Delete e-mail if there is no valid e-mail address or valid domain or the true sender instead of the name displayed in the “from” field
Would like the Outlook team to alter the behavior of “block sender” to block the true sender instead of the name displayed in the “from” field. One example is a message with an actual sender of email@example.com that shows as firstname.lastname@example.org in the from field. When adding the sender to the block list, the REAL sender is not blocked by Outlook in the current design. Really cool would be logic that blocks both the actual sender and the address in the from field, or a prompt for each prior to adding to blocked senders
Also, there should be an option to delete e-mail if there is no valid e-mail address
Replace "Never block sender's domain (@example.com)" by the real domain of the sender, when right clicking an item in the junk folder (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/block-a-mail-sender-b29fd867-cac9-40d8-aed1-659e06a706e4)
Example: instead of "Never block sender's domain (@example.com)", show ""Never block sender's domain (@thedomainofthecorrespondingitem.tld)"
I found an e-mail in my junk folder and I wanted to block the sender. Outlook would not let me block the sender because it was and invalid e-mail address or invalid domain. It that is the case it should have been deleted and not put into my junk folder. I know I can set Outlook up to delete the spam but sometimes Outlook but real e-mail into the junk folder.
Spam message is from PayPal. in which I have no knowledge of nor making any transaction with that outfit at all. Wonder how's the Spam coming through my inbox ?
Payao Perry ( New Zealand)
As consumer right, we should be able to block Spam, unwanted Spam mails.
Payao Perry ( Auckland, New Zealand )
Idalicio Silva commented
My goal here is to report a problem that is occurring when we try to set an email address as spam by clicking on the "Block Sender" option, it says that it is not possible to set the address as Spam because the address is not valid. Here is an example of the email address that is coming up and I can not block it:
It is a nonstandard format but I can not lock it in Outlook Desktop.
Paul Thompson commented
Another user posted the following, and I have the same problem. A Microsoft rep suggested posting it here.
How do I block emails from senders (e.g. Secret to Weight loss, LifeLock, Nucific) that change their email address everyday. Today it is "Sеcrеt to Wеіght loѕs <*** Email address is removed for privacy ***>"; LifеLoсk <*** Email address is removed for privacy ***>; Νuсіfiс <*** Email address is removed for privacy ***>. How can I block with sender's name only, not the email address? I tried creating a filter in rules but I could not find a condition that lets me enter a sender's name only. I tried using "Burn Fat", "LifeLock", and "What a Single Diet Soda Does" in body or message but that was not working either. The subjects are also changed regularly and these are not necessarily the first word(s).
I can block messages from a country code top level domain, such as NL. However, Outlook does not recognized the domain when it is followed by a URL parameter, beginning with "?". This prevents users from blocking spam. This needs to be fixed ASAP!
Jerome Clement commented
Indeed, the block domain option was very useful, could it be re-activated ?
Add a "Block Domain" option to the Junk options list
Keith Barowicz commented
These days, it's hard to keep up on all of the spam domains. It's kind of a pain going through the Admin interface on portal.office.com to block domains. Considering every day I need to block a new one. And it doesn't seem like O365/MS is able to keep up with them either. So please empower Admin staff to quickly and easily:
1. Block sending domains
2. View well organized lists of blocked domains, preferably with SPF and DKIM/DMARC info already displayed so we can check legitimacy of the domain without running through an online tool. That way if we have, say, a client that gets hacked, we can more easily temporarily block their domain until they get their stuff sorted out.
I want to be able to block spam/hacked senders immediately when I get the email forward from my users. Not fiddle around in the Admin portal through half a dozen menus just to block one domain.
Arturo Zavala commented
Block Domain shortcut. Add a 1 click button to add domains to junk.
Raymond Fantasia commented
You also have to fix email addresses like: IT Cosmetics <"<?<DEQK5@am0.liplaff.com>?>">
Related to idea: https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/322590-outlook-2016-for-windows/suggestions/18491722-junk-block-domain to block 'real' senders Domain.
some emails come in and i cant block them. they are 2 emails strung together. how do i block them??
Geir Olsen commented
It would probably be even cooler if you could choose to block the actual domain