How to Report Spam and Phishing Messages

Introduction

If you receive a spam or phishing message to your inbox, please report it using the built-in "report message" function in Outlook.

NOTE

  • Emails already in the "junk" email folder do not need to be reported and should not be opened unless the message was marked as "junk" in error.

Instructions

Reporting suspicious emails

  • Outlook.Office.com: If you receive a suspicious email, select the check box next to the message in your Outlook inbox. Click the arrow next to Junk, and then select Phishing.

phishing screen capture

  • Microsoft Office Outlook Desktop: While in the suspicious message, select Report Message from the ribbon, and then select Phishing.

phishing screen capture

  • Outlook Android App: Open the message that you would like to report. Press the “⋮” in the top right corner for the message (not of the app). Select the Report Message button in the bottom drawer.

  • Outlook iPhone App: Open the message that you would like to report. Press the “...” in the top right corner for the message (not of the app). Select the Report Message button in the bottom drawer.

  • If you don’t have a report message option: Create a new, blank email message with the following recipient: phishing@stcloudstate.edu.
    • Drag and drop the phishing message into the new message. This will save the junk or phishing message as an attachment in the new message.

 

 

 

Details

Article ID: 130639
Created
Thu 3/18/21 3:43 PM
Modified
Thu 6/3/21 3:32 PM