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  1. 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                            • Shared Mailbox

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

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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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                                      • 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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