Hotmail spam filter: missing in action?
Feb 25, 2007
Every single one of those 30 emails is spam. No, not tricky, legitimate-looking spam. Blatantly obvious "Viagra" and "Rolex Replicas" spam. And they're all in my inbox. And yes, the junk mail setting is properly set to "Standard" mode.
For comparison's sake, my Gmail account (which, again, I only use for GTalk) has 309 pieces of spam, all of which were rightfully banished to the "Spam" folder. The built-in IMF filter on our Exchange server is also remarkably effective.
So what's up, Microsoft? Is this a temporary glitch, or is the Hotmail spam filter really, really bad?