Outlook Live (Hotmail) SPAM filtering  

  1. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11

    Outlook Live (Hotmail) SPAM filtering

    Over the weekend either Microsoft changed something or they have a problem with SPAM filtering. I had my filters set for maximum junk mail filtering and its been working OK for years. Now most of the junk mail is showing up in my inbox. I haven't changed any settings.
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  2. Posts : 1,807
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348

    Good morning fireberd. I have also experienced this junkmail anomaly a couple of times with hotmail, years ago. I too keep my junk mail settings to extreme and only approved senders arrive at my inbox normally.

    As I recall, I tried resetting the filter level to resolve the issue without any success. The condition magically fixed itself over time, I suspect a microsoft glitch has created this condition.

    I keep my hotmail pinned on a tab, check it often and haven't experienced any junkmail issues in recent times. Cheers,


    Rules are not working Ė Got an idea?

    It would appear that you're not the only hotmail user suffering from spam filter failure. I located many current complaints such as these;

    See post 6 & 7 Outlook Junk Mail problem

    Outlook down? Current outages and problems | Downdetector

    2020-01-20 09:42:51

    @RealNativeTaino @Microsoft HEY anybody awake at the switch over there? The damn SPAM FILTERS are not working! OUTLOOK is allowing every damn one through! Iíve gotten hundreds this weekend! WTF? Fix that sh!t. I paid for my software! Iím sick of the crap! 34 just this morning alone!

    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 20 Jan 2020 at 09:52.
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  3. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11
    Thread Starter

    It appears to be fixed. Murphy's law, I mention it and they fixed it.
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