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    244 comments  ·  The new Outlook.com » Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you, everyone, for reporting this issue to us. We understand the frustration around this issue that has been ongoing for some time, and are working to track down issues.

    In order to help us pinpoint issues, please be as descriptive as possible in highlighting what your specific issue is when posting a comment.

    In the meanwhile, here are some instructions and help to attempt to mitigate issues with your Mailbox:

    - In order to create rules: 1) Right-click on a specific email and select “Create rule”. 2) Select the overflow menu in the top menu bar and click “Create rule”. 3) Click “Settings” → “Mail” → “Rules” → “Add new rules”

    - Rules run in order from top to bottom on your rules list in the rules settings page. If you have a rule created with the option “Stop processing more rules” (enabled by default), once that rule condition…

    Adam commented  · 

    Well, let's see. I have the following rule set to "On":

    Name: "BURN! (Address based)"
    Condition:
    Sender address includes: "--[my email]" (a worthless spoofed e-mail of my own address with "--" in front of it), ".xyz", (and a whole host of others, of which are finally are deleted, sending them in as the phishing scams they are has finally paid off, or they have merely stopped sending me anything because I don't seed responses)
    Action: "Delete"
    Stop processing more rules: "Check" (because apparently this and other "Delete" rules can't stay unchecked since the action is "Delete," which makes sense)

    OH! And I *also* have "--[my email]" added to my blocked senders list. So, why do I still receive spam from this same spoofed address, as well as addresses that end in ".xyz" in the "Junk Email" folder? If it happens to be the case that the address your servers receive have non-printable characters in them, constituting a malformed address, and I can't successfully select and copy them for these rules or block lists for them to work, that might be something you might want to look into. I also used to be able to view e-mail headers in the previous version of outlook.live.com, but now I can't find that option. Blocking by IP would be ideal, though I imagine spammers use as many hijacked hosts as they can muster, and there's the problem of spoofed IPs.

    I was getting about 50 a day, but it seems to have calmed down to about 7, so I suppose until things hopefully change for the better, I'll just keep reporting them.

    Adam commented  · 

    https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/601444-new-experiences-in-outlook-com/suggestions/35256430-rules-are-not-working?tracking_code=c54fb0b2dd16a6ed1295df8caf6c7d40

    Well, let's see. I have the following rule set to "On":

    Name: "BURN! (Address based)"
    Condition:
    Sender address includes: "--[my email]" (a worthless spoofed e-mail of my own address with "--" in front of it), ".xyz", (and a whole host of others, of which are finally are deleted, sending them in as the phishing scams they are has finally paid off, or they have merely stopped sending me anything because I don't seed responses)
    Action: "Delete"
    Stop processing more rules: "Check" (because apparently this and other "Delete" rules can't stay unchecked since the action is "Delete," which makes sense)

    OH! And I *also* have "--[my email]" added to my blocked senders list. So, why do I still receive spam from this same spoofed address, as well as addresses that end in ".xyz"? If it happens to be the case that the address your servers receive have non-printable characters in them, constituting a malformed address, and I can't successfully select and copy them for these rules or block lists for them to work, that might be something you might want to look into. I also used to be able to view e-mail headers in the previous version of outlook.live.com, but now I can't find that option. Blocking by IP would be ideal, though I imagine spammers use as many hijacked hosts as they can muster, and there's the problem of spoofed IPs.

    I was getting about 50 a day, but it seems to have calmed down to about 7, so I suppose until things hopefully change for the better, I'll just keep reporting them.

    Adam commented  · 

    Here's a thread over 3 years old related to the same problem:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oemail-ocleanup/rules-not-working-at-all-in-outlookcom/bf1bdeb0-bc85-4a1b-8cb8-fac248a7a182

    Another over a year old:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/outlookcom-hotmail-rules-not-working/ec69d287-73f9-44a2-832d-6da17a5001b4

    But this has been a consistent failure of a problem since Outlook displaced Hotmail over 5 years ago! Hotmail filters worked perfectly and were very flexible. (Interesting to note that MS Money 99 also still works great, on Windows 10 at that)

    ...I suppose it's better late than never to start looking at Gmail, even if i don't care much for Google either. I've spent enough of my time wasted setting up worthless rules that don't work to report 40 spam messages a day on average.

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    Adam commented  · 

    So, I've been using the beta with custom user CSS for vertically shorter message lines for a while now, (even with a 4K monitor and no DPI scaling). And message are thankfully not grouped. So far so good, it's not worse than what I was used to. Apart form the message rules still not fully working, especially not for spam, there is a small issue with reordering existing rules.

    There are arrows to shift a rule up or down, but unlike the beta Outlook online, (in the non-beta), you check a box and click the arrow until the rule is where you want it. In the beta, if you want to move a rule to the top, it's like chasing a rabbit since every time you click the move up arrow on the rule, the arrow itself moves. Compared to the non-beta Outlook, this is a great regression.

    Please add a rule ordering mechanism similar to the previous one, or at least one where you can rearrange them without moving the mouse X number of places the rule needs to move.

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    This problem has been going on ever since "Outlook" replaced Hotmail. I used to get next to nothing in spam, now I get anywhere from 10-40 messages a day. I guess that's not too bad for a 20-year old e-mail address, but still a shame! About 80-90% of the spam I get always have the same obvious identifiers that any filter or rule worth its salt could catch without a problem, (just like Hotmail did for years without error).

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    Adam commented  · 

    As much as this HIGHLY annoyed me, (as does the “compare both files” option when copying a single file in the new windows explorer), it finally occur to me I can now *drag-and-drop* messages to folders, thus moving things with a single click. Okay, I’m content with that. :) So I figured I’d let everyone on this thread know also!

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    Adam commented  · 

    Well, M$ turned a deaf ear to this same problem in Windows Explorer when the icon spacing jumped from 1 to 6 pixels... even in /details/ view! Thankfully, the third party program Folder Options X works like a charm, even on Windows 8/10, (which I thankfully don’t have but still use).

    This should be easy enough to fix on an individual basis, but sorry Outlook is disrespecting and ignoring my custom CSS through the accessibility user style sheet! Stupidly, my dad’s outlook does have single line for every message. I learned that’s because he doesn’t have the preview pane enabled! As soon as you enable a preview pane, the single line becomes a bulky 2 (or 3 if message preview is enabled). How backward can an interface get?

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