Too much junk / spam: Junk folder becoming to inundated
20 year user moving to new platform. Flooded my junk box with advertisements now I have to search for any emails that may be of value to me that don't automatically filter to my inbox. It's a shame.
Richard Krieger commented
I have been promised programmers are working on reducing junk. Of course that was many months ago.
300 a day is past acceptable!
220 spams this month, increasing everytime
I have the same problem. It is very annoying to get very many in my junk-mail but also in my ordinary inbox even though I press "Report>junk" or "Report-Netfishing" on every single one. I get like 5-10 mails a day with offers of Viagra (don't need it), offers on lending money (don't need it) and random stores offering me lottery winnings.
Now getting over 100 junk emails every day. What is happening? Can't block them or unsubscribe as these actions are ignored. I'm in Spain for goodness sake. Why do I want all this garbage from the USA? Why can't we block by subject matter? To coin a phrase, it's not rocket science. Please, for goodness sake, DO SOMETHING.
I agree,, there's too much junk mail on Hotmail/Outlook. I have 2 accounts here and the same on another platform, created at the same time many years ago and used just as much, and I NEVER get junk mail there. Why can't you do something to control this.
I have even gotten junk mail, with my whole name in them. Not only that, but sometimes when I block junk mail, it ends up in my scrap box, and these are adresses that I have "blocked" many times in the past few weeks. Another big problem that you have is that when I save mail in the orders created, sometimes when I go there, there's no mail saved.
I am sick and tired of getting junk mail, and other functions that don't work as they should, I too am thinking of moving to the other platform and deleting my account here.
Yikes, update your spam filters! "Ukrianian (sic) beauties" in the header should NEVER end in a mailbox, even in spam!
I've posted numerous requests to support (Microsoft Support @MicrosoftHelps) with no response.
Another annoyance with these spams, you used to be able to select then Block them and they would disappear. Now they go to Deleted so emptying the folder they jus go into deleted files.
Falkner Evans commented
Between Christmas and Dec 28 I have received 108 spam emails that are increasingky either R-rated or X-rated. These include multiple ads for ***** enhancement like Serexin or others that promise enhanced manhood. I have also received multiple spam emails about dating Russian, Ukrainian, Asian, Columbian, hot singles etc. I have also received too many ads about gun or gun-related topics like drones, tactical knives/flashlights etc. which I don't want. Then the cascade of Cannabis ads for people. dogs etc. I do not want ANY of these spam emails downloaded from your server. Why all of a sudden has this problem about sleazy spam emails overloading my junk box occurred? I have to scroll through all to find hunk emails I actually want. Even when I mark these junk as not spam, they still appear in the junk box, wasting my time scrolling through all junk emails yet again. To compound the problem, my excellent virus service is marking so many of these junk emails as originating from suspicious or malicious websites - putting my and other users' computers at risk. I have been in contact with someone from Outlook support who advised me to post this complaint. I want a stop to this problem ASAP.
HOTMAIL JUNK EMAIL. I AM GETTING ABOUT 30 JUNK EMAILS EACH DAY AND I AM SICK OF IT! I BLOCK THE SENDERS. WHAT ARE SOME OTHER WAYS I CAN REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SPAM EMAILS I GET A DAY?
Blocked cnet.online.com . How come I still get spam from this domain??? MS I'm moving to google if you can't solve this simple problem.
You know who could have run point on this issue and probably have solved it? Terry Zink. He ran the "Terry Zink Security Talk blog" at Microsoft for many years, with a specialty of fighting spam, phishing, etc.
Unfortunately, he moved on to Facebook about a year and a half ago, though he left several points of contact in his last post:
I wonder if one or more of us could reach out to him, as I expect that after working at MS for so long he has many contacts in the right places there. I've tried on Twitter with no luck so far.
The past month I have been getting inundated with nothing but absolute junk mail. ENOUGH! You used to have in the Rules setting an option to type in a rule and for the action, it was "Delete Forever". Bring that back! Even better, make it a combo function to "Delete and Block".
Rahul Sinha commented
How can an email with this subject not automatically be marked as junk? It is in my Inbox.
FW: ????͏͏ ͏90% O???????? ???????????????????? C???????????????????? C???????????????????? P???????????????????? | ????????????????????????????????????
This is the email address it came from:
This is happening way too much. There is just too much junk getting into the Inbox.
Your junk mail detecting algorithm needs massive improvement.
And no, I will not check the box to receive email in the Inbox from people in my address book only.
Many people have been complaining about this for years now. Why are you not taking any action?
I've gone through 52 PAGES of comments (Ok. I skipped every other page.) Not once did I see any response from Microsoft. I don't think they're paying attention to this Uservoice thingy anymore. It is too bad. I am trying to get unhitched from my ISP, and the alternatives, gmail and yahoo, are just too eager to get my info.
I will have to change to Gmail now I guess after being a loyal Hotmail user, for approximately 1.5 decades. The spam has now infiltrated my regular Hotmail In Box like crazy in the last week or so. I was already sick of the hundreds of emails each day in the regular Junk mail folder this past year that I still had to scan through as a few of the blogs I read would end up in there. Just a couple of years ago I barely received any Junk mail at all! It is very sad.
I believe they don’t.
You don't block spam for third party clients. Kind of petty if you ask me.
Microsoft support? Uservoice? Is anyone monitoring the posts?
I'm getting well over 400 spam emails, every month. not good enough and nothing seems to be getting done about it
Junk that has become enough of a problem to complain about... Stop them or give us the ability to block domains and just email addresses. EG: foreing8.xyz