How to report Phishing email in Outlook

Outlook on the Web or Outlook.com offers a way for you to report dangerous phishing emails to Microsoft and in this post we will show you how to do it.  The problem is, the changes to Outlook’s user interface has made a few things difficult to find. Worry not, however, because we’re going to help you through this tough time.

Before we go forward, we must point out that we’re going to talk about how to report any Phishing email scams to Microsoft in both the old and new version of Outlook.com.

Report Phishing email in Outlook.com

NEW INTERFACE

1] Move phishing email to the Junk folder

When one needs to report emails that are suspected of phishing when using the newer version of Outlook.com, it’s best to know that it requires more clicks when compared to the older version. We’re not sure why Microsoft has done this, but it is what it is.

OK, so be sure to click on the email you want to report, then from the menu at the top, click on Junk. Doing this should send the affected email to your Junk folder, so right away you need to navigate to this folder.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the email then select Mark as Junk to kick it into the Junk folder like a boss.

2] Report email as a phishing threat

Now, once you’re in the Junk folder, which is titled Junk Email, you’ll need to click on the email you’ve recently sent to the folder. The next step then is to click on the option that says Not Junk from the top menu, and this reveals a drop-down menu.

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.

THE OLD VERSION OF OUTLOOK.COM

Report email as a phishing scam

Click on the email, then select the Junk option from the top menu. You’ll see three options here. Junk, Phishing Scam, and My friend’s been hacked. You’ll need to click on Phishing Scam and that’s it.

The task is easier to accomplish in the older version of Outlook.com. We can only hope Microsoft makes it just as easy in the current version.

Report Phishing email in Outlook 2016

In Outlook 2016, there is no way to report Phishing emails.

Report Phishing email in Outlook

What you can do is Block emails or mark them as Spam.

Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook

If you wish to report Phishing email in Microsoft Outlook 2016/13/10/07/03 client, download and install this Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook from Microsoft. (Thanks Francois)

Read next: Where to report Online Scams, Spam and Phishing websites.

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One Comment

  1. I hope they bring this feature to the desktop version soon. Though Mailwasher Pro has a nice bounce feature that sends the mail back to them.

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