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  1. 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.…

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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?…

  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. 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.

    17 votes
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  4. 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.

  5. 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…

    15 votes
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  6. Allow custom domains for outbound email address

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

    11 votes
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  7. Multiple Business Profiles

    At our company, we have different domains for different business units, and it would be helpful if Microsoft Connections would allow for completely separate setup of lists, templates, etc between the different domains OR the ability to create a Microsoft Connections instance based on a Group or Team Site in SharePoint Online.

    9 votes
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  8. Can you create a template with publisher or word use for campaign template?

    I would like to create a template in Publisher or word and use this template in the Email Campaign.

    4 votes
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  9. Customise the welcome email

    When someone signs up and confirms to join the mailing list, it would be nice to customise the email that is sent to them when they confirm their subscription to the mailing list.

    3 votes
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  10. scheduling campaigns

    Make it possible to schedule campaigns for future delivery. It isn't always convenient to draft the campaign at the moment you want to send it.

    3 votes
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    Good news — we’re now rolling out a “scheduled send” feature to Connections users now! You may already see it, and if not, you should see it within the next few weeks.

    When the scheduled send feature is available for your account, it will appear on the final preview screen before sending.

    You’ll see a note just above the To and Subject lines indicating “This campaign will be sent immediately” with a link to Edit when the campaign should be sent.

    We’d love to hear feedback on how you like this new functionality.

  11. delete expired campaigns

    There should be a way to delete campaigns to manage storage. I have generated a number of campaigns simply in testing. I would like to delete them and, once I use Connections in production, be able to delete old campaigns so that I don't need to scroll through hundreds of ages to find one I want to replicate.

    2 votes
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  12. 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!

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. VISIO should be included app for E3

    my business subscribes to Enterprise 3 MS Office. Upon learning that VISIO is an extra application for purchase i was stunned at how MS makes money but small business can't at this rate. Make VISIO a full function online and desktop inclusion for E3 users

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  19. Outlook Email Address Extractor

    Outlook Email Address Extractor is powerful software designed to collect email ids from Outlook account. https://www.kmttech.com/email-extractor.html

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  20. suggest to develop an approval required process if someone sends an email to more than some limited recipients.

    suggest to develop an approval required process if someone sends an email to more than som

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