Reporting suspicious Emails for Phishing

What should I do when I get phishing or suspicious emails?

Written By Sharon Johnson ()

Updated at June 3rd, 2022

    Our emails are the heartbeat and livelihood behind our productivity as an employee. It is the primary avenue of communication between fellow faculty, staff, parents, and students. Unfortunately, our emails are a common target for attackers to retrieve data and information that allows them to breach our network. You may often receive emails that, at first sight, appear to be ordinary. However, after reading the email, you become suspicious of its credibility. More than likely, your suspicions are correct. The good news is that when you get this feeling, there is something you can do to help prevent you from receiving emails like this and stop that same email from being sent to your fellow Owls!

    So, how can you take on the role as an Email Vigilante? Once through with this article you will be equipped with the perfect utility belt as you put on your mask and cape and defend our network from attackers!

The photo above is an example of what you would do in the Outlook web client. In the right corner of the current email in view, Select the three dotted line > Security options > Mark as phishing.

The photo above is an example of what you would do in the Outlook desktop app. Simply Select Phish Alert in the toolbar located beneath the search bar.

Desktop or web client, you now have the skills to report any suspicious looking emails hanging out in your inbox. As you take on the role as Email vigilante, remember, with great power comes great responsibility.....

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