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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?
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CM Pravda commented
Relentless emails from multiple addresses from wanted and unsolicited sites. Like LINKEDIN is grouped, should there be better sorting, aggregation and filtering of email "Subscriptions"?
Pissed With Outlook.com commented
This "feature" needs to be removed. Most of the "Subscriptions" are SPAM / malware-related. I can delete some them OK, but others either link you to an "Unsubscribe" site (read: "Security Risk") that may or may not work, or throw the "Couldn't unsubscribe: We couldn't remove your subscription. Please try again later? error. Whoever invented / implemented this needs to be FIRED. Meanwhile, my Junk folder AND my Inbox are getting flooded with this garbage. FIX THIS, FIRE the "engineer" (note use of quotation marks) that built this.
Please remove this option! This is totally useless and I get more junk mail now than I ever did! Blocking doesn't even seem to help as I have blocked the domain and still comes thru. The unsubscribe at the top of emails only brings more spam. There should be an option to ADD an email to show under subscriptions, it should NOT be automatically added for us especially since most of it is spam.
This is a big problem that needs to be addressed. Please!!!
MICHAEL LASKOWSKI commented
The subscription cancel function is a great option. One flaw, I have spam accounts listed as subscriptions with no ability to block them from the subscription menu.
let me remove spam subscriptions, Microsoft!
My original post:
Does Outlook understand that they are giving spammers the right to "subscribe" themselves to my email????
There is a new category under "Options". It is called "Subscriptions". None of what is in there is anything that I have "subscribed" to. Most of the spam emails that I get appear to be getting through each day to my Inbox, because Outlook has now allowed the spammers to sign you up as subscribing to them. The delete option checkbox listed next to each spammers' name under Subscriptions only takes you to each individual spammers' website to "unsubscribe", which, as we all know, is lethal.
This is absolutely outrageous. What the **** is wrong with Outlook that they would do something like this?
Maybe they really are responsible for all of the spam because they are, basically, selling our email addresses to the spammers??
I urge everyone going through the endless spam into their Inboxs each day to look under Options, and then "Subscription". There you will find all of the spammers who have listed themselves as something you have "subscribed to". Don't even attempt to delete any of them, as you are only confirming your email address. Sweep and block doesn't work, because Microsoft has it that you have subscribed to these sites.
How incompetent can be Microsoft be??? Take "Subscriptions" out of the Options now!!!!!
Microsoft's pathetic answer:
outlook.com puts messages to this folder if message has some attributes of subscription. So there may be spam e-mails and spam subscription. When one press Unsubscribe link the Outlook just send unsubscribing request to sender. Sure spammers will ignore such requests, they even be glad to get confirmation this address is real and someone read e-mails.
So sorry, there is no way to unsubscribe from spam subscriptions. One may change e-mail address or put this sender to Junk mail sender list.
Outlook just analyze spam you've already got. And yes, unfortunately there is no way to unsubscribe from spam. Each your attempt to unsubscribe from spam will increase a number a spam mails because spammers will resell your address to each other as confirmed.
Are you kidding? This is your pathetic answer??
This is outrageous. I don't want Subscriptions as an "Option".
So, Microsoft now "subscribes" us to thousands of junk emails that we cannot unsubscribe from????
I hope others join me in this outrage.
And, you cannot "put these spammers to the junk email list" because the fact that they are listed as being subscribed to by me overrides this option to have them blocked as junk.
How dare Microsoft give these spammers the "right" to "subscribe" me to their ****? What is Microsoft getting out of this? That's the question. Basically, providing our email addresses to spammers. Receiving compensation for this?? Is that what they're doing..........
IS ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE OUTRAGED ABOUT THIS?
It is my right to subscribe to what I choose and to control the "subscribing".
Kelly Lee commented
let me remove spam subscriptions, Microsoft!
at least Outlook warns where the unsubscribe link is, that's a start.
while risky, some can be removed by closing the new tab before it loads.
many however, don't even link to websites and Outlook doesn't see it as invalid/suspicious nor provides an option to delete them.
a few simply copied the unsubscribe URL of legit unsubscribe pages in order to look legit, and funny enough, those URLs contain data used to login as the throwaway account used to reach them.
Susan Olive Savard commented
I agree. Wants to take you to that site... thought that was bad!
Are you selling our info to scammers? This setting is showing all these scammers claiming we subscribed and can not delete. You have some explaining to do.
I am frustratingly attempting to delete and limit junk email. I have attempted from the "subscriptions" menu in outlook, to no avail. There has to be a way to delete/un-subscribe from spam email. Please fix this. I keep blocking emails and they are finding new addresses to post from. I have never received this amount of junk before.
Manage subscriptions does not work
C BZ commented
this is still an unresolved issue for me
derek cross commented
totally agree i get subscriptions i never subscribed too. seems the spammer have more control over my email then i do. no subscription should be added without user accepting the request. then there the list of them you click unsubscribe and it cant. ive used outlook for years but with the daily spam going up instead of being filtered out and they have the power to sign me up for more. it may be time to look elsewhere.
Hotmail not allowing me to delete subscriptions.
I found "subscriptions" as a list of senders that can send me spam even though I request to block those senders. What the heck???
Counter to most of the people here I think it's a great idea to have the ability to manage subscriptions. I sincerely doubt that Microsoft signed us all up for spam subscriptions. More than likely they are testing some AI spam filtering option and the subscriptions everyone currently sees is what came up in applying the new intelligence. I for one am looking forward to a spam free email account and am willing to suffer a bit of inconvenience to get there.
Why would outlook allow emails that were not asked for and make it impossible for users to remove? Some of these emails and ad's are filthy. I'm constantly blocking the same emails or sending them as phishing. Nothing has worked. You've allowed a serious security issue occur for your customer's. You need to remove this.
Mike Glenn commented
P.S. I don't recommend clicking on unsubscribe buttons to any unknown sources--even from a secure sandbox--as it will potentially expose you to increased spam once your email address is confirmed as active.