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Microsoft Uses Dual Fixes for Mitigating Recent Spam Onslaught on Outlook.com Domain

Recently an overwhelming spam targeted Outlook.com. While it is unclear whether the spam filters of Outlook.com were inactive for all its account owners, nevertheless, Microsoft has agreed to existence of the problem as well as since working hard towards enforcing certain fixes.

CNNT (through Windows Central) reports that the spam mails began proliferating on 31st May sometime at 3PM eastern time.

Ever since Microsoft implemented dual fixes and the spam started receding. The fixes include a temporary fix that would resolve the problem of bulk messages affecting most users at the earliest, and a long run solution for stopping such a problem occurring ever again.

Normally, when any spam mail enters, it is either disposed off instantly with the aid of the filter or moved into the spam folder of the user again with the help of the filter. The filter actually runs seamlessly, the reason for most people never knowing about its existence till the time it got disconnected from the Net on Tuesday.

All of the junk e-mails, which would normally get banished in an automatic manner, remained from being categorized as spam inside the inbox and so didn't get filtered. Users complained that they constantly received one fresh spam mail at each minute's gap because the filter had stopped working, thereby finding it hard for coping with the real and relevant messages. Digitaljournal.com posted this online dated June 1, 2016.

It was reported on the Outlook service's web-page that the two fixes had been implemented all over the disturbed infrastructure that had lessened the impact.

Nonetheless, account owners are continuing with their complaints saying spam filter isn't doing its job inside their mailbox. Some account owners have even put their mailbox for live streaming through Periscope that is displaying the way the junk e-mails are growing in number from second to second.

Meanwhile, as per the status page of Microsoft, things have become normal again, and that glancing through the test inboxes indicates there's a halt in the spam outbreak too. Alternatively, at least, it is heading towards the Spam folder rather than users' inbox, like expected.

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