Report Phishing and Junk Mail

Use the Report Message button in Outlook to report junk and phishing messages. Reporting these emails helps the university protect your data and teaches the Microsoft filters to catch spam and suspicious email before it arrives in your inbox. 

Select the suspicious or junk message, and click the Report Message button in Outlook.

Note: If you are using Outlook on the web, click the ". . ." icon to the right of the Forward button to find the Report Message options. 

The following options are available:

  • Junk: The message is spam that advertises unwanted products. It will be sent to your Junk Email folder, and the sender will be added to the Blocked Senders List. 

  • Phishing: The message is an attempt to get you to click on a suspicious link or disclose login information or other personal data. It will be moved to your Deleted Items folder and reported to the university's IT Security team. Learn more about how to detect phishing.

  • Not Junk: The message came from a trusted source and was filtered to your Junk Email folder by mistake. It will be moved from Junk Email to your Inbox, and the sender will be added to the Safe Senders list. 

If you find an email in your Junk Email folder that is not spam, use the Report Message add-in to mark it as a legitimate email, move the message to your Inbox, and report the false positive to help IT Services improve spam filters. 

The button is included with Outlook on the web, Outlook for iOS and Android, and compatible versions of the Outlook desktop email client.