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  1. Emoticons!!

    Who thought that emoticons replacing the text 'areas' was a good idea?

    The app is now almost useless as they are not intuitive, and any office familiarity has gone.

    For the biggest software company there is you have some stupid ideas. Please revert to the old version, or offer a switch.

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    • Bug with iOS8/ iPhone 6

      There seems to be a bug with iOS8/ iPhone 6 when typing emails. Some of the text will sometimes 'disappear' (appear as white space where words should be) in the last line when typing and can only be seen if you minimise the keyboard.

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      • adding event will not close dialog and event doesn't actually get added.

        Title says it all. I tried adding an event and can't get out of the add event popup dialog after entering all the details.

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        • Frustrating

          My work makes us change our password every 60 days. There's no option to update password in the options/setting on the app. So once I've changed password from laptop/office PC it means my owa app is not using correct password any more so now I can't send emails from the account.

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          • Can't listen to emailed voicemail .wav files using OWA for iPhone

            Voicemail Messages received in my email inbox as .wav files are not able to be played back.

            Before moving to OWA for iPhone, I could select the attachment and it would playback the voicemail message using iTunes. No problems.

            Since changing to OWA for iPhone I can't associate or open with any software to actually listen to my messages. Please advise. This is so frustrating.

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            • What is up with the icons?

              I wish I could post a photo. I open OWA and the folders button is now a golf course. The "more options" button is not a cup of coffee. The app is absolutely impossible to navigate. Why did this happen?

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              • Links not working

                Links are no longer opening in my emails. This is a new issue. Thank you for your urgency addressing the problem!

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                • Permanently Deleted E-mail Stuck

                  I have an old e-mail that keeps showing up in my Inbox in OWA in iOS 8.2. I've deleted and permanently deleted it in OWA. I can close the app and relaunch and it disappears for a while, but then comes back. I don't see it when I access the same corp Office365 e-mail on a PC through the web or Outlook. So it seems MS has something separate setup to support the OWA mobile app, which is causing the issue. Probably some temp files / cache that needs to be cleaned up for this on your servers. I doubt…

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                  • 2 votes
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                    • Installing OWA on Sony

                      I downloaded the OWA for android pre release app on my Sony Xperia Z2 and I can not complete the setup. The app opens and I have to agree to terms, when I do I have to fill in my email and my password. Then: We found the information but can not link to the server.

                      What can I do?

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                      • Keyboard blocks text being edited

                        On Android, items being edited do not scroll up so that the text remains in view. There is no way to scroll them up by touching the screen. The keyboard blocks the text.

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                        • Menus replaced by emojis

                          You should probably not have replaced the menu symbols with randomly changing imojis. It is not conducive to productivity.

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                          • An email that won't go away only on this app.

                            I keep getting the same read email in my Inbox from Facebook saying that "Jody Lauren poked me". I tried hundreds of times to delete it, but it comes back when I come back to this app.

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                            • In app update not working on iOS _or_ Android

                              Filed a report yesterday about this. Changed over to my Nexus 5 and had the same problem there.

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                              • Emoticon Menus??!?

                                What happened to the menus? They have been replaced with little coffee cups!

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                                • 2 votes
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                                  • Full of bugs!

                                    So many bugs on this app, particularly since iOS8. Menus almost greyed out to the point they cannot be read. Invisible text until the screen is refreshed. No notifications (this has always been the case but it is still very frustrating). MS needs to release an update as it has not been refreshed since April.

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                                    • Colours

                                      Have all gone light coloured and can't see or read them. Do you need to send an update?

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                                      • 1 unsent

                                        I have a notice that there is 1 unsent email, but my outbox and drafts are both empty, and I don't have any unsent emails. How do I clear this alert? N8pease@comcast.net

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                                        • NEED Image Signature!

                                          Image does not work in the signature on IOS devices! Please update!

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