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  1. Make it easier to accept new meeting time proposals

    I want to be able to quickly accept a new meeting time proposed by a colleague. Right now the only obvious way I see to do so is to remember the proposed new time, tap the link to edit the event, enter the new time from memory, and then send the new invite. This is far too complicated when the new time it mutually agreeable.

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      0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow to copy text fragments from answered-forwarded mails

      Currently copy and paste of text lines from answered / forwarded mails is not possible.
      This is very nasty, if you want to quote a few lines
      Only workaround today: send mail to standard IMAP /pop account on iPhone and copy the needed lines there :(

      5 votes
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      • Restore ability to select offline folders

        Sometime back I selected three folders to be available offline (along with inbox and drafts which are available by default). When I went to add two more today (the limit is five) I was not only not able to add but I lost the three that I had previously selected. This is very important for working on planes that do not yet have wifi.

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        • 1 vote
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          • Subject only view mode in inbox

            Need inbox item view to customize to show only subject or from or smaller font so it can list more items when we want to delete in bulk

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              0 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hide preview and give more space to mail list

              And give possibility to configure columns and sorting

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              • DELETE BUTTON POSITION

                May you please give an option to confirm before delete, i mostly accidentally hit the delete button trying to hit the back button and my email is gone. Or rather position it where its not that easy to heat-thank you, iphone 4s user.

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                • 4 votes
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                  • Update the app via AppStore.

                    Waiting for the app to derp around and update takes longer than needed. By doing these updates via AppStore we can do this on our own time.

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                    • 2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  iPad  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make the create a group work

                        When I try to create a group that choice does not show, only the single create a contact pops up

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                        • Ability to send from alias

                          This is such a basic feature that I'm actually surprised it's not possible. Please Microsoft fix this, other wise I'll be forced to use the iPhone basic mail :(

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                          • 3 votes
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                            • 1 vote
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                              • Background App refresh

                                Add a feature to keep OWA syncing with the server. This feature will enhance the 'unread ' feature which requires the app to be in the foreground.

                                11 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Tone for new email

                                  Would be great

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                                  • Tap on top

                                    Tap on top of the screen to scroll to the newest message as in most iOS Apps.

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                                      Communicate with team thru instant message

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                                      • Include from and partial subject in email notifications

                                        Seeing I have 5 new emails may be nice, but having an idea who and what the emails are about is much more helpfull

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                                        • Frozen contact sync

                                          I have been trying to Dsync my contacts from OWA and it keeps freezing on me or it will not let me uncheck the box

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