I think it's unfortunate that someone decided to merge my suggestion with this one. This suggestion is asking to show only new mail that has arrived since last checked which I don't necessarily agree with.
My suggestion below is for the badge to only count email from contacts marked as Favorites in People.
These are two very different behaviors. Please consider separating them or at least have someone from the Microsoft team clarify if both functionalities are being considered, but as separate options.
PLEASE add an option for the badge notification to display only new email from contacts marked as Favorites.
I get a lot of email . Even after setting Outlook badge count to show only emails in the Focused view, the count is usually too high to be useful. Focused vs Other is very helpful, but anyone who gets tons of email needs something more fine-grained. For example, after marking your mom, significant other and boss as favorites in Outlook People, the badge would never show more than 3. And those would be the only emails you really want to check immediately. Badge counts like "67" or "99+" or even "28" are meaningless when you glance at your phone to see if anything really important came in recently. I want to keep things such as bills and clients in my focused view, but I'm not going to stop in the middle of whatever I'm doing to read them all!
Samsung mail got this feature for a long time ago with their VIP list. Microsoft Outlook has really improved and deserves this killer feature as well.
Even using focused inbox (which I like BTW), I still get a meaningless number like 99 on the Outlook icon badge. I only want to see the number of emails from a handful of VIP's. Samsung mail has had this for years.
This idea was posted four years ago and now has well over 600 votes and we're yet to see any acknowledgement that it's being worked on or at least considered. Why is such an obvious feature so difficult for Microsoft to understand?
I'm surprised there aren't a lot more votes for this. VIP is a killer feature in Samsung's email app and shows only unread VIP email count in badges when activated instead of a meaningless huge number. Why can't Microsoft do this?
Please add a feature to mark people/senders as VIPs with the ability to sort/prioritize emails accordingly, but also set the notification badge to only show the count for new VIP emails instead of all emails. I discovered how incredibly useful this last feature was when I tried Samsung email. Otherwise, I would have deleted it in favor of Outlook email.
SPAM email suddenly arriving in my inbox. Unlike some who have reported lots of SPAM getting to their inbox for months or years, Outlook SPAM filtering has generally been great for me—until today: 2019.07.08. Suddenly, over the last 8 hours or so, about 9 or 10 obvious SPAM and even phishing email scams have made it into my focused inbox. I want to report this separately in case some server-side changes were made today. I have not made any changes on the client side. Please do not take the lazy way out and suggest that I configure outlook to only allow email from addresses in my safe senders list. My Junk email configuration was working fine for more than a year—until today.
Come on people. To think you can get email service for free is magical thinking. By now you should realize, either you pay for the product or YOU are the product. I love being ad-free with my Office 365 subscription. However, I agree ads should NEVER be flashing, jumping or using other annoying attention-getting methods—unless you're trying to drive all free users away on purpose.
Thank you for your feedback! This feature is planned and will come to the beta in a future update. We will reply back when it is available.
P.S. I realize we can now highlight a sender's address in the Outlook.com details pane and click Show More to see some or all of their past emails. However, this new feature requires more clicks (buried more deeply). Furthermore, the resulting list lacks interactive features such as select all, so this is not an adequate replacement for hover or right-click Find All. Thanks for listening to our feedback.
I actually love the new Outlook.com, but, for me, the lack of hover or right-click over sender to Find All was the biggest loss in the transition. Why has it been more than 18 months and still we don't have this feature back or any status update? This is apparently not an internal priority, but it's very important for users.
-Outlook Premium Customer
Really missing right-click Send to OneNote in Outlook.com beta.