The block button does NOT work. I don't know how many times I have blocked something in junk, likenUber for instance, and the next day it wa
s back. But I blocked a friendby accident and had a terrible time getting her back.
Mr Stan Jones commented
If junk or ransomware emails are difficult to stop because of the false email addresses, why does the filter not work?
If I put words in my filter such as 'BITCOIN' or 'I KNOW YOUR PASSWORD', or 'I WILL SEND PICTURES TO YOUR CONTACTS' etc etc and I want to block those words, or any part of them, so that they DON'T arrive in ANY part of my account, why do I still get them, when they can just be blocked and deleted at the exchange server?
This is obviously such a BIG problem for a lot of people, and not just Hotmail addresses.
BUT it high time that providers such as Microsoft sorted this out.
Receiving all of this is harassment, is very distressing for many people, and obviously vulnerable people get taken in by it.
It’s long overdue that email providers stopped this.
And I for one wouldn’t care one bit if a few genuine emails get blocked before I get them.
It IS for the greater good, and a small price to pay for the rubbish, the threats and the malware/viruses that could be delivered to the unwary, but under a new system of delivery, they are BLOCKED BEFORE receipt.
GET THIS SORTED ASAP PLEASE!
Otherwise after 20+ years of my Hotmail account, I will close my account and go to something like ProtonMail, and yes I have already been looking for better alternatives.
Daniel Gorza commented
block does not work, keep getting SPAM and phishing mail no matter what I do! Doh!
After I mark Junk Email as Report, they go into my Deleted Folder. Fine. Then I select Block and they usually disappear. Now they're not!!! WHY??? This ALWAYS happens when Microsoft sends updates lately!!! Again, WHY???
my outlook mail box I don't have the option of blocking people
Mikal Rhodes commented
Exactly what Martha said! Does Outlook have ANY kind of a spam filter at all, by the way. Other e mail accounts do not allow near as much junk mail in, much less allow it back after blocking it. Does it do any good to give feedback, does Outlook ever consider changing anything after reading it ???