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rules that work on spam folder

I am making tonnes of rules to try to cut down on the amount of spam I am getting. I have dozens of rules, saying for certain words to be deleted, but they are still ending up in my Junk Email. The same words being used over and over in the rules, but they are still going through. So your rules are not working what so ever.
I was told that the rules do NOT apply to emails that are you already direct to the spam folder, that your "spam" rules bypass any rules we make ourselves. That's rather annoying. Especially since your rules really don't stop these at all. I'm getting the exact same spam every day for weeks now.

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  • jon kaplowitz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why have Rules when they don't work? Actually, Rules DID work until you replaced the WORKING code with what is there now. I am switching providers. I don't have time to sort through spam.

  • Greg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's nuts that rules don't run against the Junk folder -- we need to be able to set inbox to Exclusive, and have rules run against the remaining mail directed to the Junk folder.

  • lpbcorp1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Rules to avoid scam emails do not work: I have a rule to remove scam emails with content about "Amazon Amazon Order Confirmation" ..........but still (repeatedly) receive this message

  • outlook_3FFB1F433106C847 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I keep receiving emails from a sender who I have tried blocking and also creating a rule that should delete the emails as soon as they enter my inbox - neither have worked. VERY FRUSTRATING

  • brujadanzarina@hotmail.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm female. Anyway I receive VIAGRA publicity over and over again, even when I created the ruled for not receiving it. For this things I usually do not use this e-mail. You must to improve drastically.

  • imarkos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've set several filters/ rules for junkmail deletion and they aren't working.

  • Angelo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally agree with that petition. Rules must be able to be applied to any folder (specially spam one).

  • SM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this is SO annoying.
    I have my email set up that emails not from addresses in my address book go to spam.
    I don't want to have to put email addresses in my address book to keep mail from spam I want. I want to use rules.
    But rules don't apply to the emails going to spam.
    This seems to be broken to me!

  • roni_knight commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Spam rules just don't work. Exclude e-mails by name, sender, subject, whatever option you made the rules don't work for spam. They work for simple e-mails, but not for spam. It is a if outlook don't recognize the characters in the name or whatever field you choose to be subject of analysis before excluding the e-mail. Just the appearance was updated, the quality of service continues the same, I mean, the worse service in the web.

  • O-gauge@outlook.com commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My email is getting pounded by 200+ emails per day with spam, all with the same or similar subject line. I have setup an autodelete rule and the rule does not seem to work. WTF. How do I stop this from occuring!

  • SAinCA_55 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    cbd@ as "in email header = It still gets to Junk Folder, even though I state, mark as junk, delete, cease processing rules. BUG!!

  • Jason Alls commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I get span from various names but they all use --jasonalls@hotmail.com as the email sender address. This correctly gets classed as span and ends up in junk mail. But I cannot add a rule to say that emails from --jasonalls@hotmail.com get deleted. If I try I get a warning saying I need to add a sender. These spams are plentiful and annoying. Please update your rule creation to give me the ability to delete senders with -- at the beginning of emails. Afterall, --jasonalls@hotmail.com is different from my jasonalls@hotmail.com. And if people can send emails from such addresses, and I have no choice but to receive them, then I should at least have the choice to delete them as a rule!

  • Chip Griffin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Allow rules to override spam filter, or turn it off. I want to either turn off the spam filter, or be able to create a rule that overrides it. I get unsolicited emails from recruiters for new contracts, but I can't see them if they are marked as spam. I can't mark these senders as safe, because I don't know who they are until they contact me. I can however, make rules that will make sure their emails make it to my inbox. If you don't want to let me write rules that run before the spam filter, then let me turn it off. I'm loosing opportunities, and can't continue to do this.

  • Chip Griffin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the opposite problem, that would work with the same solution. I need ALL mail in my inbox. None in spam, ever. Let us make a rule that runs BEFORE the spam filter. My move all mail to the inbox would be the only rule I ever needed for this address.

  • V K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to add to Rules in action menu the "delete permantely" option because the spam email come anyway (in spam section) I don't want to come anywhere. Not even to spam section (with my criteria only because some emails are false spam)

  • Mike PRIORLIFER commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need to ability to block based on sender's name! The rest of the email address can be spoofed.

  • Mike PRIORLIFER commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Rules should be applied "upfront", before any mail is sent to any folder. That way, if we say block this sender, then we never see the email in any folder, JUNK or otherwise.

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