Allow IP addresses and domains to be blocked when creating a rule in Outlook 2016.
It's well known spammers spoof display names and email addresses and rarely send from the same address more than once. It would be nice to be able to create a rule to block email based on sending IP address or domain instead of specific email address.
It would be nice to be able to make a rule to block all email from that IP, or entire domain. I don't know anyone in Russia, I have no reason to receive email from Russia at all, so it would be nice to be able to block all emails from there.
Using the junk filter on this particular email is useless. I will just receive another tomorrow from a different address ( in fact, this is around day 9 of receiving this exact same email at least once per day, just a different spoofed sender each time, even after adding it to the junk filter).
Please Microsoft, make it easier for us to filter, block and create rules for more than just an email address. Commercial users with Exchange and third-party spam filters have it easy, but us poor home users are drowning in a sea of spam.
Just like when we report spam to Microsoft, we typically send the full header which contains the Sender IP. That IP address could be placed in a WHOIS Lookup to determine the country origin. This could be useful in preventing unwanted spam from foreign countries. A user could enable an option in their account to block or filter a Sender IP which is not in their establish country of origin.
Richard Queen commented
Create an application that will block junk emails received after the junk sender's address has been blocked from sending emails to us.
Nigel Sharpe commented
Every day I get at least 10 spam emails, always one of 5 or 6 variants of the same message, obviously always from the same source, but always with different email addresses. For heaven's sake, add this functionality to block/:send back all mails from any IP address/country/… . The original request is two years old and you have done nothing. Please add this urgently, it is so annoying.
Wesley Long commented
Intelligent, strong spam blocking. Spammers change their email address easily, and now ISP's are rolling out IPV6 so even more spammers are coming to the market. We need to be able to block entire country's and IP blocks. The common spam filters are failing. I ask you! "What good is a spam filter if the spam is still arriving to your spam folder". Most attacks to day are through spam, so why have it reaching your network? We should be able to block country's we don't do business with!
Jason Sarkari commented
I wonder if a new feature could be added to ensure a repeat offender of spam email is blocked directly by sourcing the IP address in the header and blocking them for good.
Too often I find the same emails in spam or junk cropping up again and again.
Merely blocking the email address or domain doesn't seem to work these days.
Roger Kat commented
tons of mail gets through like @adjust.precisionstick.net or drama.precisionstick.net. Blocking @precision.net" doesn't work, but would help eliminate a lot of blocks with only one. Would help Outlook eliminate spam email.
Display name spoofing is a rampant issue today. When a bad actor sets the "from" name to a recognized from name and includes the text of a corresponding email address in carrots (i.e Spoofed Name <email@example.com> as the "from" address) people are very easily fooled by this because on the surface it looks identical to how a real email would look. It is basically impossible to prevent this type of spoofing with traditional rules and filters when the Spoofed address it outside your organization. Please empower end users to detect these types of Display name spoofing attacks by making it easier to see who the envelope from sender address is. Thanks!
Just like when we report spam to Microsoft, we typically send the full header which contains the Sender IP. That IP address could be placed in a WHOIS Lookup to determine the country origin. This could be useful in preventing unwanted spam from foreign countries.
A user could enable an option in their account to block or filter a Sender IP which is not in their establish country of origin.
This would help the average user not receive spam from third world countries which constantly try to spoof emails and attack users in the United States because they have nothing better to do.
Most users don't do business internationally, and those that do know the clients email domains they deal with. All they would have to do is add a domain to an exceptions list to let it through the filter.
As someone who gets about 50 spam emails per day from countries like Nigeria, China, Russia, etc I want a way to block these emails and ONLY want to do business with people inside the United States.
MICROSOFT ARE YOU LISTENING??!!! I have been asking Microsoft to deal with this problem since they made the huge mistake of changing everything email relatedl to Outlook. Before then, my Hotmail account never used to receive much spam. It is a monster problem that is growing daily and subject matter is getting worryling worse (eg, I was very shocked to receive one last week relating to child *** offenders/predators, which I found really unsettling). We need to be given back the options of being able to block individual words/phrases, because just blocking domains does not work. MICROSOFT ARE YOU LISTENING??!!!
Need a button to Block Sender from calendar invitation
JW Fisher commented
How then could I block everything coming from .science?
that would be *@.science
Both domain and sub-domain.
this and topica are coming in by the dozens.
provide a REAL SOLUTION to all the random and inaccurate links Outlook created. I no longer have a valid address book as contact names, phones, emails are scrambled and connect to other contacts. All because Microsoft thought it was a clever idea and knew more about what was useful to me than I did...so much time wasted in my life from these useless improvements
Ray McGarry commented
Please find a way for us to block senders of junk mail that do not use a standard email address. EG I get dozens of emils like this for Bitcoin but cant block sender. Here is what is listed as sender
rosamonddabe4293 <"<9ikXrccPWErd@often-there.readswitch.com>">; on behalf of; Congratulations! <"<2rkZRFQpot8K@often-there.readswitch.com>">
need a way to block or mark as spam email domains of xx.xx.com.
Problem: even after we've added a sender or domain to the Blocked Senders list in the Junk options, their emails still go directly to the Junk Email folder, which mixes in with other unidentified emails in the Junk Email folder that I need to search through, cluttering up the process. Since there are so many different spam domains and senders, it's hard to remember who's been added to the Blocked Senders list. Sometimes I will go to add a domain from my Junk email to the Blocked Senders list, only to find I've already added them to the Blocked Senders list earlier. Total pain and mess, wasting my time.
Solution: automatically delete junk emails from senders and domains already added to the Blocked Senders list. I already know I don't want their emails, since I've already added them to be blocked. Their emails should enter the Junk filter and vanish into deletion oblivion without me ever seeing them again. That would then leave my Junk Email folder open for unidentified emails I really need to search through and determine if they're legit or if they need to be blocked, never to be seen again in the future.
It seems to me this would have been one of the most basic introductory elements to junk email and spam filtering when designing this. I know you have a box to click in Junk Options that offers to permanently delete "suspected" junk email instead of moving it to the Junk Email folder. However, this is apparently not using my Block Senders list, but some unknown algorithm Microsoft created that I just can't trust. I can trust my Block Senders list, because I created it. Therefore, I recommend changing that box (or adding an additional one) that says: "Permanently delete junk email from senders and domains in the Blocked Senders list instead of moving it to the Junk Email folder." Now that would be awesome junk filtering, in addition to my other recommendation to add a "Block Domain" line below the Block Sender line in the Junk drop-down menu.
Thanks for considering this-
FIX BLOCK SENDER BUG THAT DOESN'T ALLOW BLOCKING MALFORMED EMAIL ADDRESS/NAMES!!!
I have a problem with my sent mails not being delivered to the respective addresses. Message is that the certificate am using is not authenticated. This is a message that comes through Kaspersky Internet Anti-virus software. What should I do?
I am receiving mail in my junk folder that I can not block because they do not come from someone@whatever. They have learned to put < in front of their address. These nuisance e-mails are increasing daily.
I want to block some mail id from which i dont want to receive any mail from that particlar mail id
Alex, Check out your security software. Some provides a possibility to filter e-mails and block entire domains instead of specific e-mail addresses.
Anybody help me with my problem ???