Fix the subscription feature or delete it.
Fix the subscription feature or delete it.
Hey, we’ve made some improvements to this feature and more are coming!
Please get rid of subscriptions because it has no discernible purpose, and no one can offer any idea what it is for or how it works. Just get rid of subscriptions, PLEASE!
Paul Skram commented
I see no purpose for the subscription list whatsoever. Also what is the purpose of the unsubscribed list? You need to get rid of subscriptions altogether, it is useless.
Nancy Tyler commented
What's the purpose of the list of mostly bogus 'subscriptions'? I see absolutely no use for this list. What is it for?
Kevin Racicot commented
How do I PERMANENTLY get rid of subscriptions? EVERY SINGLE DAY I have 'unwanted' subscriptions added to my account through junk mail. I 'unsubscribe' from them, which you then move to my 'Lists you've unsubscribed from'. I BLOCK those senders and the subscription is removed from my list. However, a couple of times a day, ALL those subscriptions reappear on my account. You should NOT allow subscriptions to be added to my account through junk mail and you should allow an option to NOT have ANY subscriptions added to your account at all. i don't see the value in the subscription. I get way too much junk mail as it is and you all can't seem to fix that problem.
[Deleted User] commented
PLEASE STOP INSTALLING SUBSCRIPTIONS...THEY CONTAIN VIRUSES
I have seen on other forums here that the unneeded and unwanted subscription feature has been "fixed". Don't believe it! I submitted a comment on this before, but it seems not to have been published???
First - your comment above from "Colin" implies that WE gave our email to these scammers. That is insulting!! I have NEVER, EVER visited these disgusting sites, nor applied or searched for sketchy loans, etc., etc...
Next - your advice above not only does not work, but is dangerous! When I tried your suggested unsubscribe feature, here are some of the things that happened...
- Many emails come back as "undeliverable" or "not found", as they are FAKE!
If you do actually unsubscribe - say from - Russian Women - you will get one or more subscriptions right back from them with different addresses.
- If you may get a message to almost unsubscribe, most computer security systems will warn you not to go there, as the site is RISKY! So, you are saying we should go ahead and have to visit some sleazy site to try to unsubscribe to something I NEVER signed up for???
I have now HUNDREDS of these bogus, scam subscriptions, which I am sure provide a great portal to fill up my account with literally 100-200 of these crummy junks/spams per day!
Why is there even a subscription folder? Get rid of this dangerous and annoying feature, please!!!!
Please provide subscriptions feature to block SPAM emails and domains by pressing a single button.
I review my subscriptions regularly and delete SPAM subscriptions. They get added again in few hours with slightly changed sender name or domain name.
Please stop automatic SPAM generators to target my Outlook account. Otherwise, I have to move GMAIL as they have full-proof SPAM control.
Guy Rogers commented
Settings/Subscriptions - These seem to be added via Spam or other, need to have 'enmass' delete/block in addition to validation of Subscription sign up. Very poor handling on Microsoft side.
Mary L Proctor commented
I HAVEN'T SUBSCRIBED TO THE SUBSCRIPTIONS THAT ARE LISTED IN MY SETTINGS. most of them are junk. There should be a way to l delete multiple subscriptions at one time.
Larry Ludwicki commented
Access to the subscriptions must be broken; I seem to have hundreds of subscriptions which are garbage and really can not effectively unsubscribe. Good example Zippy Loans. Real problem is: the never should have been subscriptions to this; I did not do it !
Adrian Jones commented
I found out that these punks have figured out that if they put something in the header, they will automatically get put in your "subscription" options list that's not useful to anybody but spammers. It doesn't matter if its a spammer or somebody you legitimately do business with. I noticed this yesterday when Home Depot sent me an email yesterday from one of their many addresses that has to do with feedback from a recent purchase I made from them even though that email ended up in the junk mail folder. I noticed it again when under armour sent me an email from one of their many, different legitimate email addresses today as well. I've mentioned this to the Outlook.com feedback team and they ignore it or they add that stupid, useless option to the subscriptions option to block the sender that automatically added them themselves to your subscription list. That new option to the subscription option is useless, because one, blocked addresses/domains has a limit on how many addresses/domains you can block, and two, they will not let us block domains which most of these multi-spam, multiple sub-address domain emails, are from the same freaking parent domain address.
Looks they are addiment about not doing their job of actually fixing this or actually care to fix it. Make an option to get rid off that stupid subscription option that is proliferating this issue, and let us block domains.
That is not true. Most of my "subscriptions" are spam emails that I NEVER signed up for. Spent an hour last night unsubsribing and they reappeared this morning I feel after "blocking them".... What is going on over there????
Do not need to be taken to spammers website to remove oneself from false mailing lists only to verify and validate one's email address.
subscription listing keeps all the junk email addresses. Spammers are using the subscription feature. MS may not sign one up too newsletters but certainly keeps all the spammers listed as subscription.
Spam email SHOULD NEVER be kept as subscription, this needs to be removed.
Hello Gmail commented
Colin the Admin, you had stated this would be fixed in September in another thread, but now you want users to "Unsubscribe"; so they end up with more junk mail? Some of which are phishing scams. How much revenue is being made off of this bad scheme? ...or does Microsoft know you're you're generating additional income off their platform?
Blocked sender in subscriptions does NOTHING, removal in safe senders (never have them there) resurect themselves, junk mail processing still leaves junk in inbox, can no longer block any spam in inbox. WTF are you doing Microsoft?
How in the world did anyone think this was a good idea? Every spam emailer out there seems to think I want a subscription to their junk. You should have to opt in to this, not block all of these scammy sites.
I agree, what a mess
i received a email from outlook saying the subscription issues are in work and stay tuned for September.
One note of input: don't fix it, REMOVE IT. the mess you've made with this feature is unbelievable, and it adds no value for the user.
Amen. Get rid of this feature. It's a mess and does not function properly.