outlook.live has become worse and worse at filtering out phishing attempts.
I am also getting daily, obvious phishing attempts into the Focus Inbox, from obviously fake email addresses but tagged Netflix, Paypal, various banks, etc.
I mark each as "phishing" each time in the vain hope it will help train the Microsoft algorithms. Obviously not helping after months now and I feel like I'm wasting my time :(
If this continues much longer I will have to ditch Microsoft for an alternative email service!
Elizabeth M. Phillips commented
I have to delete up to 90, or even more at times, emails EVERY today that are phishing. I've never had the problem THIS BADLY before with other email services. I've tried to use some of your methods, but they change it just enought that they are not caught.
Yes. daily multiple blindingly obvious phishing emails sail right on through the Outlook filters. It's also weird is that the phishing emails never target a Microsoft product/account, only PayPal, Netflix, etc., so it seems certain classes of phishing they can handle just fine...
John K commented
I get ridiculous phishing attempts that purport to be from Netflix. The emails are from domains not even REMOTELY like netflix.
Indeed, I get DAILY phishing and scam emails. It's really annoyinng! :(
Agreed. We keep getting very obvious phishing attempts in our inbox.
Come on you guys - you are smarter than them, you can recognise these easily and just outright block / ignore. Dont' even tell us about the obvious one, or create a 'phishing' folder.
Header from recent 'obvious' fraudulent Email -
"From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:11 PM
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [RE] : Status added update account from PayPal at [April/15/2020] - [CX-SV-12] [CLOSED] (FWD) 10679102 / RE: [Verl ngerungserkl rung] Ihre Bestellung wurde von PayPal am Mittwoch, den 4. 14 2020 best tigt. [FWD]"
Show us you are better than this!
You should make phishing warnings more noticeable, for example you can use red color for background. At the moment you can easily overlook it.