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Stop. Whatever Outlook is doing and sending me stuff to my hotmail- stop. I hate outlook, period. Stop.

My hotmail gets messages from outlook on when my bills are due because it basically reads my emails. Stop it. I know when to pay my bills. I already get emails from the places where my bills are due! I don’t need outlook’s help. Yes, I have already gone through the settings; and it still happens. So STOP!!

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    Cary Allen shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • davecl810 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Even though I have switched back to the previous version of Outlook, I am still getting invitations to add events to my calendar. This happens every time I receive a credit card bill. I view this as a security/privacy issue. Since I don't use the Outlook calendar, it is also annoying and unnecessary. I am not the only user to have requested that this feature be made optional, but the Outlook team seems to think they know what I need and want better than I do.

      • Greg H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Stop forcing into my things. Dont read my emails. Do not automatically add things in my calander. Be polite, and ask first. DOnt be offended when I say no.

      • Patricia Matthews commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My idea is to not have you interferring with bill pay notifications. I get them and I pay them without your help. I am going to complain that not only are interferring with my personal business but you know what I owe anhd what I pay. There is a bill on my events that has been there several weeks and I paid the bill ahead of the date due. Stop and I am calling the university to find out how Microsoft is getting the information.

      • Yvette Michel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not an idea sorry
        Want to know how Outlook calendar has my credit card information legally and why it’s included in my reminders

      • davecl810 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Make the redundant header on emails from financial institutions optional. "Info6accountonline bill" seems like an invasion of privacy, and it only duplicates the information in the actual email. I don't need or want Outlook to parse my emails only to provide redundant information. If I truly need to enter the payment due date to the calendar, I will open the calendar and enter it manually. It's not likely to happen as I don't use the calendar. After I have made any necessary payment, I delete the email.

      • Lacy Rolen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Don't send emails with bill account information in them as a reminder! These cause me concern that I've missed a payment and cause me to waste time going back to make sure this or that has actually been paid.

      • thompsondc@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to leave automatic additions to my calendar, but I do NOT want all of my bills to be added. This is ridiculous. There is no option to turn off bills, nor anything to indicate what "category" they'd fall under. What a pain. I have to turn the whole thing off, because there's no information about what falls into what category.

      • zenmusica@outlook.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I better never recieve another reminder that a bill is due from you. I never gave you permission to read my emails. Reading them is the only way you could know when my private personal none of you business bills are due. I never agreed to use your illegal invasive calendar. Yes I did set it to not track my mail but was ignored. Maybe it's time to get another email service that will actually protect my privacy. Stop reading my emails.

      • nurse5588@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I received a note from Microsoft calendar indicating a credit card bill is due tomorrow, I checked with my bank and they said it was paid on August 29th. My statement on the credit card site says it was paid. Why did I get such a notice from Microsoft? I did not sign up for such a service! nurse5588@hotmail.com

      • Kimberly Rushford-Patton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At what point did Microsoft decide to get into my bills and think it appropriate to send me reminders? I did not request this and frankly, surprised Microsoft is privy to these details because it certainly does not only come from my email.
        Any ideas? I don't like this feeling of noising into my privacy and proactively deciding to notify me of due dates, without my explicit direction.

      • ewlarsen@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Quit scanning my mailbox for bill reminders. Outlook is seeing receipts that I have paid a bill, and is turning them into reminders that a bill is due + offers to help me pay it online.

        BUTT OUT!

      • Russell Gagnebin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You are adding spam bills to my calendar to pay. Somehow you managed to add a $2,500 bill to my calendar, so I"d consider this a less than helpful feature. I turned this feature off, but I'm still getting reminders to go give my money to spammers. Time to go back to gmail.

      • Laurie Bell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I submitted an inquiry to Microsoft Outlook about emails i receive to my hotmail account about bills due are automatically added as events/bills due to my calendar. When i went into the options menu to delete only notifications for bills via email that are added to my calendar, there was no option to do this. Microsoft staff told me the following:

        I got a reply from our senior specialist and they mentioned that there is no option to stop only the Billing related events from being added to the calendar. The options that you see under the settings page are the only one we could personalize.

        I would like the option added to only delete billing events and to have other events (ie deliveries, hotel stays, concerts, etc) added to my calendar through email.

      • bobandlinda mccutcheon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Calendar telling me my bills are due--- absolutely disgusted that Microsoft thinks this is any of its business to tell me that a bill (which, by the way, had been paid two weeks prior) is due the next day. Complete invasion of my privacy and extremely inaccurate!!

      • danielbharwood@live.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How do I turn off the new bill reminders feature, where you send me an email reminding me when a bill is due? I in theory turned off the relevant setting (Calendar, Automatic Processing, Events from email), but I'm still receiving the emails.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Do not send me any emails reminding me of my appointment. I do not want to sew them in your Calendar which I will never use and and have now already blocked, but what really ticks me off, Microsoft is now reading my emails and then sending me an email to remind me of my appointments and/or billing statements.

        I do not need Microsoft trying to micromanage my life. As a result of Microsoft's incessant SNOOPING, from here on out, I will never purchase any product from Microsoft ever again. Microsoft gives "lip service" to user's privacy. In other words, at Microsoft, privacy for users is a "lie".

        And if Microsoft has any brains in upper management, someone seeing my browser user agent will know I'm using a linux browser operating in linux Mint.

      • Eddie Deason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to stop getting billing reminders. I pay my bill in advance, then I get a reminder from you making me think that my payment did not go trough. Please do not send me anymore billing reminders.

      • rickchrisj@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to suggest that Outlook quit reading my emails. You say you are not getting my personal info, but it's not your business to know what I owe on my bills! I don't use your calendar and and you don't give me any opt-out options that I can find. I suppose that option is in the paid for up-grades. I have been on-line with this account since 1998 and it looks like the on-line culture is now 1984 - ish...time to leave?

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