Selecting multiple items in Junk folder
Older version allows you to select multiple items, even all items, in Junk and report them as phishing scams. This beta does not and that is a big fail for me.
Update 9/19/2017: You can now select and deselect multiple items, then mark as phishing or block. Thanks for using the Outlook.com beta!
Cee Dee commented
BUT MOST Annoying as Oscar below says: when you DESELECT one, it deselects them ALL.
so I'm going through selected junk and find one I want to keep, I DESELECT, and EVERYTHING IS DESELECTED TOO.
I agree! Being able to only select the junk emails that are on the screen is too long to delete them all. Allowing me to select many in the version prior to Beta is much better.
When in the junk folder, if I select all the items at once but then try to uncheck one item, it unchecks all items. So if I have 100 items and they are all junk except for a few items, I can't select all then uncheck those few items because when I try to uncheck one of them the entire list is unchecked.
Lakshay Garg commented
The select buttons are too small and it is very likely that someone will click outside the button by mistake. In that case, all that the user had selected would be gone. Consider making them larger.
I've just read the (helpful) response from Outlook.com. But this made me realise what had been niggling me about this option. As someone else has commented below, having the 'phishing' option under 'not junk' is counter-intuitive. Phishing may not be the same as "marketing" junk/spam (why the different nomenclature?), but it is definitely junk. I wouldn't want to mark it as 'not junk'.
Leonardo Amorim commented
Why is the "mark as phishing" option under "not junk" ? It does not make any sense!
Me quedo con el sistema actual...no me gustó el Beta...así de simple.
I've had had a huge increase in phishing emails in the last 12 months (shortly after an employment agency I was signed up to was hacked, not my bad practices). Until a few months ago a high proportion were going into my Focused inbox. On bad days this was up to 20 in any one hour! I identify and report every junk/phishing email, including sending the worst to Action Fraud. There has been a marked improvement in recent months but anything that makes it more difficult to manage junk/phishing will be a massive backward step for me personally, but also for wider internet security and Microsoft's servers! Yesterday I deleted over 1,000 Action Fraud Sent emails, there appears to be no way to do this using a rule (only incoming). Please keep up the fight against spam and phishing.
kauser tahir commented
please allow more than one email to deleted at a time from the inbox and junk mail. thank you.
I NEED an option to select "all."
I want to be able to identify wanted emails from people who are not in my safe list yet, and then clear all the rest of the junk.
I want to be able to Block all the unpleasant *** offers that keep filling my junk mail.
I CANNOT OVERSTATE MY AGREEMENT with this comment! Why on God's green earth would that option be removed? I just realized the feature was missing when I went to mark an "Apple receipt" phishing scam.
Unless the admission here is that there's nothing really being done with the mail marked as phishing other than a junk label?!
Mandy Summitt commented
You can click on the work Junk above and there is a check mark. You click the checkmark and it selects everything, then you have the delete all available.
Yes, this single selection takes too much time and emails from people and businesses on my contact list are going into Junk, so I have to spend a lot of time sorting through at least 50 a day.
Not only for phishing, also I prefer to BLOCK email too. Bring that feature back.
phising scam or blocking function, too important to lose in this beta
Kalita Thomas commented
I don't like that multiple junk mail cannot be selected and blocked at the same time. Too time consuming to select the e-mails individually to add to block list. Also, spam e-mail that incorporate my e-mail address should be blocked; currently I cannot add these junk e-mails to my block list, even though the message was not sent from my e-mail address.
Phishing mail is obvously JUNK in my opinion so it makes NO sense to associate this option with the NOT JUNK menu. Placing the option in a JUNK menu would be more logical.
Currently Junk button has all these. In beta Junk button seemed to be only for Junk. It's better to have all together since "Junk" can be many different forms and best to choose the right one rather than have the habit to click Junk for all. Better if all under same button.
Naveen Gopinath commented
I like it when I can move all the current and future email from a particular sender to another folder.
I find it convenient if I can select multiple messages in my Junk folder and block them all at once and not one at a time.
Ain't nobody got time for that guys.