Phishing should be banned not ignored
Phishing through Outlook e-mail is this person; Can you block their e-mail at Outlook?
On a regular basis I get emails in my main inbox that try to impersonate amazon, apple etc. by showing a legitimate email address in the email subject/title field. Whist this is an obvious phishing attempt, its not just annoying, but plenty of non-tech-savvy people fall for this.
I propose that such emails, where sender address doesn't match title email address are flagged as suspicious and automatically moved to junk.
Thus, outlook is being more than an email provider but becoming a trusted partner putting in a deliberate effort to protect its users.
Just received this Email
Thu 10/10/2019 12:58
We are closing all old version of our Mailbox as from October 10th.
Please follow the link below to update your account :
UPGRADE NOW TO THE NEW VERSION
Is this from Microsoft or does the Email address give it away?
If the latter then why was this not DETECTED by Microsoft?
Katrina Watts commented
I just recently got a email saying this:
Due to recent online security concerns and increased traffic on our database, we are deleting all Unused Accounts to free up space. If you still want to maintain your account, we require you to verify that your Account is still active within 72 Hours.
Failure to do so will result to the permanent Termination of your E-mail Account and you will not be able to recover any of your mails (Inbox / Sent / Draft / All Folders) stored on our Servers.
CLICK HERE TO VALIDATE YOUR ACCOUNT
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I use both of my accounts everyday. I am thinking that this is a hoax.
In the last few weeks, I've been inundated with junk/phishing emails in my inbox. How does Outlook not recognize these obvious spam emails in the first instance and why does Outlook not resolve after reporting these emails as PHISHING?
I'm not referring to deep fakes, but rather obvious PHISHING emails. For example, in the last week the following have been routed to my inbox, despite reporting PHISHING and allowing only approved emails to be routed to my inbox:
Vivint USA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vivint Home Security <email@example.com>
Vivint Home Security <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vivint.SmartHome Auth DLR <Newsletter.TeamDhzsxmIkLIY3@borovia.co.uk
Outlook cannot seriously claim that there is no way to filter these PHISHING attempts since every other email service is able to do so.
I'be been on Outlook/Hotmail for 20+ years and hate gmail's format, but I may switch to an exclusive gmail account so that my messages are filtered. I can figure out how to folder on the receiving end to circumvent gmail's anti-foldering scheme...
Outlook should not allow ****** phishing emails into my junk or inbox, it's offensive
Donna Davenport commented
It doesn't matter how many times I report an email as "phishing", it get several MORE the next day! Each time I send a phishing report, I get increased number of scam emails! Microsoft is doing NOTHING with this!! Why report a scam if it only means I'm going to get more and more each time?
filters and rules are not working, and why doesn't Hotmail deal globally with the emails that say they know your password and demand bitcoin from you, isn't that a simple rule to apply to all emails of this type of scam?
Spam is not stopping some emails coming through, Phishing option not good either.
Wanted to indicate that there is a Phisher acting as Microsoft trying to get email addresses and passwords.