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  1. Play a sound when a new message arrives in my inbox

    When new emails arrive in my inbox, I want my device to play a sound so I know this has happened.

    1,437 votes
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      112 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Notifications/Sound Alerts

      It would be more convenient if the app notified the user with a sound when he/she receives a message. Also, the app could display the number of unread messages the user has (when the app isn't open).

      1,125 votes
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        160 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Push notifications for new mail in notification center

        I want to see the sender, subject and body of a new message in the notification center or as a banner.

        629 votes
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          56 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the notifications work.

          Getting no notifications for email.

          373 votes
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            50 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Notifications

            I wish the app would give me notifications when I get an email!

            354 votes
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              46 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Calendar notifications only

              Recent update means I now get notifications about emails as well as appointments. I get too much email it's all just now noise. I need calendar notifications only.

              171 votes
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                16 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Apple watch support especially for meeting notifications

                Add Apple watch support especially for meeting notifications

                62 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Option to disable play sound or notification

                  I get way too many emails, need an option to disable alerts, notifications for new emails

                  35 votes
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                  • I can't disable the calendar alerts when opening the app

                    Every time I open the app it fires all my calendar reminders since the last time I used it. It's very annoying to cancel through all of these before being able to proceed. I have all notifications turned off in iOS settings, but evidently this doesn't control in-app alerts.

                    27 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 22 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 19 votes
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                        • Notifications

                          No sound or Notification Center notifications when new e-mails come in. Everything configured properly yet nothing happens. Update please.

                          14 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Badge count can be changed to UNREAD count instead of UNSEEN count of inbox

                            Currently the badge count shows unseen count. I would like the option to see the unread count of my inbox.

                            12 votes
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                            • VIP Contacts (as iPhone native mail app)

                              Add VIP contacts that can have a different ways of alerting and a different notification policy (banners etc for certain contacts)

                              12 votes
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                              • Not updating notification

                                Constantly says at bottom of screen it is setting up to work offline and will take a few minutes. Notification never goes away and it never seems to update, no matter how much time i give it.

                                9 votes
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                                • VIP notification

                                  I do not need notification on every email - just by those on my VIP/favorites list. Also want the option to disable sounds on notification. Lastly the badge number should match number of new emails. Thank you.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • actually mark things as read

                                    items that I read are staying as unread. annoying.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Sound Alerts

                                      As a OWA user for iPhone. I feel that the app should have a notification sound to alert the user that he/she has a new message inside their inbox. As well as a number count for unread messages.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Messages should not be marked unread after opening them

                                        When simply going "back" messages are still marked unread on the mobile app

                                        8 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Notification Badge Disappears

                                          Even though OWA is different than the traditional Mail app using Active Sync, it'd be useful if the Notification Badge continues to display how many Unread Emails I continue to have in my Inbox. Currently the badge and count of unread emails disappears after you open the app.

                                          BTW - no notification sounds?
                                          - no ability to create groups via the app?
                                          - no integration with Lync?

                                          Getting better though. Looking forward to seeing the update.

                                          Thanks.

                                          7 votes
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