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  1. On line archive

    Please provide access to online archive

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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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                      • 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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                        • Customization

                          Please add some options for customization like font sizes. Overall the text is really big and uncomfortable at times.

                          Also, ability to view all emails from a particular contact. This is very useful.

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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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                            • Hey!

                              Do you know that there is another team within Microsoft that has a similar program, Outlook for iPhone. If you'd work together on a single app, it would be just about perfect!

                              Mobile workers want all their mail, calendars, and tasks on one place. Multiple accounts(exchange, IMAP, gmail ...), merged inbox. Merged calendars. Nobody want to hunt between apps to look at different inboxes!

                              If Outlook iOS supported Shared Mailbox, and send from selected Connected accounts, I'd use that. But they don't.

                              Instead, I use two email apps from Microsoft in bewilderment of how apps in large corporations just reflect…

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                              • Search All Folders Option

                                I have a number of Rules setup to divert incoming mail to specified folders. Sometimes it's difficult to find messages that may have been moved to one of those folders or is linked to a Conversation chain. Search also seems to be impacted by whether the message has Read or Unread.

                                The Outlook Desktop Application allows the user to specify whether to search the Search Current Folder or Search All Folders. That option would be useful in the mobile Apps.

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                                • Automatic Replies

                                  When posting automatic replied from OWA for iPhone, it never keeps the formatting. I'm unable to tell how it is being sent to others, however, in the space provided, hitting the 'Done' button erases any format that was entered. If what is shown is being sent, it makes me look unprofessional & the phone should have a seamless and comparable experience to the MS Outlook program for Win.

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                                    • Archives

                                      Why Can't I see any of my Archive folders??? If I launch Owa through a browser I can, but not in the app. What gives?? The Outlookvapp is the same way, you can't see the archives

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                                      • Send from options

                                        I see that I can show the from field, but I don't see my aliases listed as options when I tap on the field. Also missing: accounts where I have "Send as" permissions.

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                                        • Manually sort shared mailboxes account order

                                          It would be awesome to be able to decide what order the shared mailboxes appear in.

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