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my email rule is not work

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      • Jim Totten commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How come when I delete or Block unwanted emails, They usually show back up within hours or minutes again????!!!! why bother having a delete or Block if it's not going to work...….

      • Donald R McQuaig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The "create a rule" function from the simple drop down menu doesn't do anything any more no matter how many times I click on it.

        In order to create a rule, I now have to go to settings and scroll down to the "rule category" and apply way too many details.

      • belzl5@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I get spam and phishing emails that I have no way to block, so I put them into junk email. PayPal is NOT the real PayPal for me, but I have no way to report them to you. Thoughts?

      • leeyuhhong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        lazy microsoft programmer to solve the rules not working funciton .. better switch to use gmail or other ..

      • thill693@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My e mail not going into assigned folders. I have multiple folders that are assigned to different incoming addresses, but they end up being sent all over the place. Please fix this.

      • Marleen DH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't care about new features, modern layouts, flashy new things. I just want my old classic outlook layout back. Yes I am aware of the fact that we can change some things in settings, but that doesnt change anything! I can understand that for the youngsters amongst us the changes are easy to handle. But what about the older generations? I have been using hotmail/outlook for decades now. Every time I get new things shuffed up my throat. Whether I want it or not. Yes we can give feedback but you don't do anything with our feedback other than say: you'll get used to it, change things in settings. Literally everything that was good in the classic version has been changed. My rules don't work anymore, layout looks confusing, search function doesn't work anymore etc etc. After many years of being satisfied with outlook, I'm beginning to understand why everybody says to switch to Gmail. So much easier to work with , simple and easy environment without useless flashy things.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I set a rule and the current email goes into the folder for a few days then starts showing up in the inbox i create another rule When I go to the rules I now have to exact rules for the same email.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Half of my emails that went to my inbox before are now going to junk. This is ridiculous! And the NOT JUNK button does nothing. That should put it directly on the list that it's safe. I can't even find where to mark it safe any more. HATE this version.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        the rules have never worked. most people use rules to block unwanted emails hoping to keep their junk folder small enough to review for emails they consider valid. Since junk folder is the destination folder for blocked emails, nothing is really getting blocked. We need a real block function in the rules. something like: "do not deliver, return to sender (Elvis) as not deliverable"

      • ommymay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I used to send photos to outlook and then send them to pictures file, so I could post them on facebook. I have no idea how to access these photos (they don't even get senf to outlook even though I clearly type my outlook account and send it. None of this makes any sense. This version of outlook is no improvement.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Cannot get ride off the advertisements on the right side of the e-mail screen. How do I get ride of these annoying ads?

      • Beth Stophel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I keep creating a rule to keep some emails out of my junk mail but it does not work.....very annoying

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        have set up a load of rules and all was working fine, all of a sudden half the relevant emails end up in my junk folder, it's not even consistent - I will get 3 emails over the course of a minute and the first and last will end up in junk and the middle one in the right folder. Why it is so hard? Don't even get me started on how long it takes to delete emails...

      • Martins omniorum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Stupid rules never did work, you could tell it a subject like 'viagra'
        and to delete the emails that come in with the subject Viagra and it
        just wouldn't do it, It never worked before, so I am not surprised these geniuses never did fix the stupid rules still.
        also should have left things alone, now people cant wait for you to change this garbage.

      • Cooper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rules Import from Non-Beta
        - I realised after switching to Beta that (firstly: It looks really nice!) but all my rules had been cleared - I know you allow creation of new rules but I have too many to bother re-creating them all from scratch again...
        It would have been nice to have the rules imported into Beta to save setting it all up again...

        I will stay on the normal version for now and occasionally check the Beta to see if my rules get pulled across or not... I think making users "do stuff all over again" is a bit of a inconvenience...

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