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  1. Too much junk / spam: Junk folder becoming to inundated

    20 year user moving to new platform. Flooded my junk box with advertisements now I have to search for any emails that may be of value to me that don't automatically filter to my inbox. It's a shame.

    2,728 votes
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    Under review  ·  1268 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Rules for junk

    PLEASE add rules for junk mail. I often get mail in my junk mail that is actually useful, so I look in there often. Lately, I've been getting SO MANY phishing emails from Save Yourself trying to "blackmail" me into sending them bitcoin, and it automatically goes to my junk folder, but I want anything with the words "Save Yourself" to be deleted so I don't have to look at it. Their emails contain an old password of mine, and their emails are all different, so even if I block one, I'll get another email from a different address in…

    889 votes
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  3. Obvious spam being sent to Inbox

    Why is obvious spam not going to Junk or being blocked. 42 emails with the same "From" and "Subject" that arrived within 120 secs to my Inbox. These should have been filtered out and deleted or at the very least sent to Junk. Why weren't they?

    1,320 votes
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  4. Junk filter not working. All Junk goes to Inbox.

    Junk filter not working. All Junk goes to Inbox

    185 votes
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  5. Problems with Blocked Senders list and junk mail Filter Options.


    1. The Blocked Senders list puts email from Blocked Senders into my Junk Mail folder, rather than into my Deleted Files folder, due to the differing and changing subdomains that the spammers use.


    2. Outlook does not allow wildcard (*) to block all subdomains from each email domain.


    3. The filter options to block all subdomains from each domain don't work.


    4. How do I block all email with address in the PATTERN of a@a.b.c? Notice that a@a.b.c is a PATTERN, not an email address. An example of a particular spammer's address is holdon@holdon.luxuryzero.com which is in the PATTERN of a@a.b.c (format).


    Please…

    467 votes
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  6. QUIT MARKING EMAIL SPAM AFTER I HAVE SAID THEY ARE NOT SPAM

    QUIT PUTTING EMAILS IN SPAM FOLDER AFTER I HAVE SAID THEY ARE NOT SPAM!!!!!

    553 votes
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  7. Junk e-mail: block e-mail addresses using wildcards (eg *@*.can

    Junk e-mail: why can't you allow the user to block e-mails using a wildcard and only part of the e-mail address? I receive, EVERY DAY, emails from pharmacy<something>.can and I want to block @.can instead of wasting my time to block every single instance, every single day

    713 votes
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  8. Need a "block domain" option from Inbox.

    Please give us the option of one click to select the "block domain" option from our Inbox. Thanks!

    577 votes
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  9. spam craigslist-dating.appspot.com

    @craigslist-dating.appspot.com - need to have any emails from this company blocked. 50+ emails a day. I can't block it.

    20 votes
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  10. Update Outlook so that email addresses with abnormal characters (not "special" or normal) can be blocked by command and rules.

    There is A LOT, and I really mean A LOT, of spam mails that use email addresses which include characters that we don't normally find anywhere in ASCII. We need Outlook to become able to block and IMMEDIATELY REMOVE email addresses that include non-ASCII characters, very badly.

    These email spammers are willing to make any nonsense character be inserted into the sending address at any cost, just to waste space and time.

    13 votes
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  11. Blocked emails going into deleted box

    blocked mail going into deleted box when it was deleted on blocking

    7 votes
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  12. my junk folder is gone, so is my Focused and Others? Help!!!

    Where are these folders? Did Microsoft change something the week of April 9th 2018??

    802 votes
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    147 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re sorry people are experiencing issues here. We have gone back to the old behavior for the left-hand folder tree to always show since last year and we hope this has addressed most issues.

    There are some reports in the comments about individual folders not showing up. In order for us to get to the bottom of the issue, please post as much detail as possible in your comments. What steps are you taking? Which browser/computer/operating system are you using?

    Thank you for your help.

  13. "Rules" aren't working!

    I've set up multiple "rules" to reduce Junk Mail & STILL they're coming. Keto, CBD, etc. And "blocking" their domains is useless because they keep changing them. Also, do you notify them when I block them? Because it seems like the junk INCREASES when I block them!

    20 votes
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  14. Cannot block multiple spam emails at once

    This seems like it should be a simple fix. There is clearly a massive issue with the amount of spam that is sent and the amount of spam that gets to recipients. While it is probably useless to try to block sender accounts because they will simply change a few characters and keep sending away, for hotmail to not bother having the option to block multiple spam emails at once seems to be willful ignorance to the problem, or laziness as to not implement a solution. If there are legitimate reasons to as to why the issues is still not…

    23 votes
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  15. Deliver messages from blocked senders in the Junk Email folder as well as redeem the Quarantine message action configured list via spam filt

    I would like messages from blocked senders to be delivered in the Junk Email folder with the Quarantine message action redeemed at the same time.

    9 votes
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  16. Send blocked emails straight to deleted items instead of to junk mail folder

    Send blocked emails straight to deleted items instead of to junk mail folder. There are 2 options, to mark as junk or to block, yet both put the emails from that domain or sender into the junk folder. It makes no sense to have 2 different options that do the same. If something is blocked, it shouldn't ever appear in junk mail or the inbox.

    6 votes
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  17. Need the 'block' junk button when viewing on mobile (not just app or desktop site).

    Need the 'block' junk button when viewing on mobile (not just app or desktop site).

    4 votes
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  18. Emails in RULES sent to JUNK folder, repeatedly.

    If an email has a rule, "move the email to a folder" why does the JUNK filter continuously dump them into the junk folder? How much code does it take to "check the rules" before "engaging junk engine?"

    9 votes
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  19. Include the use of emojies in rules

    Give me the ability to use emojis within rules in all conditions and instances. Thees scammers have become creative; using emojis to generate an unlimited supply of phishing email addresses. I'd like to move every email from every email address (using emojis) to my "deleted" folder

    2 votes
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  20. Phishing Flag Increases Junk E-mail

    Junk e-mail increases after I flag items as phishing scams. Yesterday I flagged a few e-mails as phishing scams and today I have about 30 new spam e-mails.

    39 votes
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