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Microsoft details Outlook 2013 message list improvements

Users of the preview version of Office 2013 can already check out some of the new features in the Outlook 2013 email client. That includes some new improvements that have been made to the client's messaging system.

In a new blog post, Microsoft goes over the changes it has made to the Outlook 2013 message list. One of the changes is to make names in the email addresses stand out more. The blog states:

Our search data indicates that looking for a sender is one of the most important ways people find mail. So whether you choose the classic Date view, or the trendy Conversations view, you'll see names shown in a larger font on the top line of each message. This makes it easier to scan and find "that message from Jenny."

The message list, while not showing as many emails at one time, has been changed to allow for more spacing between emails. Microsoft claims this change makes reading the list faster for users. Unread emails also stand out more on the list. Those messages use the new blue color that's now a part of Outlook 2013.

There's also a new one-line preview for each email in the message list. Microsoft says, "The few words that a preview can provide makes a huge difference in being able to locate the right message, and scan your new emails to make sure you feel up-to-date on what's going on."

Source: Outlook blog | Image via Microsoft

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