Outlook.com Users: Number Of Spam Emails Increased Significantly During The Past Few Months

Microsoft is constantly working to improve the spam blocking capability of its email service. The Redmond giant introduced different changes aimed at making Microsoft Outlook safer than ever.

Despite Microsoft’s efforts, the company has failed to come up with a technique that can guarantee 100% protection against spam e-mails. Consequently, there is no way that you can completely block the junk messages in your inbox.

There has been a significant increase in the number of spam emails this year. However, recently several Outlook.com users claimed that their inbox is flooded with advertisements and spam emails. The problem was highlighted by many furious users on Reddit. One Reddit user reported the issue as follows:

“Over the past two days, I got 9 spam e-mails, all coming from the same doman – @foreing8.xyz. That’s weird considering I usually don’t get spam because the e-mail address isn’t posted anywhere on the internet nor is used for registration anywhere else except on Google.”

The claim was supported by many Outlook users who have experienced a similar problem during the past few weeks.

Thousands Of Reports On UserVoice Forum

A quick Google search revealed that its a widespread problem that was reported by thousands of people on Outlook’s UserVoice page.

An Outlook user stated: “I’m noticing that spam email senders are rotating their obviously false domains so even if you block them, they just rotate to another false domain, and the body contains no text, but rather images that look like text making it harder for filters to read the content. The amount of spam getting through has increased tremendously in the past few weeks.

Thankfully, people working in a corporate environment already have some sort of filter set up on their server. The anti-spam filter helps them to avoid junk mail to some extent. This situation is problematic for home users who need to configure the spam filter on their own.

If reports are to be believed, a lot of unsolicited emails can certainly trick the spam filters and end up in your inbox. If you are one of those who are getting a lot of spam emails in your inbox, follow the step-by-step guide to block them.

In addition, you should also report the emails in order to train your spam folder to block junk emails. Also, don’t forget to unsubscribe to market emails (if you haven’t done already). Needless to say, Microsoft needs to do something about this issue on a priority basis before its too late.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.