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. 

Heads up! We strongly recommend using the Outlook Report Message button to report phishing attempts instead of forwarding them to the IT Security team. Reporting through Outlook is the most secure and reliable way to prevent the spread of phishing attacks on campus.

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

  1. Select the suspicious or junk message, and click the Report Message button in Outlook.
    screenshot of the Report Message button menu in Outlook

  2. Select Phishing to ensure the suspicious email is reported to the university's IT Security team and deleted properly. Select Junk if it is unwanted spam. 

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. You can also right-click an email to see Report Message options in the menu.

Not Junk? If you find an email in your Junk Email folder that is not spam, use the Report Message option "Not Junk" 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. 

Learn more about the Report Message button options