm the "Block" request. This helpful option does no appear to be available any longer.

                            53 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Scroll bar design limits accessibility

                              Scroll bars are far too narrow, and making the bar mostly invisible makes it incredibly difficult for people with limited eyesight to see, and the tiny size can make it awkward to select.

                              26 votes
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                                19 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 41 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SPAM!

                                  The amount of spam/phishing emails that are coming through my inbox these days is absurd. What is Microsoft doing to help filter these out before they get to a user? Shouldn't there be some sort of filter in place?

                                  13 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Missing / Lost Old Messages

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

                                    38 votes
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                                      38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • SPAMMERS CLONING MICROSOFT ACC EMAILS

                                      Please find a way to stop "spammers" cloning one's Microsoft Account picture and email as I'm fed up with the amount of spam emails Im getting of late from "MYSELF TO MYSELF' with my account picture and email

                                      10 votes
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                                        21 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Selecting multiple items in Junk folder

                                        Older version allows you to select multiple items, even all items, in Junk and report them as phishing scams. This beta does not and that is a big fail for me.

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                                          60 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Why the german version called empty the trash or Delete folder "Leerer Ordner" just Empty Folder?

                                          Why the german version called empty the trash or Delete folder "Leerer Ordner" just Empty Folder?

                                          21 votes
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                                            19 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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