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  1. Archive email instead of delete when ignoring conversation

    When "ignoring conversation" it deletes the emails the next coming ones.
    Ignoring doesn't mean I want to delete them, but just ignore.

    I think archiving is more appropriate that deleting.
    Or at least have the possibility to choose in the preferences.

    Giving a use case:
    - Someone sends an email with an information about a new release of an upstream system to a wide audience (not the best, but still a lot people do...)
    - I got the info, I'm interested by the info so I want to keep it (in archive, so searchable)
    - Several people will reply asking…

    5 votes
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  2. Support for email aliases

    Would be great to have account support for email aliases per provider.

    4 votes
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  3. Give both mark as read and mark as unread option when multiple emails are selected

    When selecting multiple emails with varying read/unread statuses, only one option (mark as read/mark as unread) is available.

    I'd like to have both options in the context menu.

    2 votes
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  4. quote reply with > chevron indent (aka bottom-reply support)

    In many forums (including standards and open source) bottom reply is preferred where the previous message is indented with chevrons (>). However Outlook for Mac forces top reply. This makes it incompatible with the community standards of the web.

    Outlook should support an option (like it does for attribution at the top of the email) that enables quoted reply for html or text messages. Specifically, switching from html to text message should change the quoting from the blue bar to the chevrons automatically.

    6 votes
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  5. 4 votes
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  6. I suggest more care is taken to capture as-is settings

    Just taken the new look Outlook for Mac; good show but did not carry over all my mailboxes; and rolled favourite folders back several weeks - frustrating.

    2 votes
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  7. option tot rename subject - onderwerpregel kunnen wijzigen

    option tot rename subject - onderwerpregel kunnen wijzigen

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  8. Larger indicators for flags/categories for messages

    Categories and Flags should have more visible color indicators- the minimal style is hard to parse visually as it can be in different places. If there is only one applied, then a full background color (like in the old days) would be wonderful. But even having a larger bar that is full height on the left side would be much more useful than the moving items we have now.

    1 vote
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  9. Allow draft message deletion through key combination

    When writing a draft message, allow quick deletion of the draft with a keystroke, such as Cmd-Delete, instead of requiring the mouse to be used on a button at the bottom of the screen. Historically, it opened a new window which I could just close with Cmd-W.

    1 vote
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  10. Make "view with a dark/light background" follow the App/OS theme

    In the New Outlook mode, 16.33 (19120401), on macOS Catalina, 10.15.2 Beta (19C56a), the option to view email with a light or dark background is great, but it would be awesome if it followed the App/OS theme.

    For example, when the OS theme is dark, and Outlook is not set to always show light mode, it should automatically apply the "view with a dark background" setting, and allow the user to select "view with a light background" if they choose.

    3 votes
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  11. unread next to replied/forwarded in Message List

    Please could the symbols for unread, replied etc appear next to each other? Then I can see at a glance which email is unread and which I have replied to? Currently it is hard to tell at a glance

    2 votes
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  12. Fix the focus / double click issue when opening emails

    There is a bug that if you are not focused on Outlook, then double click an email you want to open, it opens the previously selected email. You then have to make sure you are focused in outlook, then double click the one you want.

    Instead of doing that, it should focus the email you click, THEN open that email. It looks like the events are firing in the wrong order or something weird....

    Try it for yourself. It's pretty irritating.

    3 votes
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  13. Folder Management for Gmail Accounts

    I still cannot add folders and subfolders to my Gmail account, which is my main email account. I can with outlook.com and yahoo.com accounts but the function is greyed out for Gmail. This has been a longstanding issue with Outlook, will it ever be fixed.

    1 vote
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  14. The new outlook format doesn't give you the option to move an email to a local folder

    You can no longer move Gmail mails to local folders (which was possible with the old version). The only folders that show up in the "Move->Choose Folder.." option are ones that are created within gmail.

    If you wanted to create a folder within Gmail you can't - that option is greyed out.

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  15. approval assistant support

    Would like to be able to accept or deny approval emails for DL emails as I can in the browser or the Windows client. Most annoying as I need both the browser and Mac client open.

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  16. more formatting options on compose

    The web client has the ability to style text as a quote, while the Windows client has the ability to add standard styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc.) which is similar to Windows/OSX version of Word.

    It would be great to gain more style formatting options in this new Outlook for Mac.

    3 votes
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  17. Let me hide the Delete button when hovering on messages

    To prevent accidental message deletions, allow me to remove the Delete button that appears when hovering on messages in Inbox.

    Ideally, I could customize which buttons appear when hovering using a dialog similar to the toolbar customization dialog.

    3 votes
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  18. Acction buttons (Delete, archive and Flag) should be permanetly visible.

    When the mouse pointer hovers over a message header, action buttons (Delete, Archive and Flag) appear, making it very easy to click on these buttons by mistake while trying to select a message to read.
    I believe the buttons are helpful, but it would be better if they were always visible and I would suggest either the far left or far right of the headers to place them.

    2 votes
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  19. favourite folder bar next to the toolbar

    favourite folder bar next to the toolbar

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  20. Attachments-permissions

    Attachments, when saved to common user-facing folders (Downloads, Desktop, etc.), should have their permissions set to read and write (similar to current stable version of Outlook and most other email clients). Currently in "New" Outlook, when attachments are saved, saved, they have read-only permissions.

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