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?

This add-on is enabled for faculty and staff.

Reporting phishing/spam using Outlook Mac 2016

STEP 1. Open or preview the message

STEP 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 because your Outlook is missing some updates from Microsoft which adds a Report Phishing link in the same way as Outlook Web Access. If this is the case either follow the OWA instructions or update your Outlook application (Help > Check for Updates).

Outlook Mac 2016 Report Phishing icon

 

STEP 3. Check the correct message is being reported and select OK.

Click OK to report this email to our Information Security Team.

 

STEP 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.

Message that is received if the email was in fact phishing.

 

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.

 

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

STEP 1. Open or preview the message

STEP 2. If you are using the older version of OWA, select the Report Phishing icon as seen below: 

Old version of OWA Report Phishing icon  

 

If you are using "The new Outlook", see below:

STEP 3. Select the 3 dots to see the "More actions" menu choices:

The new Outlook 3 dots "More actions" menu choices

 

STEP 4. Select the Report Phishing icon as shown below:

 

New Outlook Report Phishing icon in long menu

 

 STEP 5. Check that the correct message is being reported and select OK.

Click OK to report this email to our Information Security Team.

 

STEP 6. 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.

Message received if the email was in fact phishing.
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.