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  1. Enable document attachment in emails

    Enable document attachment in emails, since its painful not to be able to answer a coworker and quickly attach a word document.

    8,708 votes
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      415 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Choose "From" address for Office 365 / Exchange accounts

      Add an option to the Email client, so that we can choose the "From" address configured in Office 365 or Exchange server!

      This is A MUST for business users.

      In Outlook Web Access (full) or desktop Outlook you are able to choose to send from assigned addresses.

      And/or update at least the OWA light version to handle the "From" option.
      Currently you can only access Office 365 OWA light via WP8 browser (mobile or desktop setting), and there you are not able to choose the desired "From" address.

      4,015 votes
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        21 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Two-way full email sync

        We need the ability for the phone to automatically push changes back to the server. Right now, the only way to do this is to manually click the sync button. After deleting or moving emails, one has to click the sync button (or wait for new email to arrive) for the changes to sync back to the server. This really needs to perform automatically immediately after the action has been performed.

        1,627 votes
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          25 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          While we can’t promise to ship every suggestion that gets submitted, we will be sure that our product development team receives your feedback. We’re always listening!

        • Emails Download Pictures Automatically

          When opening an Email you should not have to hit the download pictures button. This should be done automatically

          1,429 votes
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            93 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1,392 votes
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              114 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Send/receive text messages from Outlook

              In WIndows Mobile 6.5, with Exchange 2010, we could send/receive text messages directly from Outlook on our computer. Bring back pls! http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/send-and-receive-text-messages-sms-HA101823438.aspx

              986 votes
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                72 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Toast notifications for incoming email

                The toast notifications work great for texts/IM/etc., why aren't there any for emails? You always have to go to your inbox to see the email.

                865 votes
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                  40 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 718 votes
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                    47 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 710 votes
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                      45 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to email pdf files stored on the phone.

                      With no ability to email PDF files on the phone, it's very limiting to only be able to read them.

                      701 votes
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                        17 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Send emails from all Alias of one emailaccount

                        Sometimes you have more than one alias e-mail-address in the same e-mail-account. Make it possible to change your e-mail-address (from) when writing e-mails.

                        680 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable the support of special IMAP folders

                          It should be good to enable the support/mapping of special IMAP folders such as DRAFT, OUTBOX, JUNK, QUARANTINE,...

                          662 votes
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                            21 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Clear e-mail autocomplete history

                            Tap-and-hold to delete an e-mail address from the autocomplete list (e.g. misspelled e-mail addresses), and/or option to delete e-mail address history (reset autocomplete list, to only show e-mail addresses from contacts)

                            516 votes
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                              17 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 377 votes
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                                26 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • IMAP Idle Push-Mail support.

                                Please add IMAP Idle Push-Mail support. There are mail accounts outside the big three providers and ActiveSync is a rare protocol.

                                341 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Upgrade Email APP on 8.1

                                  Windows Phone team made a great job with WP 8.1. I'm trying it from the first day of developer preview.

                                  One thing still hasn't seen any upgrade and is an awesome WP feature: EMAIL.

                                  Why on Earth Email App hasn't seen new features? Specially for business users is still pretty useless.

                                  We disperately need features such as File Picker and File Saver: why I can't say where I want to save my attachements? When I download an attachement I still can't save and use it right from my phone but just inside the email. And File Picker should be awesome…

                                  299 votes
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                                    10 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Izbasar

                                    Salam korindax la

                                    283 votes
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                                    • Fix unread state for moved/deleted emails.

                                      After reading an email and then deleting it, the email is moved to the "Deleted Items" folder, however it is marked as unread.

                                      270 votes
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                                        21 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Plain text email

                                        Currently the email style looks a bit obnoxious. The option to send email in plain text would be very welcome.

                                        218 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Email  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Put Folder button in the taskbar in Outlook

                                          Currently it requires 3 taps to get to a different folder other than Inbox.

                                          208 votes
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