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How to Report Phishing Emails

Last modified 8/31/2022

When you have received an email that you believe to be phishing you would need to report that email.

For more information please read How to Recognize Phishing Emails Targeting Illinois State University 

Windows Outlook Application

  1. Open the email that you believe to be a phishing email
  2. Select the Report Message button in the Menu bar (Image 1) 
  3. Select Phishing from the drop down (Image 2) 
  4. A Report Phishing pop-up will appear 
    1. Select Report to report the email as phishing (Image 3) 
    2. Select Cancel to exit the process

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Mac Outlook Application

  1. Open the email that you believe to be phishing
  2. Select the three more dots ... at the top of the email (Image 4)
  3. Select the Report Message Button (Image 5)
  4. Select Phishing (Image 6)
  5. A report Phishing pop-up will appear
    1. Select Report to report the email as phishing (Image 3)
    2. Select Cancel to exit the process

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Outlook Web App

  1. Open the email that your believe to be phishing 
  2. Select the three more dots ... within the email message (Image 7)
  3. Select Report (Image 8)
  4. Select Report phishing (Image 9)

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Mobile Outlook Application

  1. Open the email that you believe to be phishing
  2. Select the three more dots ... at the top of the email (Image 10)
  3. Select Report Junk (Image 11)
  4. Select Phishing (Image 12)
  5. A Report Message pop-up will appear
    1. Select Report to report the email as phishing (Image 13)
    2. Select No, Thanks  to exit the process

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Send a Suspicious Email for Review

If you have an email that you think may be phishing or malicious, but you are not sure, you can send that email to be reviewed. To do that forward the email as an attachment to InformationSecurityOffice@ilstu.edu.

For more information on how to forward an email as an attachment please review the article: Forward an Email as an Attachment in Outlook

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