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  2. Easier de-duping

    I had a failed attempt at importing my data into Connections, so I deleted all the contacts and started again. I now have a (more or less) clean list assigned to various mailing lists but this has brought about its own issues.

    My suggestions are:

    1) I have a complete set of duplicates (and more - 832 people in Contacts but 1,705 people on the 'Everyone' list) with no reassurance that, if I use this list, it won't send each mail twice!
    2) Provide an easier way of searching for duplicates in the contacts list. At present all you seem…

    17 votes
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  3. Simplify info about "updates to be downloaded"

    Problem when starting Outlook shown in an info screen at the centre of my laptop screen, but no suggested solution. After several restarts and new tests to start Outlook I happened to see -"there are updates to be made" etc at the lower right side corner. But why on earth don't you write that tiny info in the "error message box" on the centre of the screen, so everyone can see that info without using a magnifier!

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  5. Backup tool for Live.com

    Live.com is a web-based application that is used for email communication. However, there are various online threats available that can cause harm to your database or important emails. Issues like account hacking, permanent deletion of important emails, virus issues make your account inaccessible, internet connectivity problem etc. may create trouble for you to access emails of Live.com. In this case, backup is the only solution by which the users can access their important database already saved.for more detail visit here: http://www.osttopstapp.com/live.com-backup.html

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  6. AOL backup tool

    To take backup of AOL mailboxes, you can try any of the methods as several solutions are available for this. But the user should make the selection on the basis of data safety and their ease. Some solutions are available but they are not safe that’s why we recommend you to download free AOL Backup software. for more detail visit here: http://www.completeconverter.com/aol-backup/

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  7. When ever new user created in O365 Tenant,new user has to get an email to his office mail id or else customized mail ID.

    When ever new user created in O365 Tenant,new user has to get an email to his office mail id or else customized mail ID.

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  8. Please allow option to insert the image in autoreply in OWA

    Please allow option to insert the image in autoreply in OWA

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  9. Error- "Either there is no email client or the current mail client canot fulfill the messaginf request. Please run Microsoft Outlook..

    User get the error- "Either there is no email client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it as the default mail client." while previewing the .msg files in the Preview Pane enabled under File Explorer.
    We have Win 10 Enterprise 64-bit OS on which we are using the Office(Outlook) 2016 64-bit and though Outlook is already a default mail client still user is getting this error. While troubleshooting this issue I found that other file types are being previewed with no issues other than .msg files also when I tried…

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  10. Gmail Email Extractor

    Perfect gmail email address software to easily collected all gmail, outlook and yahoo email addresses successfully. Try free demo https://www.kmttech.com/email-extractor.html

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  11. Do not retire Connection from business 365

    We are a small company that started using windows for business 365 and love it. We used the connections portion of it and was an amazing hit wit the clients now it is being retired. What is this going to mean for us. The best thing about 365 is that everything you need is there in one spot.
    We need the connection/ campaign APP
    Please do something

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  12. Outlook Email Address Extractor

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  13. Allow custom domains for outbound email address

    Please allow me to send from my custom domain like mycompany.com rather than mycompany.mssend.com

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  14. Hi, is there a way to test (trial mode) Microsoft Connections before deciding to upgrade to Office365 Business Pro from the standard suite?

    At the moment our organization has the Office365 Business plan, from the Business Pro plan we're interested to test Microsoft Connections as a solution for sending out newsletters. Is there a way to test Connections before upgrading the plan? Many thanks!

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  15. Please activate it for Enterprise plans as well

    All our clients are below 100 employees, yet most of them are on Please activate it for Enterprise plans as wellOffice365 Plan E3, including us selves, and we are only 5 on the team.

    All the new goodies, Connections, Listings, Invoicing, MileIQ and Bookings, Outlook Customer Manager are only for Business Premium, why not let the companies that pay more opt-in on these as well?

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  16. Easier and more useful template creation/control

    The campaign templates are really basic and appear that they are only built for mobile devices by size. They look fine for a few things, but there is no way to do custom coding with it or get a higher end (professional) look and feel. I tried to put 600x338 pixel image in a template and it would not let me resize to fit the predetermined box (which is pretty much square). Adding more links to the template document would be helpful. You can add one link basically to the announcement template, plus all your social links, so very limited.…

    19 votes
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    Hi Brian,

    Thank you again for your additional feedback!

    I would like to try to summarize your ideas/questions, as it will help the team identify the different pieces they might be able to help on.

    Your Suggestions:

    1. You would like more flexibility with the look and feel of campaigns—for example the image you were trying to add was different from the aspect ratio of the template.

    2. You would like to add more links to the templates. (You are correct that right now, the “Referral” campaign doesn’t allow any custom links, and the “Announcement” campaign allows just one. However the “Newsletter” template allows as many links as you like).

    3. You would like to have the ability to edit HTML directly or import a pre-made HTML template

    4. You would like to have the ability to pick a custom accent color.

    Your Questions:

    1. Where is the “join” function?…

  17. Greater Flexibility with Editing Email Campaigns

    Everything from font to footer is limited to the defaults, need to be able to customise current template.

    13 votes
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  18. Better Contact Control - Connections Campaigns

    The Business Center Contacts and mailing lists are "clunky" and difficult for larger campaigns. The ability to have custom fields and filter on them for campaigns would be a huge improvement. We want to do several campaigns grouped by sales people, but when creating a mailing list you have to manually click on each user instead of querying a group by a particular field. Also, how about tracking the email results, especially if undeliverable? Custom fields would also be helpful to follow up on certain items like if the contact has become stale, setting up geographical regions for campaigns and…

    15 votes
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    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the great feedback! If I’m understanding you correctly, you’re making four distinct but related suggestions:

    1. Improve the contacts list by allowing custom fields (some of your ideas are geographical region, whether they’re still an active customer, which salesperson they work with)
    2. Improve the Email Marketing feature by allowing you to bulk-add contacts to a mailing list after filtering by those custom values
    3. Track whether any emails were undeliverable (and add that as another field on the contact?)
    4. Enable bulk-updating contacts using a spreadsheet / database / PowerShell.

    All of these are great suggestions and we’ll be considering these in the future.

  19. The new office 365 business center includes email marketing

    The new office 365 business center includes "email marketing" mailing list includes the option for a sign-up page. On the banner of the sign-up page the text "sign up for updates and promotions" Admins should be allowed to change the text for the signup page.

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  20. Enable a Flow or Custom API to integrate with Microsoft Connections

    Currently, I am using MailChimp to Outlook Contacts Flow. In addition, I use MailChimp for newsletters. It would be nice if we could use a form or REST call to add contacts to list. For example, on my Facebook page, I have a custom form to subscribe visitors to my newsletter. Additionally, I have a form on my website where it would be nice to add users that submit an email to the Microsoft Connections Contact List. Lastly, I would really like to avoid using MailChimp and just keep everything in O365. I know I can just import Outlook contacts…

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