"NO!" to Suggestions in boxes at Bottom of Email (when replying)
The suggestions that you post at the bottom of an email that users can select is a very, very bad idea.
First, it is distracting. If I'm thinking of something to say, my eyes "naturally" are caught by the boxes at the bottom.
Second, I sift through them to see IF any of the suggestions would work.
Third, they invariably don't work.
Fourth, I've now lost productive time AND your AI has messed with my thinking process.
Fifth, if I would've wanted a suggestion I might ask.
Sixth, this is an intrusion
Seventh, we (the humans who use email) don't need more AI doing our thinking for us.
Just stop it! The sooner the better.
Yes! Furthermore, when I attempt to turn them off from Settings, they turn BACK ON the next time I refresh or reload my email! Totally frustrating.
Michael Dugan commented
Is there a way to turn off user suggestions in Outlook? They are distracting and not helpful
The "suggestions" that keep popping up when writing a reply to a message are annoying and just get in the way.
Please provide a user-configurable option to turn off "suggestions" when replying to a message. make this option a user account level option so I don't have to do it on each reply.
STop. NOBODY LIKES THIS FEATURE. ENOUGH ALREADY
Barbara Miller commented
Eliminate Text Suggestions
Turn off autocomplete in Outlook. I'm an adult and don't need autocomplete, which is demeaning and patronizing.
YES PLEASE GOD MAKE IT STOP
Make it easier to turn off this auto text feature. I hate it and can't figure out how to make it stop.
Please stop sending text predictions to me after I've replied that I don't like them. They are really annoying. Thank you!
Puddin' Tame commented
I am a much more intelligent e-mail composer than any two-bit AI compurobot! To "suggest" otherwise is offensive to me. Turn it off!
Just make those suggestions go away and never come back. It is annoying. It is also insulting. I know how to write. I know what I want to say. This is the most idiotic thing I have encountered with email. It makes me want to get rid of outlook.
Vishnu C commented
Option to set or customize reply suggestions.
George Hall commented
PLEASE give us an option to disallow these unhelpful, distracting suggestions. Worse than "Clippy" in the 90's!!!!
[Deleted User] commented
I hate this feature. How can we switch it off? It is unwanted and unnecessary.
Bill Wright commented
Why do these reply suggestions appear? Can I turn them off? I am quite capable of replying to my own emails, and will generally do this in a much more courteous and thoughtful way than 'No problem', 'No worries!' or 'You can do it!'.
I also find the idea of some bot crawling through my inbox as very inappropriate and unwelcome. Please tell me how I can turn this off!
[Deleted User] commented
Oh my goodness - yes. These comments are intrusive and unnecessary. I want to switch this off and I want the reading of my emails by our machine overlords to cease please.
Tony Langlois commented
Not only am I capable of forming my own response to emails, but this creepily demonstrates machine reading of messages to my inbox. I do not want it AT ALL and would like to know how this can be permanently turned off.
Please allow me to turn off "Are the suggestions above helpful?" feedback line from every email. It clutters the data. Thank you.
Mike Phipps commented
Please just forget the inane reply suggestions. Their unspoken message is that the user is unable to formulate their own reply. On top of that, it is a plain dumb idea.