Stardock Vice President Brad Sams posted on Twitter this morning about the ongoing Outlook issues, tweeting:
“Did Outlook wake up today and decide ‘today is the day we turn off the spam filters?'”
Notably, Microsoft’s Outlook community forums were filled with posts about spam filtering issues. Some users even stated that their Hotmail inbox is also full of spam messages. Initially, Microsoft did not officially comment on the outage in Outlook’s spam filters. There was no idea if a new update would come to fix the problem or what.
The point worth noting is that during our short tests we learned that spam is not filtered in Outlook on the web (view. com). However, if you open the Outlook client app, the messages are filtered correctly. It is then synced with Outlook.com where the spam messages are marked as junk mail.
The good part of the news is that you don’t have to worry about this problem anymore. Recently, around 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Microsoft sent messages to some users on Twitter. They clearly stated that the Outlook spam problem has been “fixed”. However, the company has not stated the reason for the original error.