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  1. mailbox not receiving mail

    My mailbox is still not receiving email after deleting a bunch of emails yesterday. What's the deal and how do I get my mailbox/account active again?

    42 votes
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    Completed  ·  43 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. "Get started" new box under emails

    I have this new "get started" section at the foot of my inbox and I cant delete it even though all the boxes are ticked. What is happening?

    35 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. BLOCK EMAIL ADDRESSES

    BLOCK EMAIL ADDRESSES - The option to block junk email addresses used to be on your menu along with Sweep, Move to and Delete. An update you made 1-2 years ago removed this, making it MORE cumbersome to block bogus email addresses. Now I have to (1) select one or more email addresses, (2) right-click, (3) then select Block. Please restore this to the menu bar.

    630 votes
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    127 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey, thanks for your feedback! You can currently do this from the menu bar. When you’ve opened an email (or selected multiple), click the “Junk” dropdown button in the command bar. You can find this button below the search bar, next to the “Delete” and “Archive” buttons. Then select “Block” from the menu that appears below the “Junk” button.

    Colin

  4. Blocking e mails by domain and sender should be quick and easy-its not. Please put the 2 options together, ie block send and or domain.

    Blocking domain and sender should be quick and easy-its not. Please put the 2 options together, ie block send and or domain.

    23 votes
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  5. Dark theme/mode for the phone app?

    Dark theme/mode for the phone app?

    30 votes
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  6. Bug Report

    Bug Report: Outlook keeps sending email from Team Scheer (teamscheer@conservative.ca) to JUNK Email folder. It is NOT junk. Fix your filter settings.

    4 votes
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  7. Don't Like Delete Icon 'popping up' in the Inbox, when the deleted email is reachable in the Deleted Folder.

    I don't like the feature that 'pops up' (on the "Inbox") when one deletes an email. (It states: "Deleted" and "Undo".) It is very distracting and hides / covers up upcoming emails on the Inbox list. - What is the purpose to retrieve it (deleted email) from our regular 'delete folder'? WE CAN JUST GO TO OUR DELETED FOLDER. - If you were to find a way to bring up deleted emails (deleted from the delete folder) that would be a good feature. But to have an icon pop-up in the Inbox with every time we click to delete an…

    10 votes
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  8. Why is my junk mail folder being flooded with ****** emails all of a sudden?

    Why is my junk mail folder being flooded with ****** emails all of a sudden?

    15 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Rules Not Working

    I have several emails that are supposed to go to specific folders, but here recently I see them either in my inbox or in my spam folder. Why aren't my rules working anymore?

    17 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you, everyone, for reporting this issue to us. We understand the frustration around this issue that has been ongoing for some time, and are working to track down issues.

    In order to help us pinpoint issues, please be as descriptive as possible in highlighting what your specific issue is when posting a comment.

    In the meanwhile, here are some instructions and help to attempt to mitigate issues with your Mailbox:

    - In order to create rules: 1) Right-click on a specific email and select “Create rule”. 2) Select the overflow menu in the top menu bar and click “Create rule”. 3) Click “Settings” → “Mail” → “Rules” → “Add new rules”

    - Rules run in order from top to bottom on your rules list in the rules settings page. If you have a rule created with the option “Stop processing more rules” (enabled by default), once that rule condition…

  10. No way to block unwanted email/domains

    Please correct the junk email box icons to allow customers to put in block emails and save them. The save icon does not work at all.

    23 votes
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  11. 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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  12. SPAM!

    The amount of annoying pop ups trying to push new "features" feels very untrustworthy. Mail services should not be confused with social interactive sites.

    184 votes
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  13. 140 votes
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    228 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Put the "Today" and "Yesterday" sections back

    You need to put "Today" and "Yesterday" and "This month" back to where we can see it in the emails. Why did you change it? I scroll right past it because it looks like an email. Just put it back the way it was. This makes NO deliniation between yesterdays emails and today's.

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  15. Folders disappearing

    The folders list has evidently been 'enlarged' to the point that 'conversation history', personal folders like 'temp' and the 'new folder' tab all at the bottom of the folders list are now non-viewable...can you IT people not come up with a better solution to whatever it is that you're trying to do?

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  16. Icons Not Updated

    Product Icons not updated on the app menu on outlook (square dots in the top left)

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  17. Previewing attachments

    New way of previewing attachments doesn't display them properly, half the page is off the screen.

    25 votes
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  18. New 2FA Option

    please consider using the projecthydro.org 2FA protocol RAINDROP instead of google as google has abandoned their 2FA and it is not as user friendly, hydro's is more secure, is currently supported and uses new technology. Please at least give us the option to keep our accounts this safe.

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  19. Spell check in Outlook

    Spell check used to be available in other ealier Outlook versions. Why not now?

    88 votes
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    169 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you to everyone using Outlook.com and for providing feedback. We wanted to let you know that as of today we have enabled spelling and grammar checking provided by Microsoft Editor for Chrome and Edge browsers (Firefox & Safari support to come soon). To access these suggestions, simply left click on the underlined text.

    As you type, you will get underlines in red or blue denoting spelling and grammar suggestions, respectively. For users with a premium or M365 account, you will also have access to writing refinement suggestions such as clarity, conciseness, and formality denoted by purpled underlines.

    To customize which types of suggestions show up, select the “Editor” button in the compose ribbon and select or deselect suggestion types. Or alternatively in settings → Mail → Compose and reply → Microsoft Editor.

    You can find more information about Editor usage in Outlook.com at: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/check-grammar-spelling-and-more-in-outlook-com-and-outlook-on-the-web-c6b1283d-81a2-47f1-bc85-9e8dfc0cbf15.

  20. Spammy "Manage ad cookies" notifications

    "Manage add cookies" spam. Every 2-3 days I keep getting a pop-up from Outlook which resets my ad cookie settings and forces me to re-opt-out. Selecting it once should be enough...

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