Rules for junk
PLEASE add rules for junk mail. I often get mail in my junk mail that is actually useful, so I look in there often. Lately, I've been getting SO MANY phishing emails from Save Yourself trying to "blackmail" me into sending them bitcoin, and it automatically goes to my junk folder, but I want anything with the words "Save Yourself" to be deleted so I don't have to look at it. Their emails contain an old password of mine, and their emails are all different, so even if I block one, I'll get another email from a different address in about an hour. I'm so sick of it. It is ridiculous that rules cannot be applied to your junk folder.
J M commented
Yes DO SOMETHING .. every freaking day I get a fake apple account / paypal scam warnings and doesn't matter how many filters I throw at it the address and text are always different and they use invisible/weird ascii characters to replace letters and spaces so it slips though the filter.
But lol something like Wish.com I signed up for and the mail went straight to my junk box!
Even mail sent from my wifes account who is on my contacts list gets thrown in the junk automatically, fix this broken ****.
wynn quon commented
The amount of phishing emails is getting so that I am thinking of switching to gmail.
I'm getting half a dozen a day now. It adds up, more distraction and irritation :( In a week i'll get 50.
Please take this problem seriously.
Really get sick of daily phishing emails, I'm not a mechanical turk for your spam machine learning algorithm!
Richard Keyworth commented
I tried to set up "rules" in all Outlook settings (against vertical-aff and others) and found the rules just did not work; had no apparent effect. Microsoft's "Rules not working?" report just gives me text attachments with hundreds of lines of incomprehensible text. I had entered "vertical-aff" in "Senders address includes" in Step 2. Then I noticed that right at the bottom of the Step 2 conditions drop-down lurks "Apply to all messages", which I've now made my first condition. "vertical-aff" in sender's address is now "Add another condition", with "Delete" in Step 3.
NO MORE MESSAGES FROM vertical-aff !!!
Another example of Microsoft's "You're in a helicopter" thinking being different from that of ordinary mortals?
Toto Castellana commented
it is unacceptable that mails from the same sender are always put automatically in the junk box even though every time I say this is not junk!! In this way I have to check day by day the junk box to get the interesting mail in the inbox. It's so difficult to give a rule that once a sender is trusty, it is for ever??? I hope this issue will be solved as soon as possible. we are in 2020 not prehistoric era!!!
Just today, my credit card bill had gone to spam folder even though it usually arrives normally. Spam filter is terrible. Spam folder has become a location I have to check like any normal mail.
Outlook is capable of blocking these trash, isn't it
William Ayling commented
MY JUNK MAIL IS DEFINITELY RUN BY DEMOCRATS ,ANYTHING RELATED TO TRUMP OR REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO MY JUNK MAIL ,I HAVE COMPLAINED SEVERAL TIMES BUT NOTHING IS EVER BEING DONE ,WHY CAN'T I TURN MY JUNK MAIL OFF ?????
Claudius Ellsel commented
Your key word eliminator doesn't work- if you enter "Bitcoin" as an example. I still get Bitcoin junk mail. That needs to get fixed.
I'm tired of having to check my junk folder for important emails. It does no good to add a sender to the "safe" list. Emails from the exact same email address can be routed to my inbox one day, but sent to my junk box another day. Makes no sense and is seriously frustrating. Please fix this!
WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DELETE THE JUNK FOLDER ALTOGETHER IF WE DONT WANT TO USE IT! it's made me miss important emails!
Diana Pederson commented
98% of the emails that get moved to Junk are emails that I NEED. I use Outlook Client to read my email so I don't see the email you put in Spam, which you automatically delete after 10 days. This is DATA LOSS BY DESIGN which is HORRIBLE. PLease, let me controrl what goes in Junk. Do not autodelete!!!! Your Outlook Client should work with your Outlook Online!!! Please.
Tony Henrich commented
The junk folder is like a second inbox folder that we have to check regularly to ensure important emails don't get acclimated there. The spam rules need to apply to that folder as well. 1556 votes. Are yoo listening Microsoft? This feature is important and saves us a lot of time.
Allan Brunner commented
Enabling Rules to cover Junk Mail folder entries would be a significant improvement. It would save users from having to repeatedly delete useless spam and phishing emails but keep emails that might be of interest.
Blocking and rules don't work, what the **** do even have them for?
Rules should allow me to block anything from a domain instead of current way where you can only specify exact domain. Example: I get lots of spam and phishing from "<something>@x.y". I want to block EVERYTHING from "@x.y", but I can't do that. I tried using wildcard in blocked sender (*@x.y), but it still didn't work.
Why is it that if I delete something it goes to "trash" and hangs there for 30 days, but if Outlook declares something "junk" it only stays there for 10 days. I get a lot of items moved to "junk" that are legitimate, and I think I deserve at least 30 days time to notice them!
I do not want ANYTHING filtered into my junk/spam folder !!!
I will do ALL my filtering on the remote client side.
Either come up with a Boolean string that passes EVERYTHING,
or add a toggle to the filter menu to DISABLE ALL FILTERING !
I think Outlook needs to reassess their drop down box as it does no good. It just does one junk email and the same email comes back again and again under a different domain or the same domain. My opinion is: allowing their junk email servers to dump every ten days does not solve the problem. That is because the dumping of blocked domains i.e. junk emails only allows the unwanted emails to come back over and over again. Outlook needs to put our safety and privacy as a priority and not as a way to make money. Otherwise why is their not a tool that does something in a permanent way? I too look through my junk email folder for emails I want and are marked as junk. Imagine if one were gone on a personal or business trip looking through hundreds of junk emails on the chance Outlook has marked junk a important email. Time consuming and unnecessary. When a tool I.E. button or box can be checked or clicked to target the domain. Permanently blocked and not for ten days and not after a survey to find enough people that wants it done too. Every email user has different preferences and priorities. Mine is to get rid of all the unwanted emails whether in the inbox or junk email folder.