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  1. Import old junk mail rules rather than starting from scratch.

    I'm thoroughly impressed with the new Outlook.com - great job, and please carry on making it more excellent.
    I'm a bit peeved, however, by the emails asking me if a just-received email was junk or not. Typically that's triggered by an email to myself, and I'd think those are easy to qualify. I also get the same "junk/not?" prodding after each email I send myself, and I'd think the rules stick.
    Lastly, I'm now getting emails which previously (before beta) had long been filtered as junk.
    Thanks for listening!

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      62 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • blocking unwanted senders email

      Your new outlook version is still missing important items. One example: The older versions allowed you to hover the pointer over an incoming message & it would show who/the email address of the sender. And it allowed you a series of choices to delete or block the sender. This was very important to completely get rid of continuous junk mail or possibly email with Trojan horse--instead of opening and having possible problems.

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        704 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Custom Spam Filter and Mail Blocking

        Add the ability for users to create custom "rules", which automatically block or flag emails as spam. For example, "I'm a Nigerian Prince", "%%%VIAGRA%%%".

        This would be particularly helpful, seeing as spammers use many different email addresses. Blocking one sender doesn't really solve the problem.

        This could be enhanced by automatically detecting key phrase(s) in an email, when a user flags an email as phishing or blocks the sender. Outlook could then suggest the user adds the phrase(s) to their block or junk filter, to ensure their Inbox remains clutter free.

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          100 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • block an entire domain

          Please think about allowing people to block an entire domain like @pharma.can. I continuously receive junk from them and have to add each one to the block list. I have tried to add the entire domain like help says is possible but I keep getting an error message.

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            400 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              1649 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.

            • improve spam filter

              please add blocking by "site" feature. Nowadays we are seeing sites dedicated entirely to host spammers and criminals, that continuously change just the sender name, This would make difficult for them to reach us.

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                360 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Read junk mail

                Your "spam mail" function is very poor. For those spam mails in inbox, I have to choose one by one and put it into "junk email" folder. Then I have to do the same to block them. You are forcing me to read those junk mails twice. Please add junk and block the sender function.

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                  4 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • mobile options improvement

                  I am very happy that I was able to delete folders and stop some spam. but in order to do so I had to go out of my way, across town to use a computer. Could you make these options available for my tablet or cellphone,

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                    2 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Expedite junk blocking

                    Please add a one or two click option to block a sender. The current process is too long.

                    48 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • export and import blocked senders list

                      make a way to export and import the blocked senders list.

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                        6 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • alphabetize blocked senders lists

                        suggest you LIST "safe senders" and "blocked senders" ALPHABETICALLY.
                        sure would simplify adding and/or removing names a lot easier.

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                          8 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Junk Email in Deleted Items

                          Place Junk Email folder in Deleted Items folder as subfolder.

                          Both folders will clear from unwanted items when the main folder is cleared.

                          Less effort for the users, more compliance to clear items.

                          45 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • mass delete from junk email folder as in previous version

                            Mass delete junk folder as in previos version

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                              5 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Stop sending emails to my Junk folder by default

                              Ever since Microsoft has updated my Outlook account, it seems that most emails that I receive from people or companies that I haven't added to my safe sender list get sent to my Junk folder by default now. This means that I have to go through all of my Junk emails (and I get tons of them) to find important emails from family, friends, and prospective employers, and then I have to add them to my safe sender list so that any more emails they send me go to my Inbox, where they should go. It wasn't like this before…

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                                2 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • scam emails

                                When a user marks an email as a phishing scam, the sender should also be permanently blocked and the email should be permanently deleted not just marked as phishing scam and sent to deleted items folder. also senders should be able to be blocked from the inbox folder not only once sent to junk.

                                35 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • User specific email filtering

                                  Give users the option to block emails which contain specific wording. I say this because the current junk email filtering service is quite sub-par.
                                  All it would take is to say "block any emails which contain <insert string> in header or email body" and automatically block, or if you prefer divert to junk mail.

                                  34 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Give Junk filters ability to learn

                                    Is there any way to get the Junk filter to "learn"? I have several trusted senders whose email routinely gets sent to the Junk folder. I don't want to make my filter less exclusive in general, but if it could recognize senders who I regularly designate "not junk", it would be great to be able to have those eventually end up in my Inbox. Thanks for listening!

                                    33 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Mark unread messages in junk mail folder

                                      Mark unread messages in the junk mail folder. I just see how many junk messages I have, but I want to see how many unread junk messages I have. I check my junk mail every day, so its important to me to see how many unread messages are there.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Filter emails by language

                                        Filter emails by language. I receive a crazy amount of French spam. I am not interested in any mails that are in French, so I would like to remove them automatically. Unfortunately there is no way to block mails based on the sender's top-level domain (.fr) or detected language. This would be a nice feature!

                                        This would be useful not only for blocking spam, but just for categorizing emails as well.

                                        30 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Never mark as Junk Mail

                                          A button that is "never mark as junk mail" would be nice. Many of my emails I am consistently marking as not junk even though they are from the same sender.

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