Hi all, for some reason I am receiving a lot more spam than usual. I'm blocking senders etc. in VM but notice that a lot are from alias mailboxes linked to my primary email account. My wife has the same issue, I set up a number of email addresses for her and although they are not configured in Outlook, they are still being received in her primary account.
I seem to remember reading a good while ago that the aliases cannot be removed unless you close the primary email account. Is that still true?
I did set up email filter rules in Outlook, but even though I say permanently delete, as I think it is IMAP they still appear in the spam email folder and have to be deleted manually.
blueyonder.co.uk email addresses could have up to 3 alias email address and it is likely these are responsible for the issue you are seeing. It is no longer possible to manage such aliases but the forum team can remove them on request from the account holder. Should you want to do this post back here to have the thread flagged to the forum team.
BTW, the likely reason why your Outlook filters are not permanently deleting these messages is because they never see them as Virgin Media's spam filters have already directed them to your spam folder.
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