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.
Kevin Racicot commented
Do you all even try to stop anything from coming into our junk mail folders? Seems like you just allow anyone to send messages and you can't seem to block the obviously misconstructed e-mail addresses. If you don't want to do your job, then allow us - THE USERS - to set up our own SPAM filters on the JUNK MAIL FOLDER (and allow us to BLOCK ENTIRE DOMAINS). I am getting a sh*tload of e-mails from Supprt@*.de where they change the value of the * so blocking one address still allows every other combination in. If we could block *.*.de that would solve that problem. DO BETTER OR HIRE PEOPLE THAT WILL
Totally agree - I'm getting about 200 emails a day, ok they go into Junk but I have to look through the headings just in case something that isn't junk has gone in there. It's getting beyond a joke. I think I will have to close down my email account and open a different one.
Is there a way to actually stop getting unwanted emails? My junk folder has up to 70 emails a day and none of them did I sign up to receive. Many are of a ****** nature and I'm absolutely not interested nor did I request inclusion in their mailings. I've tried unsubscribing, marking them as phishing, or blocking them but they continue to come.
Still receiving so much JUNK. PLEASE UNDO WHATEVER SETTING YOU GUYS DID. RETURN TO "OLD" AND FUNCTIONAL HOTMAIL. WE, "SENIOR" USERS DO NOT WANT THIS TROUBLESOME "THE NEW OUTLOOK", WE DO NOT NEED INTEGRATE WITH MICROSOFT ACCOUNT. WE ONLY WANT OUR EMAIL SERVICE AS IT WAS! IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
p.s.: I ASK HERE: SHOW THIS TO YOUR DIRECTOR AND SEE THAT IS OUR ONLY NEED. NO INNOVATIONS, NO REVOLUTIONS. ONLY THE HOTMAIL. PLEASE.
I am receiving way too much junk mail; this is interfering with important emails I may receive in the junk mailbox. If a solution cannot be provided I will be closing my hotmail/ outlook account.
As of the past two weeks I went from having 16 spam e-mails in junk to having around 100+ a day in Inbox (Focused) tab.
The spammers seem to be adding emoji to their addresses, which no email allows to register. Examples:
- CBD Today <5QkwFwT❄️@freeyampa.org>
- Clear Nail Fungus <9s9YIN8❄️@freeyampa.org>
- Heɑrt Heɑlth Trick <97ps1c0❄️@freeyampa.org>
- Turmeric+C.B.D. <80S5M0Q❄️@freeyampa.org>
- Annuities.com <28A1FBH❄️@seal.processorsspeed.com>
Then also having emails like:
assistance <LWH4AWVB04IP@lafuipinos.online> in behalf of DNA Cancer Test <????????????????@eekn.holankobesto.fun>
which if you notice "AwarenessProject" is using Cambria Math font to spell out the words, i copied and pasted this into word and it won't let me even change the font into something else.
All these strange tricks seem to be bypassing spam filters and controls.
Another example of the same technique being used but on the subject line was:
Subject: ??????????????? ?????? ???????? where the font is also Cambria Math, and it somehow makes it into INBOX Priority Email.
This is really frustrating since e-mail is becoming really challenging to go through in a mobile device and requires me to actually use Outlook WEB.
Additionally, it would be great if "SWEEP" allowed to sweep emails with @**.domain.com -- since a lot of spammers are starting to also use techniques like: email@example.com and they keep changing the subdomain by one character, making it impossible to block with rules. or using BLOCK DOMAIN feature.
So this has been under review since August 26, 2019? Seriously, you don't know how to block spam now? It used to be fine. We are telling you the repeat offenders (for me it's newsletter@ (fill in a domain).us plus others) and still nothing is done. C'mon, it can't be that hard. Google does it.
Brian Chapman commented
HOT MAIL HAS GOT WORSE MORE JUNK ,SPAM.PHILSHING BLOCKING DOSE NO LONGER WORK I ALSO USE G MAIL LUCKY IF I HAVE HALF A DOZON SPAM JUNK ETC A MONTH
Too much junk mail all of a sudden and now things that aren't junk are being marked junk
Warum landet eine regelmäßig an mich geschickte Seite, die zunächst über 1 Jahr lang im normalen Posteingang landete, plötzlich im Spam, und vor allem weiterhin im Spam, obwohl ich das in den Einstellungen anders festgelegt habe?
Al Clarke commented
same people sending the same emails twice a day
I am a long time user also. Last couple months I have also been flooded with junk, spam, phising, and garbage emails. WHY?? i block and block and block, block domains, it makes no difference whatsoever, they still appear day after day. Microsoft is dropping the ball for its users, dont you have teams for this garbage?? I get a notification that email address showed up on the dark web. Why are you protecting my email address from that??? Really gone down hill in the last couple years. Might be time to move.
Tons of spam coming from:
support@(eight random chars).de
support@(five random chars).de
info.(six random chars).(three random chars)@(eight random chars).de
DO YOU MAYBE SEE A PATTERN HERE? Block these!
Or, here's an even better idea: block any email that comes from a domain THAT DOES NOT EXIST. How hard is that?
Jack Larson commented
Junk email is not being culled as effectively anymore. In the past ~2 months, my junk email has spiked, even with domains blocked and rules configured for obvious spam words. Please build in more aggressive blocking or allow us to aggressively block all but the most innocuous of junk email.
Jennifer Siebert commented
I am getting slammed by junk emails latley, and the more I block senders, The more junk I get. How do I stop this?
Too many junk mail coming into my folder. I tried blocking...but they tend to multiply..over a 4 days..over 1000 in my folder.
Blocking does not help..and Microsoft allows this to keep happening to users.
Allow unlimited junk email filter to rid junk email.
Have a filter which automatically identified junk/spam so deletes it automatically upon arrival to email address.
OK, Pro: Microsoft FINALLY fixed the block function in the junk mail folder so that when you click on "Not Junk," then click on "Block," it goes back to automatically removing the unwanted emails and throws them into cyber space.
Con: I am STILL being inundated with unwanted scam/junk/phishing emails. The subject lines are often duplicated, while the actual email addresses are randomly generated. This is extremely frustrating and Microsoft, you STILL need to do filtering at your end to stop this! OR, allow us to block domains with the "*" like we can prior to the "@" symbol. PLEASE!
Are you ever going to be able to prevent unwanted junk/spam messages coming to me at all ? I know you want to make money by selling my email address to spammers but I am tired of deleting hundreds of unwanted messages every day. Since Gmail and Yahoo have been to improve, why can't you ? Years ago, in Hotmail, I was able to block messages containing certain words, phrases in sender's name or subject.(Edited by admin)
Welcome Writer commented
I Can't stop the influx of spam emails. My actual emails are being buried. Going through and deleting the SPAM doesn't help because more just come back. Has anyone found a fix?