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  1. Cant send and open emails

    I have to refresh few times the page until I can open an email. Sending a one-line email takes minutes.

    8 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Disaster

    The ads on the right are a nuisance. It is too cramped and complicated is right! And very difficult to find the thread of my email messages. Also attachments are hard to find. In short a true disaster. Take me back to the old outlook please. Help!

    157 votes
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  3. Phishing Flag Increases Junk E-mail

    Junk e-mail increases after I flag items as phishing scams. Yesterday I flagged a few e-mails as phishing scams and today I have about 30 new spam e-mails.

    17 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Reasons for which an email is marked as "junk"

    I have had many cases of non-autogenerated useful emails from genuine human senders getting filtered out from the inbox to the "junk email" folders.

    I would like it very much if there was some way to know what reason in particular "triggered" the filter, for each email. With something like this, one could easily signal to the sender what caused his or her email to be filtered out.

    Bye,
    Paolo

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Block Sender

    You marked "completed" the "Block Sender" item that had over 1100 votes and many more comments. The solution you gave does not work when the email is already in the "Junk" email folder. Right clicking on items in the "Junk" folder opens the email. It does bring up the "Block" function, but still opens the email. Again, your solution addresses emails that are not already in the "Junk" folder. Please reopen this issue and give us a way to block emails without having to open them if they are already in the Junk folder based on your spam criteria. This…

    33 votes
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  6. junk folder requires me to click on each mail item after deleting

    Why does the junk folder require me to click on each mail item after deleting one? In the non-beta version, I used to be able to delete a junk email and the focus would automatically change to the next email in the junk folder. Now, it annoyingly requires me to click on the next email ("Select an item to read") after deleting. Please fix this!

    40 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 62 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Ads on bottom pane obstruct my view of full email preview & email itself.

    The feature to move the ads to the side part of Outlook.com is currently not available. Make it available again. Every time I am reading a email, I have to slide the email to the right in order to finish reading it or C the date because I don't have enough space and I don't wanna use the focus email

    4 votes
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  9. 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?

    44 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Unable to use personalized address with a domain not regsitered with GoDaddy

    GoDaddy is an evil company that kills elephants for fun. I want to use a personalized email address/custom domain while NOT supporting killing elephants.

    29 votes
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  11. To-do integration

    Tasks are not showing in the calendar. Please integrate To-do, so that they appear in the calendar view

    27 votes
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  12. search calendar

    Old search in Outlook calendar required less clicks, had instant results, and the results showed on calendar in current month view. New experience requires me to complete my query and click search. The results are displayed in a chronological list which means the event I was looking for was at the bottom.

    30 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Contact's list

    Where is my full contact's list ?

    19 votes
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    16 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Restore ability to create alias with hotmail.com -domain

    Years ago it was possible existing users to create alias with "hotmail.com"- or "outlook.com" -domain. Now it's only possible to create alias with "outlook.com"-domain.

    However new users (becoming Microsoft Account users) can choose their first email address between "hotmail.com" or "outlook.com" domains. I think this is unfair!

    Please, give existing users ability to create new aliases with "hotmail.com" -domain so users can choose between "outlook.com" or "hotmail.com" -domains.

    95 votes
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  15. Better Help Service

    Your Outlook Help Function SUCKS!
    I can't get answers to basic questions! I am going to subscribe to Gmail?

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Performance/Speed  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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?

    19 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Received email threatening that my account is hacked.

    I received a hacker email saying my email is hacked. How do I know I had been hacked?

    2 votes
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    7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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!

    39 votes
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  19. missing emails

    missing emails that were in my mailbox that i never moved , nor were they deleted. one today..first time it occurred was last week

    1 vote
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  20. New feedback

    OMG! this is awful to use. Why have you made these updates to hotmail? There's huge adverts rolling on the side, I can't scroll down my email at all because it updates itself every second to the very top message. I just want a simple, SIMPLE, operating system on this. Not grouped messages that mess everything. Not adverts that take a quarter of the page. Nothing fancy!.
    Everything is so **** hard with this now. If I didn't have hotmail for so bloody long that the address is everywhere, I'd change it to something. Even googly with their snooping on…

    90 votes
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