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Please check as well the email address of the sender of the spam message if it is already added to your contact list because once an email address is added to your contacts it will be automatically tagged by Hotmail in your safe list. Thus, they will still be able to send you spam even though you have blocked them. Please remove the email addresses from your contact list that sends you spam messages.
Sometimes, the hacker hacks your email address and then stole the contact list and use the known email contacts to send spam email to you,
OK, if there is no contact list then, filtering cannot stop those emails, because that option can only filter the messages send from the know email address in your contact list.
OK, wait let me check for any other ways.
OK, open the filter settings once more and select Standard, instead of Exclusive and let me know, if it helps or not ?
OK, are you getting the email from the same email address or each email is from seperate email address ?
Yes, it seems hotmail is facing some problem with the filters, this same thing happened in June , when the junk filter broke and users started to getting spam emails. Please let me check my own email address.
I got some , but not that huge. Did you clicked the Contact icon and checked, if some email addresses have been added in that or not ?
Did you saved the settings, after selecting back the Exclusive filter settings ?
This will stop slowly, as this is the same issue, which occurred in June, it seems Microsoft is trying to reconfigure server security settings, I will recommend you to open an another email account with Gmail and start to use that address, as from my experience I can say that Hotmail is becoming a soft target for the hackers and most of the cases of hacked email we handle is from Hotmail users. Let me know, if you need any further help otherwise, please remember to give a positive rating, as that is the only way I am compensated for my time and effort.
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