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  1. Cancel mark as junk

    On more than one occasion I have accidentally marked email as junk when I intended to flag (as this is just below in the list). Problem is that the resulting dialogue only lets me choose between reporting or not reporting there is no way to cancel it. I have had to close down the app and restart to avoid having the selected message moved to junk :(

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    • Stop Outlook Event Add On

      You think you've found an event? No, you haven't. What you've found is my rage every time I'm trying to scroll through an important email and Outlook suddenly decides to try and force me to schedule a non existent event. Is there a way to disable the feature that hotlinks the text around dates/times? Often times when I try to back out of it, the App freezes up and I have to close it and restart. Thanks.

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      • Can't file emails any more

        The latest update seems to have broken the "move to file" feature.

        The dialog box pops up but doesn't allow folders to be selected.

        The application is then frozen until it can be shut down and restarted.

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        • Group Email Account Access

          Please add the ability to access our group email accounts when we are away from our desktop outlook.

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          • Answers to posted questions/ideas

            Where are the answers that Microsoft undoubtedly post?

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            • On line archive

              Please provide access to online archive

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              • Folders

                There has to be a way to make it easier to make folders and rules to automatically sort your incoming mail from Amazon or important business clients etc.

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                • Make app consistent between iPad & iPhone

                  A swipe from right to left on the iPad just marks an email for action. On an iPhone it moves it to the delete folder. The action should be consistent, preferable to allow marking/selecting of multiple items on the iPhone, like on the iPad, for further action.

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                  • Search by keywords in emails

                    In addition to using Search button to look up person by email, maybe should consider expanding the functionality of Search to look up keyword found in inbox emails.

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                    • My issue has been fixed #2985412

                      Hiya,

                      In regards to issue #2985412 I have sorted this by following your instructions to delete and reinstall the app. Thank you for your help!

                      Best,

                      Tanya

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                      • Push notifications

                        It will randomly stop pushing out notifications that I have messages.

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                        • Show number of unread messages

                          I am often unaware that I have unread emails, because there is nothing that shows up telling me that I do.

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                          • Back up all emails

                            My school is about to switch my email to an alumni address and it would be nice to be able to back up emails to your hard drive

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                              • Additional folders using rules

                                I would like to be able to access folders for people or companies that I have setup as rules to automatically send to help with email clutter.

                                Currently I have no access to those other folders and I am forced to use other email apps or my laptop to view such folders.

                                I would like an option to select the most important folders, at a minimum, to be able to sync.

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                                • Search function means email can't be read

                                  If you search for an email with the search command, you cannot then read the body of the email.. only the subject line.

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                                  • Cannot send email messages

                                    Since the IOS 10 upgrade Ian not able to send messages. All the messages just sit in my out box and after 3 hours (Long time) go out. By this time I have sent another message so the recipient ends up with two messages confusing them.

                                    I have stopped using OWA on my iPhone to send messages.

                                    Let me know when you have a resolution at George.johnpulle@gmail.com or gjohnpulle@deloitte.com.au or mobile 61 477641149

                                    Thanks
                                    George

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                                    • Add feature "Select All"/"Clear Folder"

                                      Hello Help Desk,

                                      I would recommend to add a feature "select all" or "clear folder" option especially to "Delete" the deleted folder.
                                      It's been hard time to select each deleted email to delete emails permanently.
                                      Appreciate your immediate action on this regard !

                                      Thanks

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                                      • Shared Mailbox

                                        We're able to see shared mailbox.. But when we reply, I cannot reply as shared mailbox.. ☹️

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                                        • In the last couple of weeks the same set of deleted messages keep returning to the inbox.

                                          In the last couple of weeks the same set of deleted messages keep returning to the inbox. If I delete, they will go, but randomly come back later.

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