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  1. Missing / Lost Old Messages

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

    34 votes
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      31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • back to inbox

      When I delete an email, I don't want to go to previous or next email. I want it to go back to my inbox. When I select do nothing, it stays on the deleted email and I have to click on Inbox to verify it was deleted and get back to inbox. The old version just went back to inbox.

      356 votes
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        25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your feedback on the Outlook.com beta! We’re glad to inform that you can change this setting yourself by taking these steps:

        1. Go to Quick Settings (gear icon in the top right) → View full settings → Mail → Layout
        2. Scroll to the Reading Pane section
        3. Under the option: “What do you want to happen when you move or delete the item you are viewing?”, pick the option: “Return to the message list”

        If this is the mode you prefer, go right ahead and personalize your Outlook.com that way!

      • New feedback

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          37 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "Add calendar" options (subscribe to calendar, import ics files) were clearer and easier to find in old Outlook.com

          The options for adding new calendars were easier to find when they were at the top of the page; now I have to scroll down to the bottom of my list of calendars to find them. It also does not make sense that the "From file" option is under "Discover calendars". If I have a file I want to add the calendar from, then I already know about that calendar and don't need to discover it, so I wouldn't look for that there.

          55 votes
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            18 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Restore the option to use Categories / Labels / Tags

            Hello,

            In the current Outlook Mail you can have both Folders and Categories / Labels / Tags.

            Could you enable it for the new Outlook as well?

            Thank You.

            1,414 votes
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              100 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for trying the Outlook.com beta! We’re glad to inform that we’ve heard your feedback and have rebuilt categories with some added features!

              You can now easily apply a custom category and give it a name and color of your choice by either clicking the “Categorize” button in the top menu bar or by right-clicking on an email and going to “Categorize”. You can also filter a category by directly clicking on it in your list of emails.

              We have even more innovation planned soon for categories. For more help on using categories, please visit:
              https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-categories-in-outlook-com-a0f709a4-9bd8-45d7-a2b3-b6f8c299e079#bkmk_beta

            • Ads

              I'm tiring of see ads in outllook, im my case on the right side of messages. If they can't be removed I am moving to gmail

              22 votes
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                22 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thank you for the feedback, and for using Outlook.com.

                I just wanted to let you know that we do offer an Ad free experience of Outlook.com to all of our Office 365 subscribers. With the Office 365 subscription you get a wide range of benefits. This includes Skype calling, ability to install the Office client (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc), and finally ad free experience in Outlook.com

                Hope this helps

                David Los

              • Low-contrast colors in Outlook.com Beta Calendar

                The color scheme used by the new Outlook.com Beta Calendar - particularly on the Month view, which this feedback is referring to - is a huge step backwards in user-friendliness and accessible design.

                I make extensive use of categories in my calendar, with each category using a different color. With the pre-beta Outlook.com Calendar, the calendar appointments on the Month view were displayed as a solid, high-contrast, rectangular block of bold color with the title in bold text inside the block. The colors and styling closely matched those used in the Outlook 2016 desktop client, which made it very easy…

                32 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Attaching a photo in an email message.

                  In old Outlook we used to be able to move an attachment (photo) to the body of an email. I don't find that option in the new Outlook. Please bring it back.

                  36 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Where are my other email accounts? Where is the button to rienstate other accounts?

                    Where are my other email accounts? Where is the button to rienstate other accounts?

                    40 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 1,132 votes
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                        74 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        December 2017: A checkbox has always been available in the message list for you to select multiple items with. Moving your mouse cursor over the colored circles that have sender pictures (on the left side in the message list), you will find an unfilled checkbox for you to check. You can perform multi-select actions this way, before deleting.

                      • dark/night mode is essential

                        Nowadays a dark or night mode is a necessary feature IMO.

                        1,070 votes
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                          378 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          It is my greatest pleasure to share this piece of news with you: Dark Mode is here, on the new Outlook.com!

                          What is Dark Mode?
                          Dark Mode is a more-pleasant way to read your Outlook.com email if you prefer interfaces that are less bright or if you are in a low-light environment. Dark Mode is available on the new Outlook.com experience (formerly known as the Outlook.com Beta experience) only.

                          How do I turn it on?
                          To turn on Dark Mode, open the Quick Settings panel by selecting the Gear icon at the top of your screen. The option to enable Dark Mode is near the top of the panel, immediately under Theme selection. If your browser is unable to support Dark Mode, consider using Microsoft Edge.

                          Why is Dark Mode not a theme?
                          When we designed Dark Mode, we debated having it exist in Outlook.com as a theme. We quickly…

                        • 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.

                          24 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Mail  ·  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.

                            75 votes
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                              113 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Filtering Focused vs Other Mailbox

                              my 'focused' mail is actually going to 'other' and my 'other' is going to 'focused' How do I change this round?

                              16 votes
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                                41 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The "black" print is now so pale that I can hardly read it!

                                The "black" print is now so pale that I can hardly read it!

                                33 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Trouble with printing emails

                                  When I try to print certain emails, it will only print what was in the inbox or the entire webpage as one page. Exiting beta allowed me to print only the email directly.

                                  80 votes
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                                    120 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    First off, Thank you all for using the new outlook.com experience and for reporting feedback!

                                    I just wanted to let you all know that over the last few months we have been working on improving and ensuring the print experience is working as you expect.

                                    All of the known bugs and issues should be resolved. Please give printing another try. And as always, please leave any feedback you may have!

                                  • Inbox and scrolling

                                    Lots of problems with "scrolling"...this one is -- Email inbox--With scrolling so slow, I should AT LEAST be able to scroll with the page down/up buttons but there is no response...I am left with clicking for the down arrow in the scroll bar, over & Over & OVER & OVER & OVER.....!!! with only a line or few at a time!
                                    ALSO, when use quick-link icon to delete email, I have to wait 5-10 seconds, PER EMAIL that I delete, before it will show me the list of emails in the inbox, so I can continue. Really...THIS is what you…

                                    30 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • We are still having issues with our "reply" "reply all" and "forward" buttons.

                                      We are still having issues with our "reply" "reply all" and "forward" buttons. When we hit one of those features, the email just goes away and takes us back to the general inbox. We then have to go find that email again in order to reply, etc. Please let us know if this is something that can be worked on!! It is very inconvenient.

                                      Thank you,
                                      Amanda - A Healing Place, LLC.
                                      ahealingplace@live.com
                                      517-998-4673

                                      32 votes
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                                        16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • '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.

                                        39 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          23 votes
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                                            8 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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