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  1. 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…

    1,597 votes
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  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?

    1,993 votes
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  3. 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.

    3,310 votes
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  4. Lots of SPAM from "*@redtopgames.com" address

    I have been receiving a lot of SPAM from various "people" at this "redtopgames.com" address.
    Please shut them down!!

    43 votes
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  5. 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!!!!!

    906 votes
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  6. Email from senders I have emailed are clearly not junk, yet end up in Junk folder

    2 options --let me decide ONCE until I say otherwise that a sender is ok. Or for heaven's how hard can it be to write an algorithm that allows email from a sender to whom I have sent email??? My "Junk" folder often contains more than 50% mail that I want to receive -- and from repeated correspondents who I have designated as "not junk" repeatedly

    66 votes
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  7. 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 of a@a.b.c (format).


    Please…

    665 votes
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  8. 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

    884 votes
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  9. 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!

    761 votes
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  10. Automatically block sender and ip when message is marked Phishing

    Microsoft's software engineers are smart enough to make this simple line of code happen - Automatically block sender and ip when message is marked Phishing, so that users' junk boxes don't get unmanageable by the quantity of junk that gets through. The time it takes to look up the sender data, copy the ip and paste it into the blocked sender panel just gets too long when you are dealing with 20+ junk messages at a time.

    10 votes
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  11. What happened to blocking domains automatically

    There was a great feature that let you choose to block the entire domain when you chose to block an email. This was great because I used to have to go through the blocked senders list one by one adding the bad domains. I thought it should have been expanded so that if you chose to block a domain, it automatically deleted all emails from that domain that was in your mailbox.

    Instead of expanding the functionality, it looks like it has been removed. Bring back the option to flag email as Junk, block it, choose to block the domain,…

    21 votes
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  12. Send blocked emails straight to deleted items instead of to junk mail folder

    Send blocked emails straight to deleted items instead of to junk mail folder. There are 2 options, to mark as junk or to block, yet both put the emails from that domain or sender into the junk folder. It makes no sense to have 2 different options that do the same. If something is blocked, it shouldn't ever appear in junk mail or the inbox.

    22 votes
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  13. Need Safe Sender Button

    It is NOT functional that, every time I want to add an email address to the Safe Sender list for an email that has ended up in the Junk email folder when it is NOT supposed to be there that I have to (1) highlight and copy the email address, which often takes a few times because of the automatic pop-up that occurs when you hover over the address; (2) click on the settings button; (3) click on View All Outlook Settings; (4) click on Junk; (5) click on Add; (6) type or copy and paste the email address in;…

    5 votes
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  14. Why does Outlook not block all emails not on the safe sender's list

    On my blocking junk emails. Why does the blocked senders and domains file only save what the dropdown on the tool bar blocks? I feel if I go to the trouble to manually block junk emails into the blocked senders and domains list, those I put into it should remain blocked forever and not be released to inundate my email account over and over. I feel I am being jeopardized with my safety and privacy by Outlook allowing junk emails into my account. WHY DOESN'T OUTLOOK WORK TO BLOCK ALL EMAILS THAT ARE NOT ON A USERS SAFE SENDER LIST?

    2 votes
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  15. [Suggestion]:Permanently getting rid of spammers unwanted emails.

    In degrading the reputation of spammers unwanted emails. How about letting each user decide who they want permanently blocked instead of taking a survey? That would put spammers out of business quickly and not spend months and years getting rid of unwanted emails.

    3 votes
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  16. Block email address containing emoji character

    Spammer email address includes emoji character which stops them from being added to my contacts and/or blocked.

    Example of spammer: CBNl.🎈@ee-business.com

    9 votes
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  17. [Dislike]:big pop up window on opening email related to Outlook on phones? please stop these

    'you're going places; take Outlook with you for FREE' put on phone and 1 plus whatever? long distance?please stop these large popup windows when we are accessing our email; and I don't even have a cell phone thank you see I am not the only one, please, take these off the email thanks

    1 vote
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  18. No Safe Sender Button Available

    When on an email in the Junk folder, there is no Safe Sender button to hit to move the email directly to the inbox AND add the email address to the Safe Sender list

    3 votes
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  19. [Dislike]:Degradation of unwanted emails reputation is taking too long to block

    How about cutting down the length of time to degrade a unwanted email's reputation? I have blocked unwanted emails with the domain .host from7/12/20 to 7/17/20 and they are still coming.

    2 votes
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  20. Block emails with just the @ and first part of the address as junk emails keep coming in from the same address but with slight modifications

    The ability to block emails by just adding "@appspot. etc and increase the number of domains we are able to completely block full stop.

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