New Update Microsoft will add improvements in Outlook to better fight off spam and malicious mails


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Aug 17, 2014
Today, Microsoft announced it is trying some new methods to stop spam emails from showing up in your Inbox on the new Outlook for Windows app as well as Windows on the web, along with other platforms that have an Outlook app.

In a post on the Microsoft 365 Insider blog, the company said Outlook for Windows and the web now show the full sender addresses for any email messages that are put into the Junk folder. The company stated:
"By showing the sender email address next to the sender name in the Junk folder message list, we aim to save you time in investigating whether the mail is legitimate or not, especially if the sender name seems familiar, without opening it or hovering over the name."

This feature is available now for the new Outlook apps for Windows and Mac platforms, Outlook on the web, and the iOS and Android Outlook apps. Those same apps will now also show a warning on any emails in the Junk folder if they might have some suspicious links.


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Apr 21, 2016
This is a highly welcome development. Displaying full sender addresses and warning about suspicious links are proactive measures to better secure users' email communication. It's good to see Microsoft taking steps to enhance Outlook's security features.

Victor M

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Oct 3, 2022
But why limit the display of sender to only messages within the Junk folder ? We need to see that always to help detect phishing,
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