New Report Phish Feature in Outlook Allows for Easy Reporting on Malicious Emails

March 18, 2019

by UNH IT Staff

Phishing is a scam by which an Internet user is duped (as by a deceptive e-mail message) into revealing personal or confidential information which the scammer can use illicitly. (Source: Merriam-Webster)

UNH IT is currently migrating all faculty and staff over to Exchange Online, a process that will finish in Fall 2019. Once migrated, many new features will appear in Outlook. Chief among them, Report Phish makes it super easy to report malicious emails. This function is available for Outlook on Windows and Macs alike and will be available once you are migrated over to Exchange online.

 

Click Report Phish anytime you think you've received a malicious email while the message in question is open.  These emails will be forwarded to UNH Information Security Services for further review. After reporting, delete the suspicious email.

Report Phish was not designed for spam, and this feature should be used judiciously. If you receive unwanted spam, just delete the message. 

Reporting phishing and malicious emails helps ensure a safer UNH computing environment and helps UNH IT defend against potential attacks. 

If you are unsure of whether or not an email is malicious, visit the Phish Bowl, managed by UNH Information Security Services. This website lists the most current threats and also legitimate University emails. Go to https://www.unh.edu/it/the-phishbowl for more information. 

 

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