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.
It seems the junk/spam emails have increased steadily over the past several months. This platform used to be so much better in identifying those emails and not allowing them to come through. I haven't checked my email account in a few days as I've been traveling, and I now have over 400 emails in my junk mail box that I have to now waste my time deleting... I thought it was just me, bit now I see it's happening to many people. This is unfortunate and frustrating. Please figure it out.
The junk filter is so bad and always marks real mails as junk. And when I select "not junk" for this mails, the filter doesn't learn, the next mail of this type is again marked as junk.
For the past year I've read MS's help files, other sites help file, youTube, tested, played, smacked the computer, hours and hours of wasted time to STOP THE BS SPAM. Rule this, rule that, block this or that, and they JUST KEEP COMING. -0- help. Thanks Microsoft, for Nothing. Leave for 5 days - over 530 SPAM messages. Oh, except the one I was waiting for from the health department that got blocked with the other 500+ BS spam e-mails. After 20 years of using the same e-mail, It's Time To Bail. You want to allow the BS SPAM - count me GONE
Easily identifiable phishing email are not being filtered, what give? Election season is coming up.
I was searching to see if someone had the same problem and i found this place, i don't know why but from few months ago i receive CLEARLY PHISING mails about big brands like apple, microsoft itself, google and others with emails CLEARLY randomly generated or hacked, mostly the first case, and big ammount of them go stright to my inbox, i report each and everyone as what they are PHISING and only so that few minutes or hours later i receive the exact same mail but from different randomly generated email adress... just ridiculous....
Oh, and about the good mails that sometimes get stuck in the junk mail even when i have the email adress tagged as "secure" is another level of wtf, daily i have to go through my junk mail searching valuable mails because i never know when i can receive something important just to never see it because i never knew it came...
I too am a long time user. getting hundreds of emails from obvious spammers, phishers EVERY day in my junk box (where I also get legitimate emails. absolutely fed up with this. have tried blocking, but these A-holes keep changing their email addresses.
there has to be a solution!
Better SPAM options, not to lose legitimate emails
Ian Chhoa commented
Can you please improve the phising/spam/junk detection for Hotmail?
I have been receiving an increased volume of phising/spam mail that's made it to my inbox, and not caught by the filter, with ridiculous sender addresses, poor spelling, suspicious links... only for it to arrive, 3-8 a day, in my inbox.
bob shui commented
I receive over 100 spam emails per day. I don't want to exaggerate, but maybe closer to 200. Each is from a different email address and there are very few repeats of domains in the actual address.
I have noticed that the links in each of the emails point to the same 3 or 4 domains
are the main culprits
I can block each and every email address which is pointless as each has a unique address
I can laboriously type each domain name into the filter (there appears to be no easy way of doing this) in the hope that I stop some of the spam coming through
but there is no way of blocking emails with links to the same domain?
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My inbox went from getting a spam email here and there to getting 20-50 (if not more) OBVIOUSLY spam emails a day! All these emails are clearly junk/spam and phishing attempts, but it does no good to block them as their email/domain changes a little with every email - but the emails/domains are obviously junk/spam/phishing - they don't even look close to legit!. I am frustrated because every time I received an email in my focused inbox my phone goes off - I keep checking my phone only to see obviously fake and ridiculous spam/phishing emails every five seconds it feels like. And some of these spam emails are wildly inappropriate and not something I want popping up on my phone at work or other places! Not only am I getting all this junk in my inbox, important valuable emails are getting sent to my "other" or junk email. Whats up with that? This has never been a huge issue, but now its so bad I'm considering switching to gmail or another email provided - and I HATE gmail. But at this point anything would be better than getting constant **** in my inbox and spending 10-15 minutes or more everyday trying to report, delete, and block these emails that microsoft/outlook should be taking care of for me.
this is becoming ridiculous. im getting bombarded with 20 or so spams every day! i have set up my blocked email lists which is ridiculously long and there is no way for me to keep up to do this every day. is there no way to stop these spams and junk mails permanently once and for all?! please do something to address this issue
Gerry W commented
I get 3500 or more Junk Spam emails from Outlook, and 0 or 2 a day from Yahoo? Why is this?
Joe Buchanan commented
If you go into Outlook.com and look at the blocked emails list it actually says that those emails on that list will be rerouted to your junk email folder. That's all it is promising. It's not actually blocking them at all as far as actually getting through to your email box! I would reckon I get a few hundred junk emails every single day that I have to delete from the junk email folder. As others have stated, there should be a true 'block' feature so that these emails cannot get through at all. In a day and age when you can block a phone number, you should be able to block an email.
It's very annoying. And I know there has to be a better way. No wonder the younger set can't be bothered with email.
I concur. My junk inbox contains 40+ emails a day. Some of them I need so I continue to look but it's really become a problem lately. What changed to suddenly allow so much trash to get through?
I agree... junk mail/spam overload began about two months ago... Microsoft you should really overcome this problem.. it is not that difficult.. I have even managed to know the usual "from" names and subjects.
MIKE KLOBNAK commented
TOO MUCH JUNK/SPAM. 30 or more every day since the supposed "upgrade" When I complained, someone with a funky name referred me to this forum, like this will help, after 1st insulting my intelligence by telling me how to block spam and how to set up rules.
Outlook encourages spammers to make millions by selling our email addresses. I get hundreds every day and Outlook does not care.
The daily spam is very irritating, I also get around 20-30 spam emails daily into my Junk email box. However, I must go through all of them, since some of my normal and wanted email end up in the junk mail.
I have already started to move to gmail, but this is creating a lot of work, since I have many important emails in different folders in Outlook, work and health related...
It is very hard to understand why nothing can be done with this????
Goodbye Outlook and welcome Gmail (where I get no spam)!
Too many phishing mails