Mark an Email as Phishing in Office 365

Summary

When receiving a phishing email, please follow the steps below to mark it as phishing. NEVER click on any links within a suspicious email. Sometimes phishing emails come from a recognizable source like a friend or colleague. These attempts are not always immediately obvious. Due diligence is required.

What is phishing

Phishing refers to luring techniques used by identity thieves to fish for personal information in a pond of unsuspecting Internet users. It is a general term for the creation and use by criminals of e-mails and websites that have been designed to look like they come from well-known, legitimate and trusted businesses, financial institutions and government agencies. (www.justice.gov)

In Office 365:

  • Login to your Office 365 email (email.bellevuecollege.edu)
     
  • Double click to open the email in question that you would like to Mark as phishing (do not click on any links in the email!!)
     
  • Once opened, click on the drop down arrow next to Reply all on the right side

    Screenshot of Reply All drop down menu location
     
  • Select Mark as phishing under the menu as shown in the screen shot below

    Screenshot of the Mark as Phishing menu
     
  • The phishing email will be removed from your inbox and will be reported to Microsoft. By doing this, the system will learn to eliminate threats before arriving to your Inbox. You may always forward any suspicious emails to our IT Service Desk, servicedesk@bellevuecollege.edu OR virus@bellevuecollege.edu.

Details

Article ID: 69752
Created
Mon 1/7/19 10:00 AM
Modified
Wed 1/9/19 1:05 PM