Microsoft Outlook on the Web, also known as Outlook.com, offers a way for you to report phishing emails to Microsoft. In this post, we’ll show you how to do it. The problem is that the changes to Outlook’s user interface have made a few things difficult to find. Worry not, however, because we’re going to help you through this tough time.
Before we go any further, we want to point out that we’ll be discussing how to report phishing email scams to Microsoft in both the old and new versions of Outlook.com.
Report Phishing emails in Outlook.com
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Move phishing emails to the Junk folder
When using the newer version of Outlook.com, it is best to report suspected phishing emails by clicking more times than in the older version. It is unclear why Microsoft has made this change.
To report an email as spam, first click on the email, then click “Junk” from the menu at the top. This will send the email to your Junk folder. From there, you can delete the email or take other appropriate action.
You can alternatively right-click on the email and then select Mark as Junk to move it into the Junk folder.
Report the email as a phishing threat
Now that you’re in the Junk folder (titled “Junk Email”), find the email you recently sent to the folder. Click “Not Junk” from the top menu. This reveals a drop-down menu.
Finally, we’re from the original as possible for the content [Finally, just select Phishing and you’re good to go. Bear in mind that reporting an email doesn’t block the sender, therefore, it means they can still send emails to you.].
Report Phishing emails in Microsoft Outlook
In Outlook 2021/2019/2016, there is no way to report Phishing emails.
What you can do is Block emails or mark them as Spam.
Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook
If you want to report a phishing email in Outlook 2021, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, or Outlook 2003, you can download and install the Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook from the Microsoft Download Center.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.