Process rules before junk filters
As it currently stands, all incoming emails are first ran through the junk email filter before it hits the rules filter. This causes emails to potentially be filtered to the junk folder before ever being processed by any rule set. Simply adding each and every email that gets filtered to the junk folder as a "safe sender" defeats the purpose of setting rules. By changing the priority, this gives users more control over their email box for organizing their email (instead of having to contently micromanage) and anything that gets past the rules, that would be considered junk, can be filtered then.
Another, yet complicated, idea is to give the ability to include wildcards when adding email address to the safe senders or blocked list. Again, giving more control the your users to manage their email account.
For whatever reason the rate of SPAM mail I receive has increased significantly over the last couple of months. I'm getting 40-50 mails/day put into my Junk folder and have to try and extract genuine mails in amongst that volume.
Having the filter rules processed before any incoming mail is declared as Junk would address this as my rules would delete the SPAM.
I have been told by MS support that the way it works currently is by design, bad design in my view...
I can't believe this hasn't been fixed and it keeps getting worse. Now all of my rules are ignored and 90% of my email goes to the spam folder. Email that isn't spam. Some of it is not even newsletters.
At this point, they should just add an option to turn off their spam filters
Marcella Trammer commented
Yes, apply rules prior to junk mail! I want to be able to block certain domains from ALL folders to alleviate unwanted, illicit, profane, and vulgar emails from my account...period!
David Smedberg commented
I strongly agree. I have promotions that I like to receive (I have rules that make the promotions go to my "coupons" folder) and they are currently going to Spam. This is illogical.
Just got 3 emails that have rules to go into a specific folder go into junk today. Fix it!!
True really need this in order to get email forwarding to work properly with junk emails.
jeff rs commented
Please add a method to block junk mail by local_part@*. Spammers create mail with an infinite number of domains but keep the local_part the same.
Rob D commented
Can you make it that rules can be applied to the junk email folder too please?
I require wildcard ability for junk mail blocking and the list doesn't accept:
These explicit spams fill my junk email constantly and there's no way to blacklist all of them, because everything where there's an "*" changes with every message. It just tell me that it isn't formatted correctly.
Seems like much of mail is ending up in junk mail. I don't kn ow what is going on with rules as they just don't work any more. There is no way to ":whitelist" a sender to keep them out of spam
Please, this! I have three folders specifically for a mailing list, ebay and a newsletter, and it's ridiculous that I have to look in my junk to see if outlook has wrongly moved them there