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  1. Too much junk / spam: Junk folder becoming to inundated

    20 year user moving to new platform. Flooded my junk box with advertisements now I have to search for any emails that may be of value to me that don't automatically filter to my inbox. It's a shame.

    1,555 votes
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    Under review  ·  684 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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?

    420 votes
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    Under review  ·  50 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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…

    201 votes
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    Under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. QUIT MARKING EMAIL SPAM AFTER I HAVE SAID THEY ARE NOT SPAM

    QUIT PUTTING EMAILS IN SPAM FOLDER AFTER I HAVE SAID THEY ARE NOT SPAM!!!!!

    293 votes
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  5. Problems with Blocked Senders list and junk mail Filter Options.

    1. The Blocked Senders list puts email from Blocked Senders into my Junk Mail folder, rather than into my Deleted Files folder, due to the differing and changing subdomains that the spammers use.

    2. Outlook does not allow wildcard (*) to block all subdomains from each email domain.

    3. The filter options to block all subdomains from each domain don't work.

    4. How do I block all email with address in the PATTERN of a@a.b.c? Notice that a@a.b.c is a PATTERN, not an email address. An example of a particular spammer's address is holdon@holdon.luxuryzero.com which is in the PATTERN…

    184 votes
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  6. Junk e-mail: block e-mail addresses using wildcards (eg *@*.can

    Junk e-mail: why can't you allow the user to block e-mails using a wildcard and only part of the e-mail address? I receive, EVERY DAY, emails from pharmacy<something>.can and I want to block *@*.can instead of wasting my time to block every single instance, every single day

    460 votes
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  7. Need a "block domain" option from Inbox.

    Please give us the option of one click to select the "block domain" option from our Inbox. Thanks!

    300 votes
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  8. my junk folder is gone, so is my Focused and Others? Help!!!

    Where are these folders? Did Microsoft change something the week of April 9th 2018??

    792 votes
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    141 comments  ·  Spam  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re sorry people are experiencing issues here. We have gone back to the old behavior for the left-hand folder tree to always show since last year and we hope this has addressed most issues.

    There are some reports in the comments about individual folders not showing up. In order for us to get to the bottom of the issue, please post as much detail as possible in your comments. What steps are you taking? Which browser/computer/operating system are you using?

    Thank you for your help.

  9. Outlook not blocking spam. Just sends it to my junk file for me to deal with.

    Outlook has no valid answer on how to stop all the spam emails.

    20 votes
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  10. Deliver messages from blocked senders in the Junk Email folder as well as redeem the Quarantine message action configured list via spam filt

    I would like messages from blocked senders to be delivered in the Junk Email folder with the Quarantine message action redeemed at the same time.

    6 votes
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  11. Block option

    Could you please add the option "Block" by default for every email received?
    That's a very efficient way to fight spam

    69 votes
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  12. Spammer using my e mail address AND Blocks not working and

    Scammer.

    1. Specific Issue

    I keep getting a scammer using my e mail address to send bogus FEDEX e mails to me asking for my postal address details. How do i stop them?

    2. VERY IMPORTANT

    Why do you only block specific e mail addresses and not the @***.co section as i am repeatedly getting the same spam e mails but with the sender just chaning part of the leading part of the e mail address e.g. 1 digit or character, as a result the blocks do not work

    22 votes
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  13. Cannot block multiple spam emails at once

    This seems like it should be a simple fix. There is clearly a massive issue with the amount of spam that is sent and the amount of spam that gets to recipients. While it is probably useless to try to block sender accounts because they will simply change a few characters and keep sending away, for hotmail to not bother having the option to block multiple spam emails at once seems to be willful ignorance to the problem, or laziness as to not implement a solution. If there are legitimate reasons to as to why the issues is still not…

    11 votes
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  14. Emails Disappeared (when moving from Junk Email to Focused Inbox)

    The mails disappear when moving from Junk Email to Focused Inbox. Those mails are important and not Junk! Please recover them!

    7 votes
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  15. [Urgent] Add the ability to 'Mark as phishing' without opening emails

    Add the ability to 'Mark as phishing' without having to view the email, also add the option to 'Mark as phishing' on the windows 10 mail client which doesn't appear to have the option at all (as it is meant to be for the common good).

    It is really annoying that you have to open an email you already know is fake just to report it and potentially runs the risks of some technologies like web beacons harvesting information.

    23 votes
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  16. Emails in RULES sent to JUNK folder, repeatedly.

    If an email has a rule, "move the email to a folder" why does the JUNK filter continuously dump them into the junk folder? How much code does it take to "check the rules" before "engaging junk engine?"

    5 votes
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  17. junkmail filtering

    Junkmail filtering on outlook is ineffective to say the least.

    Junkmail works in a few ways.
    - Robots scan the internet for email addresses.
    - Business collect your email for legitimate reasons (like receipts or alerts) but then continue to send unsolicited mail
    - by a robot flooding random emails with a readably sounding senders name, a randomised or misleading email address, misleading body content (usually duplicated from an existing reputable website, and requiring the user to interact by clicking a hyperlink or download an executable.

    Does this look familiar:
    from LinkedIn - Confirm security breach. <linkedin23508xtPRO@LinkedInSecurityTeamTotallyRealfe080x.com.org.it>. BODY:…

    70 votes
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  18. Junk Email Deleted Quicker Than Advertised

    The Junk Email folder has a banner saying "Junk Email will be deleted after 30 days" yet it repeatedly automatically deletes things 11 days old. Really not happy!!

    14 votes
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  19. rules that work on spam folder

    I am making tonnes of rules to try to cut down on the amount of spam I am getting. I have dozens of rules, saying for certain words to be deleted, but they are still ending up in my Junk Email. The same words being used over and over in the rules, but they are still going through. So your rules are not working what so ever.
    I was told that the rules do NOT apply to emails that are you already direct to the spam folder, that your "spam" rules bypass any rules we make ourselves. That's rather annoying.…

    78 votes
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  20. Junk Email Folder

    Junk Email folder - who decides what is 'junk' and how? I have recently had messages about insurance renewal, banking, and medical appointments all sent to the Junk Email folder because 'someone or something' simply decides that they are not relevant. However other **** in which I have absolutely no interest seems to appear in my Inbox. I suggest your algorithm that decides what is what needs some serious reworking.

    5 votes
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