Junk e-mail: block e-mail addresses using wildcards (eg *@*.can
Junk e-mail: why can't you allow the user to block e-mails using a wildcard and only part of the e-mail address? I receive, EVERY DAY, emails from pharmacy<something>.can and I want to block @.can instead of wasting my time to block every single instance, every single day
Thanks for your feedback! Sorry to hear that you are having these problems with blocking senders.
Our junk / spam team is looking into this suggestion, and we should have an update in the next month or two.
Using my previous examples I see these domains over and over for the year that I have struggled to rid my account of thousands of junk emails. The examples are: .pw, .us, .click, .xyz, .run, .link and new domains like .monster and .promo with more to come. All any user can ask Outlook is, please allow individual users to block ALL emails that are not on their safe sender's list. With my posts I am trying to see if this users viewpoint is ever heard and acknowledged by implementing the suggestions users take the trouble to post. More examples below. From: Certified Santa Letters <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2020 3:25 AM
From: Certified Santa Letters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:10 PM
From: ChristmasCashNow.com Associate <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:16 PM
From: ChristmasCashNow.com Ad <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 5:26 AM
From: choice HOME warranty <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 2:56 AM
From: Citizens Gold Trust_Partner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:51 PM
From: CitizensGoldTrust.com_401k <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:40 AM
From: Citizens Gold Trust | Affiliate| Free Guide <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 8:03 AM
From: Compare Medicare Quotes <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:19 PM
From: ClearStateOfMind.com Promo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:06 PM
From: CleanZoneDeal Associate <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2020 1:15 AM
From: Clean Zone Benefits <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:07 AM
From: Compare Medicare Quotes <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:07 AM
From: Compare Medicare Quotes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2020 1:17 AM
From: Compare Medicare Quotes <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 10:22 AM(Edited by admin)
Moderator, I am serious about wanting to block unwanted emails. To that end I would like ALL users of Outlook to vote on what ever suggestion they like. IF and it should not be if, Outlook would see how frustrating it is to be inundated by thousands of unwanted or junk emails a day. My hope is my examples will trigger an outpouring of votes to get you to change and act on suggestions in a more expedite way. You have suggestions and comments dating back years on the same subjects users are complaining about now.
Please give us some relief by allowing us to block all emails NOT on our safe senders list. Otherwise why do we have a list that gives us the expectation of staying safe? Especially when calling it a safe senders list.
John Kors commented
I am also in the same situation, very frustrated that Microsoft cannot figure this out!!! I cannot use default junk mail settings as I have to review the 100s of junk mail per day to find a couple legit ones that sneak in. Common sense tells me it should not be so hard to add wildcards to a block list.
Having the same issues as EVERYONE!
And I am one of the 315 people so far, positive enough to think Microsoft might quickly solve this for us. I trust that 100% of the users are experiencing the same frustrations. I have one of the oldest hotmail accounts there are, a fan from the first moment... but this thing is very annoying.
Please solve it quickly so we can mass block mass spammers!
ricardo barrera commented
yup, hundreds of newsletter@spam-****, and although they get sent to my junk mail folder I have to review the long list of junk mail every day because occasionally Microsoft erroneously sends a legit email into my junk mail folder and so i can't just allow outlook to delete all junk mail after 30 days since i may lose a few important emails.
ricardo barrera commented
c'mon, do it. now.
+1 Please add asked for functionality
Linda Schonwald commented
Getting lots of email from @BIGOBAMA.com - can't block - frustrating. Keep unsubcribing to indiv. names and more just keep coming. Need to be able to block @BIGOBAMA, Used to be able to... now can't!
Microsoft, the company that gave us, "Sorry! Just shut down your computer no matter the burden that places on you and restart it," also says, "Gee, we can't handle wildcards in Junk folder rules." Why am I not surprised???
Seana O'Hare commented
It is unconscionable that this SPAM issue has not been permanently addressed before now. Fixing this would not only make Outlook users happy, but it would also save hard-dollar wasted resources as millions of these SPAM emails takes up unnecessary storage resources until they are deleted -- so fixing it would be a win/win for both the customer and Microsoft. From a business perspective, this should make this an absolute priority.
It is now 9 months "under review". Come on...
Seems like wildcards have been used for... what... decades? It's about time Outlook caught up! Another option - start doing useful automatic spam filtering.
Everyone with Outlook online has the SAME problem. I have been Have an Outlook email acct and have been dealing with the newsletter@ spoammers for months. Can't create any rules to block them because every email has a different domain name. Don't have that problem with Yahoo, so why can't MS block these emails. Maybe they are getting paid for these messages??????
Colin gave an update on Nov 2019. Can WE PLEASE HAVE AN UPDATE. WE ARE GETTING SPAMMED.
Any update on this??
Also usefull for non-junk filtering such as creating rules for sorting mail. ex: *@amazon.com would go in the amazon folder.
Your users really need help and this feature is the answer.
If anyone that reads these comments, Please escalate this issue.
Moderator please escalate this issue.
Its horrible to watch our inbox and junk email fill up