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  1. unable to send and receive mail

    unable to send and received mail

    2,239 votes
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      737 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Block Sender

      It is ridiculous that I have to type in the address of the email that is sending me junk. Why would I want to open an email to get the address? Just hitting the Block Sender was so much safer. This is ridiculous.

      1,160 votes
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        175 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        To block a sender without clicking into an email, either:

        1) Right-click on that email to bring up a context menu
        2) Select “Block”

        or

        1) Select the item in the message list
        2) Select the “Junk” dropdown in the top level menu bar
        3) Select “Block”

      • improve spam filters

        Improve your SPAM filter which is next to useless. How may offers for "LULL" mattresses do you think I need? When my email was hacked it took only a few hours for Microsoft to suspend my account. Why can't you identify all these useless emails as easily?

        1,310 votes
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          556 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Where is the block button in junk mail?

          Where is the block button in junk mail? I used to be able to instantly block an address, now I have to open the email, cut and paste the address, and go to settings to block?! I thought updates were supposed to make things easier, not add more work.

          366 votes
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            115 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for using Outlook.com!

            To block a user from the junk email folder, either:
            - Select one or more emails and click the “Not Junk” dropdown in the top menu bar → “Block”
            - Right-click on an email and select “Block”.

            Note: In non-junk folders, the option to block a user is under the “Junk” dropdown in the top menu bar

          • 584 votes
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              133 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The Mail "Rules" should also apply to Junk Email folders

              Everyday I get dozens of emails that gets filtered to the Junk Email folder. Most of those emails have the same text so by creating a Rule we should be able to delete them right away. However, for some stupid reason this doesn't work. For example: I created a new "Rule" that is supposed to 'mark as read' and then 'delete' all emails with the word "Advertisement" in the body contents however, the rules never applies to new emails arriving in the Junk Email folder, only those arriving in the Inbox. This is such a basic but useful feature that…

              132 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 2,325 votes
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                  226 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We’ve now made it possible to block users in non-junk folders.

                  Select one or more emails and click the “Junk” dropdown in the top menu bar → “Block”, or right-click on the email and select “Block”.

                  Note: To block users in the Junk email folder, select the “Not junk” dropdown in the top menu bar → “Block”, or right-click on the email and select “Block”.

                • Filtering Focused vs Other Mailbox

                  my 'focused' mail is actually going to 'other' and my 'other' is going to 'focused' How do I change this round?

                  16 votes
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                    39 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Checking an email should not open it

                    I just got a spam mail in my inbox.
                    I want to move it to my spam folder without opening it.
                    If I click the checkbox, the mail opens.
                    I don't like that.

                    48 votes
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                      19 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve Phishing Detection

                      I feel you are failing to provide adequate protection against phishing attempts. I appreciate that under certain circumstances the attacks are sophisticated however I receive a lot of phishing attempts that you really should be able to identify and block.

                      Let's look at a real-life example. I received an email from "Apple Support" referring to a purchase I apparently made. The email contains a pdf attachment that includes details of the purchased and a link to click should I want to query the purchase. All the markings of a standard phishing attempt.

                      Now let's look at details in the header.

                      57 votes
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                        81 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Too much spam in inbox

                        Emails that are obivously spam and junk and finding their way into my inbox. Please find a way to better filter out jumk email. I have 4 in my inbox just in the last 3 hours.

                        10 votes
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                          14 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Blocking / creating rules is not working

                          Blocking / creating rules is not working for randomly generated email addresses using the same "From" name. My junk folder is filling up with 100+ emails a day that I'm unable to block or redirect by a rule.

                          15 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Incorrect translation in french.

                            There's a wrong translation for french in the spam folder. I guess english label to empty this folder is "Empty folder", which has been translated to "Dossier vide" (means "Folder IS empty").
                            Correct translation is : "Vider le dossier"

                            9 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Blocked emails

                              The constant amount of junk emails I am receiving daily is annoying and no matter how many times I "block" the senders I am still receiving the emails. Clearly the "block" application does not work. No, I don't want to meet a Russian Bride, No I don't want any Bitcoins and no I don't want free casino spins. Sort this out Outlook it's annoying!

                              212 votes
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                                197 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • junk folder requires me to click on each mail item after deleting

                                Why does the junk folder require me to click on each mail item after deleting one? In the non-beta version, I used to be able to delete a junk email and the focus would automatically change to the next email in the junk folder. Now, it annoyingly requires me to click on the next email ("Select an item to read") after deleting. Please fix this!

                                23 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • rules that work on spam folder

                                  I am making tonnes of rules to try to cut down on the amount of spam I am getting. I have dozens of rules, saying for certain words to be deleted, but they are still ending up in my Junk Email. The same words being used over and over in the rules, but they are still going through. So your rules are not working what so ever.
                                  I was told that the rules do NOT apply to emails that are you already direct to the spam folder, that your "spam" rules bypass any rules we make ourselves. That's rather annoying.…

                                  33 votes
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                                    11 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I should be able to block senders and domains from my junk folder.

                                    I should be able to block senders and domains from the junk folder--that's why it exists. Currently, I have to copy, then go to Settings, then paste. At least on a Mac, that doesn't work. I try to copy--it says to send to the clipboard, but when I try to paste, it pastes whatever I previously copied--not the email address. So essentially, I can't block anyone. This needs to be fixed now, as spam has greatly increased lately.

                                    78 votes
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                                      15 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Mark as phishing

                                      There is no option to mark something as phishing. You can only mark something as "unwanted" (translated from Danish). Even clicking on this is not removing the mail from the inbox folder.

                                      202 votes
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                                        204 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Unable to move items from Junk Email

                                        Can't seem to move items from junk folder to another folder anymore. Or at least there's no obvious way to do it.

                                        8 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Selection Tick Circle

                                          Make selection tick circle much bigger. Going through selecting messages to delete, click outside circle and everything selected deselects, then have to start again - getting extremely frustrating.

                                          27 votes
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