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    41 comments  ·  Outlook for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    Not only do they not add any useful information, but they also take away from your ability to parse the information that you actually need to see. https://pocketnow.com/microsoft-random-rainbow-circles-outlook-mail

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    19 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    4 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  4. 207 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  5. 134 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    This feature has always been there. Use the "insert" tab to embed images. If you don't see the insert tab, click "Pop out" to make your email appear in its own window. This will show a full ribbon for the email with all of the options. Note, you need to be in HTML format mode to insert images, as plain text mode obviously doesn't support them.

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    12 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    This feature request has been possible in the existing interface for about 20 years. All you have to do is create a custom view for your inbox and add some conditional formatting rules where emails from a specific person or with specific keywords are changed to a specific color. I do this for multiple email accounts and it works really well for visually identifying the important messages based on color. Best friends get one color, family gets another color. In my work accounts, clients and bosses are color coded. It works really well.

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    59 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    That should be an option as part of the conditional formatting views.

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  9. 107 votes
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    7 comments  ·  The new Outlook.com » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback on the Outlook.com beta! We are considering a number of ways we should change the design based on screen size. We will reply back when we have an update.

    Adam Lein commented  · 

    It definitely needs a responsive design. This is 2017 after all! I have to side-scroll to see the "my account" button even though there's plenty of empty space in that row for those buttons to move over and fit within the window size.

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    890 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    Remember when we could do that with Windows Live Mesh? That was great.

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    38 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    164 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    We already have this feature. It's called "Flag for Follow Up" and you can specify reminders for when you want to see the email again. It even goes directly into the Outlook To Do's section so you can easily reference all of your scheduled emails. Really what we need is for the mobile version of Outlook to correctly support flagged emails with notifications!!! Mobile Outlook's "Schedule" command SHOULD add a flag with reminder that syncs with Outlook 2016 & Exchange, but it doesn't.

    Adam Lein commented  · 

    We already have this feature. It's called "Flag for Follow Up" and you can specify reminders for when you want to see the email again. Really what we need is for the mobile version of Outlook to correctly support flagged emails with notifications!!! Mobile Outlook's "Schedule" command SHOULD add a flag with reminder that syncs with Outlook 2016 & Exchange, but it doesn't.

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    334 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    Why not use the "Snooze for 2 days" function after the first reminder appears? Doesn't that do exactly what you're looking for? I "snooze" reminders all the time so they'll pop up again at a later time. If I need two different reminders, I'll make another appointment that says something like "Prepare for ***" and set it 2 days ahead of *** appointment.

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    47 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    Using SMS to communicate via electronic messaging is kind of archaic. It's such a limited communications method compared to email. What I do with people who don't know how to use email and prefer text messaging is simply look up their phone's text messaging email account address. All phones have an SMS email gateway. Then you can use Outlook (or any email program) to send them text messages and their replies go directly to your email, thus allowing you to filter, sort, flag, categorize conversations as you would regular email.

    You can look up a phone number's carrier name and then its email address domain using the below links.

    Phone number validator and carrier detector:
    https://www.twilio.com/lookup

    Email address by carrier:
    http://www.emailtextmessages.com/

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    12 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    They're still there and they've been there the whole time. Look at the "Tags" section of the "Message" ribbon tab. Or if you're using a "popped out" message window, look at the "Tracking" section of the "options" ribbon tab.

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    35 comments  ·  The new Outlook.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    Also the mark as read settings are missing.

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    19 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    You have the ability to customize this yourself in the view settings since maybe Outlook 2007. The options are still there in Outlook 2017. I've added instructions and screenshots to the MS Answers thread here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_other/calendar-out-of-office-shading/6a63ab16-f7da-4d1d-b925-d923f6f62b62?rtAction=1500431661821

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    Under review  ·  742 comments  ·  Outlook for Android » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Adam Lein commented  · 

    Also see: "Microsoft added random rainbow circles to Outlook Mail and they’re terrible"
    http://pocketnow.com/2017/03/08/microsoft-random-rainbow-circles-outlook-mail

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