Obvious spam being sent to Inbox
Why is obvious spam not going to Junk or being blocked. 42 emails with the same "From" and "Subject" that arrived within 120 secs to my Inbox. These should have been filtered out and deleted or at the very least sent to Junk. Why weren't they?
Same here. I was stunned to open my email and see all the items that had flooded into my Inbox that were clearly SPAM....what's going on?
James Moriarty commented
Microsoft - your BLOCKING email feature, doesn't work. Why? When I block emails I get MORE spam not less! Why is that? The blocking feature needs to be fixed. Its so frustrating. I don't even use it anymore as it causes so much more span in my junk mail folder that I have to sift through. ! PLEASE FIX THIS.
I’m also having this problem! Haven’t seen anything like this before.
Mike W commented
Ditto. Over 20 year Hotmail account user here. The recent surge in spam mail makes ruins the e-mail experience!
In addition, there is no Outlook.com feature available to migrate all mail as setting a forward rule for future mail would mean forwarding spam too. Pointless.
Does it sound reasonable to have to select and forward individually 20 years of e-mails?
We really need to solve this one Microsoft Outlook.com Team!
Since blocking appspot.com, mail now arrives from
Russian Woman <Russian Woman>
Bye bye fat <hallowenncanals�email@example.com>
Healthy Blood Pressure <hallowenncanals�firstname.lastname@example.org>
ED Solution <hallowenncanals�email@example.com>
Same here and I am glad to find out its not just mine. Must be an Outlook problem which means its not something that can't be fix by THEM and not US. lol.
James Moriarty commented
My inbox is getting flooded with Junk mail - I don't block them as when I block my junk mail I seem to get flooded with an enormous amount after that... so what is MS doing about it? Has anyone gotten any feedback yet? I've had this account since the 90's.
My partner and I have been Hotmail users for ever. We have been ever increasingly been getting swamped with junk in our junk folders from obvious junk platforms. why are they not filtered out?
Also Recently the both of us have started getting this inappropriate junk emails delivered to our inbox!!! How is that happening! Please review and increase our security and your filtering.
I am at my wits end with this...these obvious junk mails arrive at a rate of about one every five minutes. Since the last few days (it's Jan 19th here in WA state.)
I am having this issue the last few days despite allowing only contacts into my Inbox.
All these messages say they come from firstname.lastname@example.org, but even after blocking this sender they keep on coming.
Dawn Cuddy commented
All of the emails that used to go into my junk are now going straight to my inbox. I'm going to close this account if nothing can be done.
I'm also suddenly having this issue and blocking does not stop the emails
SPAM FLOODING MY INBOX. WHY HAVEN'T YOU FIXED THIS THE LAST 72 HOURS! I am going to scream! This is ridiculous -100+ spam emails a day going into my inbox. I opened this account in the 90s and about to just completely leave the platform and go 100% with google at this point - they would have fixed this within hours - you're going on 3+ days
Tim Parker commented
I've had this address for over 20 years and I didn't change any settings. Now my inbox is flooded with junk mail. Why is Microsoft not addressing this issue?
Getting killed today with spam, seems like everything is going to inbox. Did someone inadvertently turn off junk/spam filtering at the outlook.com level? I'm paying for this service!
Luis Berrios commented
Focused inbox is suddenly receiving obvious spam. Seems like Junk Mail function is not working properly. Please fix as my inbox is getting flooded.
George Lang commented
because some pinhead in india made a coding change my email account is flooded with spam and unusable!!!!????
Still getting lots on junk mail in my inbox since January 18, 2020. Mail not from selected senders from my filter list. Still getting junk mail in my inbox that I have blocked multiple times in the last few days.Has hotmail system been hacked? What is the problem with your mail service? Hope you can fix the problem soon.
CAROL A HETTENBACH commented
ee-business.com sending LOTS of emails into my box... keep blocking.. they keep showing up. tried to opt out.. site goes no where.. Will have to quit and use someone else for email.. THIS STINKS.. JUST STARTED. Stuff not going into Spam/Junk folder.. into main folder.. hope you fix this. Especially tired of emails that are NOT FOR A 76 YEAR OLD WIDOW.. I DON'T NEED MY PARTS FIXED FOR *******... OR MY TIMESHARE FIXED OR NEED TO SEE PRETTY RUSSIAN GIRLS OR ANY OF THE OTHER OBSCENE THINGS I KEEP GETTING
I've heard from Outlook.com via email. They have assured me they are aware of the issue and are working to rectify the situation - so they say anyways. The advised me to be patient, but it seems the influx of spam hitting my inbox is getting worse by the minute. I've moved all legitimate emails I had save in my inbox into a folder so I can just "select all" and delete the violators. Like others, many of the ones getting through have a balloon emoji in the email address. Vertical-aff.com seems to be a major violator, among others. I've been blocking constantly as Outlook suggested, but that has proven to be a waste of time. I've gotten to the point of just deleting them all at once, hoping the issue will be resolved soon. Should the issue persist, longer than a week or so, I'll probably bow out and get a new account elsewhere with better spam blocking. Don't waste your time blocking. It's a glitch in the matrix that they are working with their developers to fix - fingers crossed!
Laura Stricker commented
inbox is suddenly flooded with obvious spam. Please fix ASAP