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  1. Please get this message across to users

    I thought it would be good for Microsoft to publicize the following to sort out issues after the IOS 8 upgrade.

    "After upgrade to IOS 8, if the OWA app crashes at startup or has other issues, please remove the app, download it again or reset it from iPhone/iPad Settings ->OWA->tap to Reset Application."

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  2. Gear Icon

    Can't find it ... Where is it? How do I get to it?

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  3. Setting to mark emails as unread

    All email clients have an option to turn on/off marking emails as read when opening them. This should be a setting within the options which applies to all emails.

    This is particularly useful for people who use the app after hours to keep an eye on things but don't intend on working/responding to all emails opened in the app.

    3 votes
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  4. Shared mailbox collaboration

    Shared mailboxes are great but without being able to see who has replied to what from the OWA app it makes it almost useless as an email collaboration tool.

    It would be awesome if you could see exactly what emails had been replied to and who in the company had been assigned to what email this would especial useful for email address used for help desk.

    8 votes
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  5. User experience suggestions

    Please add the ability to change the font size when viewing email, also add the ability to open the next message from within an email

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  6. Unread email while offline

    While the offline folders feature works- a very useful feature while on a plane or subway - the Unread mail feature requires an internet connection.

    Can you add some code to view the unread emails while offline?

    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  7. Unread messages

    Unread messages should include all the unread messages in the sub folders as well.

    11 votes
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  8. Attaching docs from OneDrive

    It would really make sense to be able to attach the docs we have in one drive to the emails. I see it as valuable as you can edit docs in OneDrive and then instantly send them. What use is it to only send photographs as attachments?!

    3 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Delay in composing msg

    There is delay in displaying the characters typed while composing the messages. It's causing inconvenience to use this app.

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  11. Sort by categories

    I use categories to set email as "WIP", "To Do", "Done", etc.
    If I can't sort by those categories this is simply useless for me.
    Outlook is a professional app. Please make full-function.

    8 votes
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  12. Moving messages

    OWA should remember the state how the tree of folders was already opened, as it does in Outlook!
    Or even offer a specific folder in the first place as BlackBerry does, based on the subject, the sender and previous moves!

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  13. To Touch top of screen to navigate to top of the list

    Like with iOS messages, Facebook, ...
    It here are many lists this could apply to, not just emails in a folder - search results, folder list, ...

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  14. Left swipe

    Swiping left offers the options:-
    • mark read
    • mark unread
    • file
    • flag
    • delete

    I would prefer:-
    • mark read OR unread, depending whether email is already opens nor closed (otherwise one of the options doesn't make sense)
    • archive
    • file
    • flag
    • delete

    The archive option moves emails to the Archive sub folder, like in the PC version.

    Thank you.

    2 votes
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  15. Be able to edit the text in a forwarded or replied email

    When you forward or reply to an email, you can't edit or delete the existing text from the previous emails

    35 votes
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  16. 29 votes
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  17. Select multiple emails to move

    Select multiple items to move at once.

    8 votes
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  18. Marking a single message unread marks the entire thread

    Take a single message in a thread and mark it unread suddenly on your outlook or OWA the entire thread is marked unread.

    12 votes
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  19. More sort options

    Add more sort options other than just time and date

    10 votes
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  20. Hyper link phone numbers

    Allow phone numbers to be hyperlinks so we can dial by touching them. This feature is almost important enough that I've consider going back to iPhone mail.

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