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    • It's also a mailing system you can use from your local computer (desktop, laptop, etc.).
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Outlook.com Comments

On April 28th, 2016 no new/changed E-Mail-Filter-Rules can be added/saved to 483 existing rules

Negative Comment by em4020
about Outlook.com Apr 2016

I have already 483 active rules. You cannot filter rules to find double rules, which should be changed or deleted.
On April 28th, 2016 no new E-Mail-Filter-Rules can be added to 483 existing rules in my outlook.com-account. Even if I deleted some rules, other rules cannot be canged and new rules cannot be added. If I click "save a changed rule" the saving procedure does not finish.

I hope that Microsoft soon repairs this big bug with the E-Mail-Filter-Rules.

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First come, first serve -1 Helpful

Negative Comment by wormwood
about Outlook.com Aug 2012

I have an account for live.com, one for hotmail.com and one for msn.com, all three with the same userid, and now I can't rename or add alias @outlook.com so I can have the service from MS on their new email, because it 'isn't available'. FAIL Microsoft. BIG FAIL. Now out there someone is got my userid on the outlook.com, while I keep the old MS 'stars' (hotmail, msn, live). I believe is logic to assign priority on merging services like this on the users that already got the userid asigned to them, and not what is happening right now. When Mac.com switched services, users had the choice to keep userid on the new service. Now what will be next? first was hotmail, then msn, then live, now outlook... will it be greenmonkeys? cinnamonfarts? milkwart? People at MS is getting it wrong. Now they opened again the door for impersonators and other garbage.

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Only one forwarding rule is allowed in Outlook.com (beta)

Negative Comment by em4020
about Outlook.com and Gmail Aug 2012

In Google Mail there are more than one forwarding rules allowed, what is very necessary.

Defining a 2nd forwarding rule is denied:

Defining a 2nd forwarding rule is denied

I like the idea of Outlook.com: hopes and opportunities

I think it is also necessary to be able to change the position (chronological order) of forwarding rules or rules setting a category, which unfortunately is not possible at Google Mail also. If one rule sets a category and another later operated rule has a category as precondition, it is very necessary to be able to change the position of rules.

Without this features, the rules become very complicated, because you cannot subdivide the rule-tasks to more different-rules by using categories, defined by pre-operated rules.

I hope that Outlook.com will not have this big disadvantage of GMail, if it will be out of the beta-stage.
It seems that Outlook.com has many of the big advantages of Gmail (send from other addresses), it would be fine if Outlook.com could provide the biggest advantage of Yahoo-Mail, the 500 throw-away-addresses. If the first characters of the throw-away-addresses could be choosed more freely, Outlook.com could become the greatest email-service.

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OK, I get it now. That's actually pretty convenient for a l ...

Comment by mistaecko
about Outlook.com Jun 2011

OK, I get it now. That's actually pretty convenient for a lot of things.

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i use dots on gmail so i can filter/'adblock' stuff as I pl ...

Comment by tabakis
about Outlook.com Jun 2011

i use dots on gmail so i can filter/'adblock' stuff as I please. e.g. mistaecko@gmail == mista.ecko@gmail etc.

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Thanks for the link! I didn't know about the gmail feature ...

Comment by mistaecko
about Outlook.com Jun 2011

Thanks for the link! I didn't know about the gmail feature mentioned in the article...

"Aliases joins an existing multiple e-mail address feature offered in both Hotmail and Google's Gmail that uses a plus symbol after a user name, but before the @ symbol. Users would then add any word after the plus symbol to create an identifiable address (e.g. Josh+newstip@Hotmail.com). This lets messages get filtered into folders, while also providing a way to see if that retailer you bought something from sold your address to a third party."

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As of February 3, 2011 hotmail supports aliases that can be ...

Comment by tabakis
about Outlook.com Jun 2011

As of February 3, 2011 hotmail supports aliases that can be used as throw-away email accounts. 5 aliases available with a view to becoming 15 in the near future. Ref. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20030574-75.html

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