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Under my settings>mail>subscriptions - there is a ton of newsletters/junk email/spam that I never added and can not delete. I don't know how they got there and how can i remove them.
No matter what I've tried to delete these it doesn't work - spammers latched themselves this way?
We’ve finished the development work and will be rolling out a new version of the subscription manager over the next few weeks!
You may see that your subscriptions are deleted and the subscription manager is reset. We’re doing this so that we can purge all of the incorrect subscriptions from your list.
That's simply not true that there is some way for users to control the subscription list. Nothing was changed. The subscription list serves as a privacy violation since Microsoft forbids users from permanently removing subscriptions. Blocking doesn't work as it simply moves, temporarily, the list to another list. This is such an egregious violation of a user's rights that it has been forwarded for litigation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 4-29-2020
Yeah, well, I still have a ton of subscriptions. When is the next rollout to re-fix this?
Mickey Mouse commented
It seems obvious to me as a mere mortal that Microsoft have some sort of financial gain from allowing these spam and phishing attacks.
Do what I do and essentially close your account by getting a new email address from a provider that is NOT Microsoft. It may take a couple of months to inform all the people you want to have your email address but it's well worth the time and trouble.
Because Microsoft are so rubbish I don't even consider buying the products they try to sell me anymore as I'm so afraid they would abuse my email address.
Please note that I have given my Hotmail address which I only monitor once a day rather than my new email address
Why cant we ALL have that option to get the SPAM off our email? I RARELY use Outlook due to the inability to "UNSUBSCRIBE" and "REPORT AS SPAM" Why you closed this thread, saying you took care of this is NOT TRUE. This frustrates ppl when you say its coming in a few weeks back in NOV 2019 but my outlook appears the same JAN 2020. What gives? IM STILL getting **** on outlook and makes me want to delete the entire account. WHY cant we have the option to do this? Seems antiquated. Google updates their email constantly. By the comments on here, you really should give the control back to the user. Obviously YOUR system ISNT WORKING!
The subscriptions went away for a while, towards the end of 2019 but now they are building again in 2020..
TURN THIS FEATURE OFF or give users the ability to completely turn it off! I've been getting inundated with spam for the last couple of months and didn't know why. I have a ton of "subscriptions" to blatant spammers. The lastest being multiple random character email@example.com.
How the heck do you guys roll out stuff like this without vetting it first? And then when you see folks complaining that it is allowing spammers to add themselves, thus bypassing your safe filtering, months later it still isn't fixed.
As a paying O365 customer, yeah, this makes me want to consider switching to Google or another service.
George Inman commented
The new version from November does not eliminate the spam emails. I still receive dozens every day. The problem extends back months into 2019 and late 2018.
Are you still planning to address the issue, or should users migrate away from Outlook and Hotmail?
I am trying to unsubscribe to a email that I got ..I have hundred of emails from them..firstname.lastname@example.org. please help me get rid of them.
Ability to delete subscriptions from outlook.com email settings.
I have a problem with my junk folder, i can delete my spam it just keeps coming back
Please include the option to turn off Subscriptions!!!
it is a fraud that Microsoft allows automatic delivery of junk email. Very sad state of affairs for a software leader. Extremely disappointed
A fat lot of good this did. All of the garbage that was coming as subscriptions is still ending up in my junk mail with no way to keep it out. For whatever reason, rules and blocking don't work. I get 200 to 300 junk mails/phishing a day. I have to look through this to make sure something important didn't go to junk. Why aren't rules and blocking working?
[Deleted User] commented
STOP ADDING SUBSCRIPTIONS
This is by far the worst implementation of a feature that I have ever seen. If most of the people commenting here, truly understood how this feature actually works, they would stop using Outlook out of total disgust. I stumbled across this post, looking for a way to turn it and the annoying alerts, at the top of my emails, OFF. The people getting more spam after using this feature, is due to them using this feature... smh
I wrote a rule to delete emails with "SilverSingles" and also blocked the individual email. My subscriptions emptied a few days ago so I was hopeful, but, sure enough, SilverSingles turned up in my subscriptions. The issue is not fixed and I'm getting about a hundred junk emails a day. Rules don't seem to apply to junk, which doesn't help.
I have "unsubscribed" so many times for one website, yet I keep getting notifications from them in my Other email box. Is this an Outlook directed question or is it a problem with the businesses website? so frustrating. I have no idea how I ever got on a mailing list in the first place.
Thank you! My subscriptions list has been wiped clean of all the spammers so that only my legitimate subscriptions have been left on the list. Job well done!
gee thanks, so now my legitimate subscriptions are gong to be deleted along with the illegitimate ones ? talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater.... do I have to copy/ paste all the legitimate ones into a list so that I know which ones I will have to re-subscribe to? what a huge time consuming hassle. WHY DON'T YOU STOP SCAMMERS FROM BEING ABLE TO SIGN US UP FROM SUBSCRIPTIONS WE DIDNT AUTHORIZE ?? TELL US WHEN THAT IS DONE THEN WE CAN JUST MANUALLY BLOCK WHAT WE DONT WANT THEN THAT SHOULD BE ***THE END*** OF THIS ISSUE.
Got a message that this was fixed, but you havent sone ****! I’m still receiving massive bs emails a day. Still blocking and marking as “junk mail”, but surprisingly they’re still coming. Cleared my subscriptions too and also a no go. This is getting very irritating 😠