View Junk Mail Source
While signed in to Outlook.com, and looking at the junk mail folder, I used to be able to right click on an email and view it's source. This would allow me to see the true "From" field. I used this to see if I really sent myself something (a reminder, etc.), or if someone is using/spoofing my email address.
Also, there is too many phishing emails - "Get a New Loan Now", or "Reduce Your Mortgage Rate"...
- I send/mark them as phishing and set them as not safe, etc. But, they just keep coming back.
- One of them is from an address like info@***(something).de So, I blocked to URL but, I just saw one today that had that address (along with my email address) in the "From" field.
Michael M commented
In outlook.com Microsoft is doing a terrible job at stopping spam/junk mail BEFORE it even gets into my mail in the first place...like with my two gmail accounts of many years I have NO SPAM AT ALL!!! I might get some every few months for a day or two then they squash it at the back end. They are on top of it. You guys are not!
Yes, it goes to the Junk Mail Folder, but so do a few legitimate emails so I still need to check all that garbage and it is highly obnoxious!
I have given endless feedback suggestions to outlook.com help assistants but nothing changes and their standard suggestions I already do anyhow. You can't block every junk email as they change each address individually, plus outlook.com puts them in the Junk Folder anyway!
So, I want the option to delete junk mail and any mail immediately and automatically, and not have it sit in backup for 30 days either. Also this same option to have my deleted stuff (and Junk) self delete at my choice of time! Like put into an drop down box with: Immediately / 1 day / 3 days / whatever.
Make it MY choice please!!!
And lastly here, any idea why my "right click" on an unopened email does not give me a "Message Source" option??? I used to use that feature to check an email's source when I was unsure if I should click on it or not. It was very handy - but disappeared when Outlook changed a year or two back.
Could you bring back this feature please.
Thank you. MM
Make 'View Message Source' a 'Quick Action' that we can select without opening the email. Or at least make it an option when we 'right click' on the email, so that we don't have to open the email to view the message source. Opening the email kind of defeats the purpose of the feature.
YES! Allow us to View Message Source without opening the email.
This, x1000. For Outlook users who report junk mail via SpamCop and other services, the ability to cut and paste readable header information is of dire importance. Whatever Outlook did to the newly updated layout, the source code can no longer be parsed properly by these services, and so the spam continues unchallenged and unabated.
Bring back view message source. It is vital for seeing suspicious email headers.
Ulysse Manceron commented
Not just for junk code. This feature is also needing while debugging stuff with email.
When I try to find out the source of an email, there are some that have the loading "circle" that goes on and on and NEVER says who the mail is from. This is a relatively recent development, following on the heels of the messages that instead of giving you the source, simply say: A trusted sender or something to that effect. Can't all messages pulling this kind of ridiculous garbage be rejected before they hit any of my folders?
Why has MSN taken away our ability to view the source for email messages sent to us? Are you trying to help spammers and government trolls?
John Versendaal commented
not being able to see email source is frustrating. Bring back the drop down menu for the sender of email.
Art Tanner commented
I REALLY miss the OLD way whereby you could "hover" over an e-mail listing and view the SOURCE. The PRESENT method requires much more time/effort to search-out the true source of a potentially harmful e-mail.
Restore "View Message Source" which existed in Hotmail but is now not available in Outlook. "View Message Source" is especially valuable in sorting out harmful emails from my in box.
Dave Harris commented
Close button for message source details only visible when browser set to full-screen view. Please make button visible in windowed view.
Dave Harris commented
A dedicated button to close the message source details would be a good idea, instead of having to open a new page and tab just to get rid of it.
Maureen Vilar commented
One used to be able to right-click on a suspicious email (whichever folder it was in) and select View Message source. It was thus possible to see whether an email was in fact spam without actually opening it. The facility was particularly useful when it was not clear from the message title whether it was in fact spam or not.
You must still possess the code for this very useful feature. Please reinstate it!
P B commented
Please let us have back the 'View message source' option. Thanks.