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  1. Pinnable Task Pane Support for Mac and OWA

    The Pinnable Task Pane is a great piece of functionality, because as the user is navigating through their Inbox it is cumbersome to have to click a button to open an add-in for each email.

    Support for this (at least as per the documentation) is limited only to Outlook 2016 for Windows.

    This Idea captures the work to enable this functionality for both OWA and the Mac desktop client.

    64 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make sure you follow up on stack overflow questions

      Hi!

      Usually, when developers encounter bugs, there is a central bug tracking system. Since you don't have one, for unknown- or no reasons, could you please follow up on Stack Overflow questions?

      Thanks!

      Developer with 3 unanswered, outstanding questions on Stack Overflow

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        1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Feature Proposal for Outlook - Dynamic mail address list

        I would like to propose a new Outlook feature named „dynamic mail address list”.

        Background:
        Many companies and other communities are using a mail based communication approach e.g. to coordinate project related tasks.
        Mail address lists are typically defined statically and include many receiver addresses.
        A specific mail for a dedicated subject is then distributed to a large number of mail addresses but many receivers of the mail are not interested in this specific subject. Subsequent mails for the subject are always distributed to all mail addresses again. Checking mails is in general getting more and more inefficient for individual…

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          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Binding.BindingDataChanged events to Outlook

          Right now there are no ways to listen for updates in TO, CC, BCC, Subject, Body fields.
          The Binding.BindingDataChanged event like in Word or Excel could be the good solutions for that.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • flag detecting if attachment exits in compose mode.

            We don't need to know the details of the attachments but only a flag that indicates that the item in compose, user has added an attachment.

            Office.context.mailbox.item.attachments is only supported in Read mode for performance reason, but can we have a only a flag exposed to tag compose item of attachment existence?

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • body.getAsync() return only current content in compose mode

              Office.context.mailbox.item.body.getAsync(), per API per documentation returns contents including the old conversations.

              Can we have the ability to return only the content that user just typed in the editor while replying an existing email.

              Giving an example, if I click reply to an email I receive and start typing "This is my reply", then I want to retrieve only those 4 words as a result to the API call.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to retrieve BCC on own e-mails in read-mode (sent folder)

                We would like to be able to retrieve the recipients in the BCC field of an e-mail which was sent by the user himself (aka the e-mail is in the sent folder and in read-mode).

                Currently BCC can only be retrieved when the e-mail is in compose mode.

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                  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Respect activation rules for add-in ribbon command buttons

                  When using version overrides in the manifest to provide command buttons in the ribbon for an Office JS Add-in, activation rules specified outside the VersionOverrides element are ignored and there is no way to specify activation rules inside the VersionOverrides element.

                  This prevents us from activating our add-in only when it makes sense, which confuses our users.

                  Please respect the provided activation rules or provide us with similar functionality for ribbon command buttons so that we can control when they are shown.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Choose an Outlook email that you sent & add more information where the update attaches itself to the original email in the received inbox.

                    Choose an Outlook email that you have already sent & add more recent information where the update message attaches itself to the original email in the receiving persons inbox.
                    Often, I'm asking someone to do something by email to only get more up to date information later that changes the request. I then send another email, but they may have actioned the first email already.

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                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • make sure your (support) engineers reachable by email or otherwise via Stack Overflow

                      Most of the time, after having posted a question on Stack Overflow regarding one of the products devs can develop for, your (support) engineers provide an answer. Sometimes a conversation arises after which, at some point, engineers stop responding.
                      Currently there is no good way (well, except for a public bug tracker which you don't seem to have for no / unknown reasons) to draw the attention of your (support) engineers back to said conversation in a user friendly way.

                      Make it so, that there will be.

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                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make signature in outlook available through office js

                        We want to set a different signature in the mail body from the outlook add-in. Right now altering the whole html of the mail body makes this quite impossible, especially because it is different on all different platforms. (win, mac, online different browsers)

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                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 当我把屏幕竖过来就没法使用 outlook 了,希望前端优化

                          当我把屏幕竖过来就没法使用 outlook 了,希望前端优化

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                            0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for Office.context.mailbox.displayNewAppointmentForm

                            Hi,
                            I am developing a outlook add-in for mac OS using OfficeJs API.
                            As per the requirement, I am using **Office.context.mailbox.displayNewAppointmentForm()** method to open an Appointment window programatically, on the click of button.

                            Office.context.mailbox.displayNewAppointmentForm(
                            {
                            location: '{Location}',
                            subject: '{subject}',
                            body: '{some large text}'
                            });

                            If the **body** text is around 1600 characters or less, then the appointment window gets open with the pre-populated body, subject and location.
                            But if the body text exceeds that, then no appointment window is opened.
                            I know that there is a limit of 32 KB for the appointment form's body but my text is not…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Refresh mailbox view in Outlook 2016 Client

                              I am currently developing an Outlook Add-In with JavaScript. In the background, I use EWS to update emails.

                              Problem: In Outlook, the modified mail is not refreshed. Please add the possibility to trigger a refresh with JavaScript.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a Confidential folder within Outlook

                                Create a Confidential folder within Outlook to store important and confidental emails that requires a password to access

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                                  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable Add-ins while creating a meeting in office 365 group calendar in outlook 2016

                                  It should be possible to use Add-in while creating meetings in group calendar. This works in Outlook Web but not in native.

                                  Our applications helps to create structured agenda for a meeting but since the add-in is disabled while creating meeting in group calendar, we cant use the app in group calendar using Outlook 2016 native.

                                  Currently in Outlook native Add-ins are not supported in shared mailboxes this is mentioned in details in the below Stack Overflow question.

                                  https://stackoverflow.com/q/48075490/5767992

                                  11 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow comments needed for VML

                                    Because the Outlook client uses Word as rendering the use of HTML is very limited. To work around this comments like this "<!--[if gte mso 9]>" is used to insert VML when rendered in a client.

                                    However these tags are stripped away when using item.body.setSelectedDataAsync to insert HTML from an add-in.

                                    Please allow these comments tags to control VML to be passed through.

                                    6 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add ContextMenu Extension Point to modern Outlook Add-ins

                                      It would be useful to allow Outlook Add-ins to have context menu extension points to allow for more granular action controls (e.g. Right-clicking THIS specific email allows me to act on it with THIS add-in)

                                      It seems that the context menu isn't off limit to all Office programs, such as Word or Excel, but there is not any support for Outlook.

                                      https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/manifest/extensionpoint

                                      47 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make signed emails available for Outlook Plugins

                                        If you access a message in the Outlook inbox, that is digitally signed, your Outlook plugins do not have any access to the message. As a growing number of businesses works with signed messages, this becomes a problem for recipients. Outlook plugins allow to associate messages to a lead, case or opportunity in CRM systems. Currently, it is not possible to process these emails via Outlook plugins.

                                        I understand, that these messages shouldn't be manipulated by plugins to guarantee the integrity of the electronic signature. But it should be possible to get read-only access to these messages.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide access to the Master Categories list

                                          The Outlook Object Model provides access to a Mailbox's list of categories and category colors, so it would be great if this list was added to Office.context.mailbox as well.

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