Report Phishing or Junk


What’s Junk email?

Junk email messages are typically referred to as spam. These are messages that you don’t want to receive that may be advertising products you don’t use or find offensive. If you choose the Junk option, a copy of the message may be sent to Microsoft to help update our spam filters, and the message will be moved from your Inbox to your Junk Email folder. 

What’s phishing?

Phishing is the practice of luring you into disclosing personal information, such as bank account numbers and passwords. Often phishing messages look legitimate, but have deceptive links that actually open fake websites. If you select Phishing, a copy of your message may be sent to Microsoft to help update our filters, and the message will be moved from your Inbox to your Junk Email folder. 

Report a message in Outlook Client

If you choose the Report Message button on the ribbon, you’ll see several different options; 

  • Junk
  • Phishing
  • Not Junk

If you choose Junk, Phishing, or Not Junk, you’ll have the option to send a copy of the message to Microsoft, along with your classification of the message. This is optional, but helps Microsoft and MAHEC Administrators to block or allow these types of 

Report spam and phishing messages in Outlook on the web

  • For messages in the Inbox or any other email folder except Junk Email, use either of the following methods to report spam and phishing messages:

    Select the message, click Junk on the toolbar, and then select Junk or Phishing.
Report junk or phishing email from the ribbon
  • Select one or more messages, right-click, and then select Mark as junk.
  • In the dialog that appears, click Report. If you change your mind, click Don’t Report.
Report as junk dialog
Report as phishing dialog
  • The selected messages will be sent to Microsoft for analysis. To confirm that the messages have been submitted, open your Sent Items folder to view the submitted messages.