Using the PhishMe Reporter to report phishing and spam


About PhishMe Reporter

The PhishMe Reporter is an Add-on to Microsoft Outlook 2013 and 2016 and Outlook Web Access and is used to report spam and phishing email messages.

Who can use PhishMe Reporter

The PhishMe Reporter Add-on is enabled for all users of the Faculty and Staff Exchange server.

To report a message as phishing/spam using Outlook Web Access

  1. Open or preview the message
  2. Select the Report Phishing Link found between the message header and body
  3. Check the correct message is being reported and select OK
  4. If the message was a part of the PhishMe training exercise, you will receive the feedback shown below that reads, “Good job! This email was part of our immersive phishing awareness education. Thank you for staying vigilant!” Otherwise your message will be forwarded (with full headers) to the ITS Security Team and to the Microsoft Online Protection team.

Reporting phishing/spam using Outlook Mac 2016

  1. Open or preview the message
  2. Select the Report Phishing button at the top of the Outlook window. Note: If you do not see a Report Phishing link it may be becasue your Outlook is missing some updates from Microsoft and adds a Report Phishing link in the same was as Outlook Web Access. If this is the case either follow the OWA instructions or update your Outlook application (Help > Check for Updates).
  3. Check the correct message is being reported and select OK
  4. If the message was a part of the PhishMe training exercise you will receive the feedback shown below that states “Good job! This email was part of our immersive phishing awareness education. Thank you for staying vigilant!”; otherwise your message will be forwarded (with full headers) to the ITS Security Team and to the Microsoft Online Protection team.

Reporting phishing/spam using Outlook Windows 2016

Instructions for Outlook for Windows users is under active development. In the interim please follow the instructions for Outlook Mac 2016.

For more information

The Information Security team has introduced an ongoing Information Security Awareness program for faculty and staff. This program is designed to help employees protect their sensitive information and that belonging to others. The program combines monthly advisory messages with phishing training exercises. For more information please see: Information Security Awareness program for faculty and staff