What is the Report Phish button

Question

What is the Report Phish button?

Environment

The Report Phish button appears in Outlook for MacOS, Outlook for Windows, is in the Actions menu when viewing at a message in Outlook Online, and available in Outlook apps for Android and iOS.

Resolution

The Report Phish button is a tool that should be used to report potential and real phishing messages to Information Technology. Using the button will validate whether or not the message is a phish and allow IT to remediate if necessary. It will also alert you if the message you are reporting is a simulated phish sent as a part of IT's regular testing.

The button shows up automatically in all of the Microsoft Office products (Outlook for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android) and on the web. The button will show up in the ribbon of a message and has a logo that looks like a fishing hook through an envelope, like the image below.

Report Phish Button in Outlook. It is an image of a phish hook going through an envelope and appears in the toolbar in Outlook.

 

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Details

Article ID: 111225
Created
Thu 7/2/20 11:44 AM
Modified
Thu 11/12/20 9:21 AM