How to report a Phish or Spam email


  • How do I report a Phish to IT?
  • How do I report a suspected phishing email to Information Technology (IT)?
  • I received what looks like a spam email, how do I report it?


Outlook Online, Outlook for MacOS, Outlook for Windows and Outlook for iOS/iPadOS all contain a Report Phish button.


You can report a phishing email or a suspected phishing email to Information Technology (IT) by selecting an email message and clicking on the Report Message menu option.

The Report Message menu option is a tool that should be used to report potential and real phishing or spam messages to Information Technology. Using this option will validate whether or not the message is a phish or spam and allow IT to remediate if necessary.

The menu option is located in all of the Microsoft Exchange products (Outlook for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android) and on the web. The menu item is located under the three dots to the right of any open message in Outlook as shown in the screen shot below.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Bowdoin College Service Desk


Article ID: 120228
Thu 11/12/20 9:20 AM
Mon 10/11/21 3:57 PM
Platform Environment (OS)
All Outlook platforms