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?
Kannan Sri commented
This topic is under review for 1 year, seriously! I feel like y'all are using some users as your Spam and Phishing filter, cause all I'm doing with my inbox is reporting phishing on an increasing basis, "daily"! Get your act together MS.
any way to have email addresses such as "firstname.lastname@example.org" AUTOMATICALLY BLOCKED- they are obviously spam addresses- so why would they even be allowed to get to my inbox/spam folder
Can't remember the last time I saw a PayPal scam in my Gmail inbox. Though, on average, I seem to have 2 every day in my Outlook account. Is this failing deliberate or due to incompetence? After seeing Windows 8 and the forced upgrades to Windows 10, I'd say it's the latter.
Phishing emails seem to have been on the rise. Often times they have garbage/random domains example:
They are being delivered to my inbox and not junk. I keep reporting them, just thought I'd give feedback back your phishing/junk detection could be improved.
I keep getting spam from an obvious spammer. The email is not even coherent and some how makes it to inbox. I keep reporting the emails as phishing or junk but jack **** is done.
I get new "paypal scam" emails everyday. Unbelievable.
Marek Omasta commented
Some email clients (maybe even Outlook for Android, not sure) shows nothing but sender name in the header until you click it.
I've seen many emails with legit-looking addresses in sender name that were vastly different from sender's actual name.
How's an average user supposed to know the difference between these two?
And you'd like us to pay you for such a service? (Talking about Outlook.com Premium)
Marek Omasta commented
The filter is not getting the absolute basics:
Legit-looking address contained in sender name is entirely different from actual sender's address - different domain, 3 times the length.
The email is addressed to 30 bloody people!
Subject contains 'Netf।ix'.
It contains links to a completely random domain.
A bit suspicious, innit? So many red flags. Yet, it landed happily in my inbox.
I keep reporting such emails as phishing (as your customer support agent recommended to me a year ago)... No effect. See the number of upvotes here?
If the sender marks the email as Urgent then the spam filter trusts this and ignores it. This has been happening for about a year at least. Not only is this obviously a bad idea, but it would be incredibly easy to fix. I'm honestly bewildered that MS has allowed this to continue. Are we all barking up an empty tree?
Gemma Brown commented
My Junk folder stopped working a couple of days ago. Now all spam is going into my inbox. I haven’t changed any settings. What is going on? Please fix ASAP.
Additionally - how does adding a ''y'' to the front of my email address get email through the spam folder? 99% of the email that gets through the spam filter uses this technique?
I'm receiving dozens (approaching triple digits) of spam every day. 50% of them get through the spam filter and I have it set at the highest level. At the same time, people in my contact lists are ending up in my spam email, at best, and having their emails kicked back at worst. I can't continue to do business this way. I'm in my spam folder more now than ever, looking for the emails I need. My inbox has become the repository for spam. I think someone has this backwards. It's time to fix it.
Obvious spam going to focused inbox. Update the junk filters. It's out of control!
Yes, your spam is useless and stupid
email from "Netflix" adress service <email@example.com> is considered as OK -
"Great job" from you guys, really
Even lamest of spam filter should be able to filter this one out
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If I mark a sender/email as safe then you should SAVE that and not send the same sender to SPAM again. THAT IS NOT A DIFFICULT CONCEPT! Just do it and stop introducing "clever" capabilities....get the basics right!!
There seems to be something wrong with Junk/Spam filtering since 2 weeks. I have received almost 3000+ spam emails to my Inbox and still receiving them every min. Spams are flooding like anything. Please fix this ASAP. I'm an long time user with outlook.com for about 12+ years and never seen these many junk emails flowing to inbox.
FIX FIX FIX FIX FIX !!!!
Juan G commented
Lots of spam coming into my inbox instead of gettinf filtered into junk mail. Please fix, thanks.
Bonita Minor commented
I have the same issue and have a case number: Case number 1006509418
hoping to get somw spam email on firstname.lastname@example.org