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The new Outlook for Mac

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  1. Make it possible to create local folders "on my computer" to save email to. Previous versions allowed this.

    In the current version of Outlook for Mac, users can create folders "on my computer" to organise/drag/drop specific emails into. This functionality is not currently working in New Outlook for Mac.

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  2. Enable New Mac Outlook for Exchange user

    Hi, it is possible to active the new Outlook (Mac version) for exchange account ?
    Thanks in advance.

    1,277 votes
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  3. Bring back Advanced Search options (+ related Search issues)

    My inbox is crazy, so the search bar is a large part of my process. Since upgrading to the new Outlook 16.41 for Mac, we've lost some major Search functionalities, including:


    1. Relevance: When using multiple search terms to find a specific conversation, Outlook is now searching using "OR" logic instead of "AND" logic. Very frustrating when completely irrelevant results are appearing because they contain 1 of the 3 search terms/keywords (instead of all 3).


    2. "Contains"/"Does Not Contain" functionality: So helpful when looking for emails from a specific organization (ex: "From" contains "@examplecompany.com") or specific sub-sets of emails (ex: "Subject" does…

    195 votes
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  4. Return the ability to remove an attachment

    The options with attachments are now Preview, Open, Save and the previous ability to save an attachment, then delete from the email so you can then save the email was really useful. You could then put the files (attachments where you wanted them) and also keep the email without the attachment. The loss of this is a major issue as it multiplies the size of your Mail folders.

    172 votes
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  5. sort searched items

    be able to sort searched emails by date/attachments/categories etc as have been able to do in previous versions

    165 votes
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  6. conversation settings sent

    Please give us the option to turn off seeing Sent emails in conversation view. I can't stand seeing sent emails in a conversation view. If I want to find a sent email, I'll go to Sent Folder.

    302 votes
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  7. Add color coding for Mail accounts to easily distinguish between multiple accounts.

    Add color coding for Mail account list to easily distinguish between multiple email accounts

    270 votes
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  8. Include Mail Rules for client side

    I tried the new Outlook today and discovered that, per conversation with Tech Support, RULES have been eliminated in the new version. According to the support person I chatted with, "I see you have an Outlook.com account setup. Currently rules are not supported for Outlook.com account in New Outlook. It only works with your O365 account".

    For me, RULES are very important as this is the only thing that keeps my inbox under control. I get over 60 pieces of spam/junk/trash mail and my rules,, take care of that mess quite nicely

    90 votes
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  9. Make the 'You replied to this email' bar clickable like previous Outlook versions

    In the old Outlook version if you clicked on an email that you previously replied to a bar would appear at the top saying "You replied to this message" and if you clicked on that bar, you would be taken to your reply email. In the new Outlook, this bar still appears to show that you already responded to that email, but clicking on it does nothing. Can you fix this so that it's clickable again, to take the user directly to the reply?

    182 votes
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  10. Return Organize by Categories and Collapse/Expand All by Sorting method

    I really do like the new design, but there are 2 fundamental features that made Outlook stand above all other email client and really make impractical to use the new Outlook at work for e-mail:
    I would like to request that these 2 features ( or similar new version) be added:
    - The Ability to organize by Categories
    - Able to Collapse/expand all e-mails by the selected sorting method
    The use of categories became irrelevant if you cannot organize or search emails by them, and if hundreds of e-mails every day, it is a nightmare not been able to collapse…

    292 votes
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  11. Add Full Smart Folder Support for New Mac Outlook

    The Smart Folders no longer appear or are supported with the new Mac Outlook, please bring them back. The "saved searches" function does not adequately replace them as it lacks any of the useful functionality that Smart Folders have. I will be switching back to the old Outlook until the full functionality of Smart Folders is brought into the new version.

    62 votes
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  12. Show total / count of emails in any folders? Where has this gone!

    Office you had this in the last Mac version, latest release I can't see how many items / emails are in the folder I'm in? This really needs to be there

    62 votes
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  13. Filter messages by category

    I suggest you restore ability to filter messages by category, as well as rules and conditional formatting

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  14. Need email "View Source" back

    "View Source" was an important tool for looking at the source (headers, body, servers, etc.) of a received message. It was in the context menu (right-click) but is no longer there. I could not find it in the menus either.

    698 votes
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  15. Too easy to not finish an email and forget it

    I love the new layout, by the way, but this issue is making me crazy.

    It is way too easy to be typing a long email and then click away to do something (like read an email that just came in), and then what you wrote so far has been saved to Drafts without any alert or any notification to remind you to finish what you started. It was never an issue when emails opened in separate windows because unfinished emails were always still there until you Sent or Saved to Drafts. In this scenario, I've been accidentally saving half-written…

    51 votes
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  16. Support for contact lists (not contact groups!)

    Support for contact lists from Outlook.com on the web.

    I know contact groups (...@groups.outlook.com) are supported, but support for contact LISTS is also needed.

    470 votes
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  17. Return Flag for Follow-up/Reminder

    With the New Outlook for Mac, you seem to have removed the functionality to right-click on an email and set a reminder/flag/due date for a mail item. Can you please return this functionality? I found it especially useful for items that I could not act on at the moment but needed to follow back up with.

    486 votes
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  18. Be able to sort emails by Category

    I normally sort my folders by category, and the new outlook has no accommodation for this.

    169 votes
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  19. Sync limit

    The new Outlook client seems to be limited to syncing six months of email. I can't find the sync limit anywhere. I keep switching between the two Outlook clients depending what I am searching for.

    171 votes
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  20. Please add the feature "Paste Options"

    Please add the options Keep Source Formatting, Match Formatting and keep Text Only.
    Also it would be nice to have keyboard shortcuts like cmd+shift+v to paste as Text Only.

    33 votes
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