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Anyone else having spam issues with Hotmail?

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Muddlewitch Sun 11-Sep-16 09:46:34

I have had the same hotmail address for years, usually accessed through Outlook on my phone.

The last few days the spam filters seemed to have stopped working completely and my inbox is flooded with messages that would previously have gone straight to the junk folder. I have been inundated with messages about penis enhancers, Russian brides and phishing scams hmm I haven't changed any settings.

Anyone else experiencing a similar issue?

Uptownfuckuup Sun 11-Sep-16 09:47:59

Yes me
This week I have had nothing but emails about erectil dysfunction and casinos

flagnogbagnog Sun 11-Sep-16 09:49:49

Yes me too! Tons of them all of a sudden. Kinda glad to know I'm not the only one because hopefully that means it's something hotmail will fix.

InglouriousBasterd Sun 11-Sep-16 09:50:25

Snap! Glad it's not just me!

finova Sun 11-Sep-16 09:50:25


MrsJoeyMaynard Sun 11-Sep-16 09:54:39

Same here

ChipInTheSugar Sun 11-Sep-16 09:56:53

Yes! Doing a constant 'sweep'.

Umlauf Sun 11-Sep-16 09:57:40

yes, and yester I googled and found a suggestion which I tried and it seems to have done the trick. Go into settings and filters and change it from normal filtering to extreme filtering.

Muddlewitch Sun 11-Sep-16 09:59:18

Glad I'm not the only one, hope that means it is an issue at their end that they will sort.

Thanks Umlauf will give that a go.

Shockers Sun 11-Sep-16 10:00:43

My email count went from double figures to 20,300 within the space of an hour yesterday. I watched it go up on the home screen of my phone. Oddly enough though, there don't appear to be any new emails in my inbox.

I have had a few erectile dysfunction type ones of late though.

AdamantEve Sun 11-Sep-16 10:00:59

Glad I've seen this, I thought I'd inadvertently signed up to something which had passed my email address on.

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