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  1. emaisl received, try to block invalid email and cant block why?

    When I block emails, it says you cant block this email its invalid, why did I receive an email from them, and also says can not block my own, I didnt select any of my own in the email listing to delete, so why is it asking me that? this has only just started and its annoying , will have to go to google or mail.com and close this account which I have had since 1995

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      1967 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey everyone!

      We apologize for the frustrations this has caused and we greatly appreciate your patience while we look into the cause of this.

      We have a team actively working on getting this resolved very soon. :-)

      We will update you here as soon as a fix is deployed and we look forward to hearing your suggestions and feedback in the future.

      All the best
      The Outlook Mobile Team

      PS: We are unfortunately not able to see replies to this address please refer any additional questions you may have to in app support or the online answer forums.

    • hover over unknow e-mail senders address in preview mode

      Being able to hover over an e-mail before opening it would weed out unknowns, hackers and scammers. Best to be able to preview sender and whole address in preview mode. I've avoided a lot of trouble on another e-mail account by being able to do this. Also at the same time hovering over the line message to see if I want to bother with the body of message.

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        0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Just go back to having all options down the side. It is so slow to click the = button!!!

        When ever I go to click to get something out of junk mail I have to click the = button three or four times before it presses it. It is sooo annoying. Please just have options down the side again. It was easier!

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          0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Is it that microsoft are not putting sufficient funds and effort into solving the problem of junk mail? I am fed up with it

          microsoft should put more money and effort into solving the problem of unwanted and sometimes verging on the obscene e-mails

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            0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow certain emails from domains

            I blocked yahoo as a domain because of all the spam I get from it. I have a few legit emails that I want to get from people but I either have to deal with the spam or constantly retrieve good emails from the spam folder.

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              0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • outlook is **** these days

              stop being so rubbish and confusing and we should be able to exit this feedback thing if we want to rather than being forced to fill it out

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                0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Anti spam - improved blocked messages function.

                1. I have an email account at @hotmail.com
                2. I receive a lot of junk mail about viagra.
                3. I dont want spam in my junk folder, because then I have to delete it.
                4. Please construct a filter with wild card options to have all
                messages blocked if they contain an identifier in the message body,
                or message subject or message domain address.

                5. Many thanks in advance. Hope it improves your service.

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                  2 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Blocking Dynmaic IP Address, this would be an alternative method to eliminating a lot of spam/junk e-mail

                  Currently I am bombarded with spam/junk e-mail from like Russia bots or something. They are all coming from dynamic IP addresses with the same first few prefixes. I wish MSN would allow us the ability to block these IP address. With the existing method, you have to have the complete IP address to block, but all this does is block that specific IP Address and would only pertain to Static IP addresses, this will not solve getting spam mail from Dynamic IP addresses.

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                    0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • delete emails forever

                    Hello,
                    Why it is so hard to delete forever the emails ??/? There are too many steps. I delete them,they end up in trash folder.OK. Then I delete them once again but surprize I can find these emails somewhere else. I need to go to "recover email" and take one by one ,every email to delete it. A lot of time waisted for nothing. Why aren't in the trash folder two options like: "delete" for "recover" and "delete forever"???

                    35 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatically add Junk Mail to Junk Senders List

                      Allow email to automatically be placed in the blocked senders list (or a new junk email list) when the Junk button is clicked.

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                        1 comment  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • We need new rules to filter spam and scam and spoofing.

                        U need security development. Let me suggest to add options in the sweep rules/ email filters to filter out spoof emails/ junk/ fishing scam:
                        1 block emails from not existed domains or and emails. – yr developers need to research how to create a check search like that for spoof fake domain names. make better filters for the junk folder for fake domains / emails
                        2. option to block users with domains which have more that 20+or 30+ etc characters in the domain name. let the user chose how many characters he wants to filter out to junk.

                        am doing…

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                          0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Select one word to block e-mails

                          Select one word to block.
                          Every E-Mail with that word in it will be blocked and deleted.

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                            0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Blocking emails by suffix

                            Email spam typically comes from countries I don't do business with. They always end in a non US suffix such as .in for India.

                            There should be a way to create rules which block emails by a user defined suffix.

                            For example, if I created a rule to block *.ng it would block all email originating from Nigeria.

                            This would help most businesses who only do business in the US and would eliminate their spam significantly.

                            Here is a list of country suffixes which you could setup for users.
                            http://www.dave-cushman.net/computing/country_suffix.html

                            25 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Block a Phrase from emails

                              Be able to block certain phrases from emails. i.e. I have blocked a series of spammers who always change their email address, but the subject in their emails the same. If I had the option of blocking the phrase "Canadian Pharmacy", this may stop them from their emails reaching me.

                              14 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option to run user filters before junk filter on Outlook mail

                                I have set up rules to delete (not junk) emails that I know I don't want e.g. with the word "viagra" in the heading. The intention being that I never need to know about such emails.

                                But my personal Outlook account runs its own junk filter BEFORE my own rules. This means that emails with the word "viagra" in the title often end up in junk mail - which I end up having to review in case genuine mail has been added to junk mail.

                                It would be really good if an extra option on Inbox rules allowed me to…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • filters

                                  Since the changes ALL of my facebook notifications go to junk mail. ALL spam goes to inbox. Really? Is it truly more important that I read the spam? I don't think so. And there's no way to report an email as spam.

                                  I'm using a Windows phone, if that matters. It shouldn't.

                                  Also, EVERY time I try to read an email, move the spam to the junk mail folder, or anything else, I get kicked off the internet. I therefore have to login after EACH movement.

                                  The "old" system was much, much better.

                                  28 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • List email addresses to be blocked in Junk mail

                                    In the old version of Hotmail when you blocked senders in Junk mail the email addresses were listed one after the other, in a vertical list, one email per line. Now they are listed one after the other across the page so that it is hard to read the email addresses - and therefore easier to block an email address that I do want to get mail from (usually newsletters etc). Please go back to the old system so that the email addresses are more easy to read and check that they are junk. Thanks

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                                      0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • new rule making facility

                                      we need a way of creating rules not linked to a specific email address because the spammers are now using one-time randomly generated addresses. At the moment the "create a rule" command only works on a highlighted email. I would like to be able to create a rule that will delete any email with "health" in the subject box etc. I can do this on other email platforms but not Outlook Email.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Right click on an email to add sender to blocked senders' list.

                                        Currently, you need to go to Settings -> Options -> Junk emails -> add the email. I want to be able to right click an email and add as blocked sender from my Inbox.

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                                        • Block emails by specific words in the subject line.

                                          Suggest being able to block all emails that contain words like Viagra or Cialis in the subject line. I almost daily have to block emails trying to sell this item but don't want any of them.

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