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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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      56 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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        1914 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.

      • Empty Junk folder

        Why did you remove "Empty"? You need a way to empty the Junk Email folder. This is ridiculous.

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          429 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make deleting spam and junk mail easier and safer

          Deleting spam has become a lot more frustrating and a little more dangerous.

          When I select an e-mail with the check box to highlight it, it will automatically open it, instead. This is the exact opposite of what I am trying to do with spam, of course.

          Also, the junk email folder will now only highlight 7-8 e-mails at a time and there are no pages. Before, if I used the "select all" checkbox, it would highlight the 15-20 e-mails or so per page. I could inspect them, uncheck boxes as necessary and move on to the next page in…

          124 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Junk mail rules

            i need rules for Junk mail - much easier to block spam than block separate E-mail addresses

            119 votes
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              25 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.

              88 votes
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                12 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.

                77 votes
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                  17 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.

                  65 votes
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                    7 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.

                    63 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • You should be able to access the "SAfe" and "Blocked" senders on the mobile app!!

                      Users do not have the option to add emails to the "Safe Senders" or "Blocked Senders" from the mobile app. Users should have this option on the app.

                      52 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Simplify blocking senders

                        When unwanted mail is received a more simple way of adding them to the blocked senders list should be devised. A simple drop down check box would be ideal. Constantly receive 'Spam' mail on my hotmail account is very troubling to the extent that I am considering closing the account completely.

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                          3 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sort blocked senders list by domain

                          Blocked senders list - sort by domain. I'd like to clean up my blocked senders list but can't when there's still addresses using a domain I'm trying to block. The list restarts alphabetically at least three times, so it is hard to find every instance of a domain. If users could sort by domain name it would be easier to check the list and clear out unwanted entries and duplicates.

                          43 votes
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                            7 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.

                            37 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Outlook phishing scam reporting

                              1. Give updates on reported phishing scam emails.
                              2. Have a list of blocked email addresses.
                              3. Option to report fake email addresses, with updates.

                              36 votes
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                                19 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.

                                34 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Search blocked senders

                                  It would be helpful to search 'blocked senders'. I'm not receiving emails from someone and it takes awhile to go through my blocked senders list to see if they are in there.

                                  33 votes
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                                    17 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Email's sent to Junk

                                    I am a media professional who works heavily with the cloud, almost every email I send either contains a YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive link for my clients to review. Because of the link, my email's are always placed in my client's Junk folder which then prompts me to send out yet another email asking the client to check their other folders. I understand that this is done to prevent spam from reaching users inboxes, but it would be very nice if Outlook could truly sense that my emails and others like me, are not junk. For instance if one…

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

                                      Add ability to disable and/or change time to automaticaly remove e-mail from Junk folder.

                                      30 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Junkmail Rules?

                                        The issue i have is that before the 'new and improved outlook' i have emails that went specifically to folders that i have sorted, as in Private, Healthcare, Newsletters, Airlines+Hotels etc. Now for some reason, about 95% of all my emails are going directly into my junk mail folder. Even when i go through your new 'çreate rules' system, the next day, all new emails from companies i had created rules for are being sent back to my junk mail folder and not the folders i want them in. I shouldn't have to keep sorting my emails and creating rules…

                                        29 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Junk mail removal from inbox

                                          Hello

                                          As I am receiving so much spam into my inbox every day and the only way I can stop it is by creating a rule or blocking the sender, it would be so much easier to to be able to right click and click on an option that says 'always send directly to junk' or something like that as all of these emails I receive have different email addresses; it would take me a whole day just to find the addresses and type them in the blocker, which would be a pointless endeavour as more would just come through.......so…

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