Report a Phishing Email Using the Phishing Alert Button

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Visit this Information Security Page on how to identify phishing scam.

The UTRGV Information Security Office (ISO) and Information Technology (IT) have worked together to launch the Phishing Alert Button (PAB). The PAB gives you a safe way to forward potentially malicious emails to information security personnel for their review. This feature will also automatically remove the suspicious email from your inbox to prevent future exposure.

Using the Phishing Alert Button will provide security personnel with needed details such as the email header and other attributes that may be lost when the email is just forwarded to IT.

To report a phishing email

Outlook - Installed Application

  • Select or open the email.
  • From the Home tab on the ribbon, select Phish Alert Report.
  • To confirm, click on the Phish Alert button that appears.  
  • You will see a notice that your report is being processed and then you will see a success notice.

image of Phishing Alert Report option in ribbon, home tab

Outlook - Office 365 (online)

  • Select or open the email.
  • Select   at the top-right of the email to open the menu and select Phish Alert.
  • To confirm, click on the Phish Alert button that appears.  
  • You will see a notice that your report is being processed and then you will see a success notice.

image of Phish Alert menu option

 

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