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    55 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    New Simple Spam Blocking Desperately Needed--and one not requiring the usual tedious Click Dance.

    Current Junk Sender fashion is to send the same message using multiple fake auto-generated e-dresses. For example, Reverse Mortgage pitches that are identical except for the "from" portion. Another problem is the same product (right now it's the TAC-light flashlight) being offered by a dozen or more actually different companies.
    For both problems I want to be able to highlight, without opening the e-mail, the critical words: Reverse Mortgage or TAC-Light or whatever they come up with next. I then want to be able to press one more key that will tell Outlook to block e-mails including those words. Totally block--don't want to even see it.

    Alternatively I want to press a key that the unleash a galactically powerful electromagnetic radiation pulse that will reduce sender's computer to a charred smoking crater. But possibly there will be legal issues as a result, so I'll settle for the highlight/one click approach.

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  4. 68 votes
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  7. 44 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    bill marsano commented  · 

    The New Contact page in older Outlook versions is much likea that in the newest Outlook--but not nearly as useful. Both have the same large space at lower right for notes about the new contact, but in older Outlooks you could search according to info in that panel. No longer! New Outlook allows search by name only.

    I have 2000+ contacts and can't possibly recall all names, especially because some I use only every few months. So in old Outlook I added such terms as Family, Classmates, and so on. And so searching for Family brought up the entries for all members.

    In business this was even more important. I'm a writer. My field is alcohol. So to every contact I added categories (wine, rye, scotch, etc.) and brand names. Then when I was starting an article on Vodka, I could search for Vodka and get all of my Vodka contacts at once--including those I'd completely forgotten. When I couldn't recall the contact of some obscure brand in could search by the brand's name and get the info needed.

    Why has new Outlook (since version 2013, I think) been unnecessarily crippled? I wish I could meld the 2003 version into W10, but apparently that's impossible.

    Look at it this way: new Outlook is like a dictionary. Access to info is limited unless you know exactly what you need. Old Outlook was like a Thesaurus: you can access info by coming at it form 2 or more different directions. Computer power is uniquely suited to that kind of search. Outlook used to have it but now it doesn't. Why?

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    50 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Restore the 4 colored flags available in old Outlook versions. For me, recipient of rafts of e-mails daily, they were an important organizing tool. I could divide e-mails into, say, Family, Friends, Business, Upcoming Events or whatever I wanted, making it easy to locate specific e-mails and deal with them as convenient. With only one flag all I can do is flag items of unspecified importance, which means I have a bulk of stuff that I have to sort through as many as four times.

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    83 comments  ·  Outlook 2016 for Windows » Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Older Outlook version synched with Word--a drop-down option asked "do you want Word to be your e-mail editor?" and in most cases the best answer was yes. In any case, there was a useful option that has been removed. So now when I correct a flagged typo in Spell Check, I have to do it twice--once in Word and again in Outlook. This is a real time-waster.

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