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.
Donna Rosa commented
I've been following this thread for awhile now, and I didn't think the spam could get any worse. Uh, it has. WAY worse. Every few minutes more **** appears.
The spammers now aren't even attempting to make their junk look like legit email. I don't know why it's even getting to our spam folders.
Can you PLEASE block info@(random numbers and letters).de? Many other here have complained about this .de spammer.
Pierre G commented
For Chrissake Microsoft, can't you improve your spam filter!! I get messages classified as spam from approved contacts or people with whom I'm messaging back and forth, how can your algorithm get it so wrong!!
Tired of somehow receiving explicit and ****** junk mail. I continually block them, but constantly receive them. Please help!!!
I'm moved to comment again as I'm now receiving 15-30 junk emails PER HOUR. Surely with nearly 2000 comments about this issue - and many more in several threads in the Community Forum - shouldn't Microsoft let us know that they're working on this?
Tom Neubauer commented
We users need to be able to block IP addresses; not just SENDER address. They can change their e-mail address simply by using an algorithm to change a different letter in their address to perpetuate the scam.
Actually I am now more up to around 300-400 per day and it seems to keep getting worse every week. At least for me funny thing is the volume seems to consistently pick up between 11AM and 8PM with getting 50-60 every two hours and drops off overnight until around 11AM the next day.
Tom Neubauer commented
All the spam senders need to do is change one letter in their sender address to avoid being blocked. I have set rules to block the common denominator word(s) in these e-mails to no avail.
Debbie Gerrity commented
You guys are doing a TERRIBLE job stopping the junk, spam, and FILTH coming into my inbox!!!!
Falkner Evans commented
Your junk email filter only filters ALL junk email. There are NO degrees of discrimination. I am getting up to 250 a day with many duplications and 95% are either phishing, flagged as malicious sites by my virus protection, triplicates of the same spam or GRADE Z spam. I just upgraded my computer from an older Windows version which had a sliding junk mail filter that allowed users to chose heir own filter level - low, medium or high. I never had the problem I am experiencing now. and wish outlook had the same effective user-friendly approach to this problem. I do not have the time to patiently go through and mark each 250 unwanted pieces of spam. This upgrade to outlook has caused issues for many users experiencing the same blizzard of unwanted spam. It is up to the engineers to figure out a solution to this frustrating problem. I have done everything the outlook team has suggested like changing password etc. but the blizzard of spam keeps coming. Our computers are being put at risk for malware etc when any garbage spam is allowed to pass into our junk boxes. You need to fix this intrusive problem. I am sure you can appreciate the frustration outlook users are experiencing.
Mike Salowey commented
Junk mails,spam, phishing has now increase exponentially in Nov and Dec.
Unmanageable-Blocking has little or no effect.
Before junk mail was +/- 100 a Week.
Now it is +100 a day and climbing.
Any way to control this in Settings or Options?
Update those spam filters!
I keep blocking, sending as phishing, and unsubscribing and nothing works. A couple of months ago I was getting 32 junk folder emails a day, 15 of which were from companies that I subscribe to. Now I get nearly 150 a day and still the same 15 or so are actually ones I want. Nothing is working to stop these spam emails!
Spam is out of control
carol ann peck commented
WHY AM I ALL OF SUDDEN GETTING SO MUCH JUNK MAIL IN MY IN BOX, i HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING.
keep getting these terrible *** orientated spam emails and also phising emails, keep on blocking shitloads of them and really sick and tired of this, reported this before but it is an ongoing problem getting worse and worse so know l'm absolutely fed up with this.
It is so ridiculous to how much and type of vulgar junkmail I receive. On the average, I get new junk mail every 1-2 minutes. I’ve had this email for over 20 year. This all began suddenly about 2 months ago and it has only gotten worse. Why is Outlook the only email provider not dealing with this?
I get all the junk mail from *.top adresses-
poncomic, tardy and a lot of others
Please change the filter!
Robert Timco commented
my junk folder is just being crushed by **** spam 100ès every day mark as phising and block more than ever
As another person posted today, give us an address we can forward all our spam and junk mail to! I just deleted 1,300+ junk/spam messages received in just the last 3 days. As of 1 Jan, I will no longer be using Outlook to handle my email. Google and Yahoo, here I come!
NOW ALL MY MAIL IS GOING INTO JUNK MAIL. WHAT THE HELLL IS GOING ON WITH OUTLOOK. YOU ARE SUCKING MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY