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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    11 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.

    15 votes
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  4. Support for Online Archive policies

    When using Online Archiving it would be useful to have access to the archive policies when right-clicking a folder or email.

    In the 'old' Outlook for Mac client this feature was never supported but it is available in Outlook on the Web today.

    15 votes
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  5. 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.

    10 votes
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  6. 11 votes
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  7. Ability to Add Events in My Day

    In the new My Day view if you could right click to add events and have the mini-event modal show up that would almost completely eliminate the need to go into the regular Calendar for some of your users.

    10 votes
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  8. Add the Sweep feature from the web app

    Sweep let's you quickly set up rules and filter emails into folders. It is the only way I can deal with a large volume of emails. Please bring it to the desktop app!

    10 votes
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  9. 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.

    11 votes
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  10. option tot rename subject - onderwerpregel kunnen wijzigen

    option tot rename subject - onderwerpregel kunnen wijzigen

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  11. Re: new email window – toolbar customization & refinements

    Would love to be able to customize the toolbar in the New Email window, and/or make collapsible sections as an option. Additionally, some currently available tool buttons and labeling could you some refinements. A few thoughts:


    1. When the new email window is smaller, the toolbar is cropped from the right side.


    2. Many of the tools that take up a lot of toolbar real estate have commonly known key commands (say copy, paste, bold, italic), and it would be nice to hide them.


    3. Add-ins themselves are always cropped when the window is a smaller size, since they're historically placed way over…

    14 votes
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  12. 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.

    13 votes
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  13. 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.

    12 votes
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  14. Upgrade Searching for Contacts in the compose To: Field (Search the domain for contacts)

    If I type "support" in the To: field, I get a contact suggestion for "support@microsoft.com"

    I want to be able to type "microsoft" and get this suggestion as well. (As every other client I have ever tested already supports this...)

    Throw in native integration with mac's contacts as well for extra credit.

    9 votes
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  15. Keep selected inbox view

    I never work in the "all mail" view in Inbox, but mostly the "unread" or "flaged". Everytime I move "in and out" of the inbox, the view is reset and I have to select the view again. Please make sure the "setting" for the view is keept.

    5 votes
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  16. Show archived emails in conversation

    Archived emails do not show up in the conversation.

    7 votes
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  17. Bring TouchBar Controls to the compact email composer

    Loving the new compact view for composing emails but would love to have the TouchBar controls like in the bigger view.

    9 votes
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  18. auto hide/show sidebar

    I would like to be able to auto-hide/show the sidebar with the folder tree by hovering the cursor over it.

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  19. 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.

    6 votes
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