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Lee Hodsdon

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    13 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Currently the only way to show the side panel is to swipe to the right from the left edge of the screen. With armored cases, the fingertip contact area may be too small for your app to recognize the swipe action. Swiping using a couple of pixels from the edges is poor design, anyway. Users are continually having to re-swipe to get the action recognized. Add a button to the app's screen to open the ancilliary panels from any edge.

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    Under review  ·  3539 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I use subfolders under an Archive folder to group related old emails. They are visible in local email client and webmail (Hotmail.com), but not in Android app.

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    Under review  ·  1518 comments  ·  The new Outlook.com » Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Encoded strings in Subject should be converted to text when tested by user rules. Spammers are getting around Microsoft's own spam filters, and user filters won't work. For example, I have a rule to discard any e-mails with "prostate" in the Subject header. Yet spammers encoding the Subject header's value as, say, "Subject: ▶▶▶ 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝'𝐬 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!" will circumvent testing on the string. The user will see "* Prostate Trick*" (where the asterisks are solid round bullets) when the Subject is decoded, but they cannot define a rule to test in the encoded string. Update your anti-spam filter to decipher the encoded Subject headers. Update the user rules so they apply AFTER the header has been decoded.

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    45 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Next to View mode button, add a "Today" button. When scrolling through days, weeks, and months, need a button to snap back to today.

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    60 comments  ·  The new Outlook.com » Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Lee Hodsdon commented  · 

    List view missing
    I sometimes need a list view to show ALL my events (singles and recurring). I need to see the events by their titles, and secondly see when they occur. No, searching is worthless as I would need to know what is in the title for an event and I would only get to see the matching list of events and not ALL of them.

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    282 comments  ·  The new Outlook.com » Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Safe Senders whitelist is not honored by Microsoft. I can add a full e-mail address of the allowed sender, or enter a domain. I specified xoxy.net for a whitelisted domain in the Safe Senders whitelist. When an e-received mail comes from that domain, Microsoft throws in the Junk folder due to its spam filtering (apparently Microsoft believes all domains of Spamgourmet are spam sources, which is false). Although whitelisted, the e-mail coming from <leftToken>@xoxy.net does NOT get whitelisted. Microsoft does NOT honor the user's whitelist of Safe Senders. Instead Microsoft gives precedence to their spam filtering rather than honor the user's whitelist. Microsoft is rude.

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    Under review  ·  1523 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Lee Hodsdon commented  · 

    Currenty a tap on a notification (for new email) takes user to Outlook app under the specific receiving account. Would like an option to change default behavior to take to new email as shown under the All Accounts inbox.

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    32 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    NOT COMPLETED. Microsoft is obviously using a bot to pick a couple keywords to puke out an irrelevant boilerplate canned response. Microsoft is not here. Just their auto-response bot.

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    NOT COMPLETED. Microsoft picks a couple keywords and the pukes out an irrelevant boilerplate canned response.

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    NOT COMPLETED. Microsoft picks up a couple keywords and then pukes out an irrelevant boilerplate canned response.

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    17 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Yep, Microsoft has no intent on actually READING these comments. They pick a couple keywords and then puke out a boilerplate canned response that is almost always off target.

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    Working on it  ·  2119 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Lee Hodsdon commented  · 

    The admin is spewing a boilerplate response. It is the same response to a similar request to add Delete to the NOTIFICATION of a new email.

    I don't need a little-used action (Archive) in the notification. I would like a much more heavily used action (Delete) in the new-mail notification.

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    In the new-mail notification, there are Archive and Reply action buttons. Add a Delete button. The user now has to open the app to view the email and then tap on the Trash icon or they can swipe to delete an entry in the message list (after first viewing the email using the notification and back out to the message list). Both of those delay and nuisance the user by having to open the app instead of deleting immediately from the notification. Since Archive and Reply actions could be added to the motivation then Delete should also be able to get added to the notification.

    For a similar request, an admin responded to use a swipe to delete. Obviously the admin did not bother to read the request or could not understand the request was to add Delete to the NOTIFICATION for a new email, not how to delete after loading the app.

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    14 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    After loading your app, it can take awhile before it has polled the accounts, especially when viewing the All Inbox folder for multiple accounts. Add a thin progress bar (e.g., Firefox has one during a page load) or a spinner showing the app is busy polling the accounts. Else, the user might think the folder is empty because it is shown empty for a long time. When polling the accounts, show that.

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    2 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    3529 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey there!

    We highly appreciate your feedback you’ve given us about this feature. Good news: We’re close to releasing it on Android. You can get a sneak preview here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/06/05/improving-people-in-outlook-for-ios-and-android/

    Thanks for your patience as we make the final touches!

    All the best
    The Outlook Mobile Team

    PS: Please use the Help Section of the app for any questions, we are not able to see replies to this address.

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    Lee Hodsdon commented  · 

    Without the ability to edit my contacts, like when emails change, your app is worthless. You don't even stay in sync with what I see using a web browser under People (and that's screwed, too, in some fields cannot be edited). Your change to Exchange caused lots of screwups.

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    Under review  ·  764 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    When viewing the list of messages in the Outlook app, a large purple circle icon is shown with the first 2 initials of the sender's name. It wastes space that could be used to show more preview content.

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