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NON-PHISHLINE/NON-UWM - Phishing Reporting Procedure

Microsoft often institutes a filter for phishing emails, so simply forwarding it will not properly report the email. Here are the steps to properly report phishing attempt emails:

For more information on junk email and phishing, please see our expanded KnowledgeBase article, Office 365 (Outlook) - Learn about junk email and phishing . The UWM Help Desk asks clients to report phishing attempts and generally suspicious emails they have received to in tandem with using the Microsoft Junk and Phishing Email feature. 

Outlook Desktop

To report a junk/phishing message in the Outlook desktop app:

  1. Highlight the suspicious email in your inbox and click the “Report Message” icon in the top toolbar:

    Report button on outlook desktop

  2. Select Junk or Phishing:

confirmation screen

After selecting "Phishing" the following screen will appear:

Report as junk button options

Outlook on the web

To report a junk/phishing message in Outlook on the web:

1. Log into Outlook on the web.

2. Select the Report dropdown and a drop down menu will appear. From there, click on Report Junk or Report Phishing.
Junk and Phishing Drop Down Menu
3. Report the phishing/junk message, as it will help grow the junk filter and block similar emails in the future
If you selected Report phishing, the following screen will appear::
If you selected Report junk, the following screen will appear:

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Keywords:microsoft office 365 web client outlook web app help messages categories filtering junk email phishing spam owa o365 outlook reporting   Doc ID:60734
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-02-12 12:27 CDTUpdated:2023-02-22 17:24 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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