Phishing attempts are becoming increasingly cunning and convincing, making it paramount for email users to remain vigilant. Uncover how you can contribute to the safety of the digital environment by reporting suspicious emails to Microsoft directly through Outlook on Windows 11.

Become a Defender Against Digital Deception and Spotting the Hooks of a Phishing Email

In the battle against cybercrime, every individual can make a difference. SMS recognises the essential role users play in identifying and reporting phishing. Here is an uncomplicated, actionable guide tailored for Windows 11 Outlook users. Phishing emails are duplicitous by design, tempting you with baits such as false urgency, requests for personal information, or offers too good to be true. If an email raises your suspicions, trust your instincts—it might just be a phishing attempt.

Simple Steps to Report Phishing in Outlook

Microsoft’s Outlook has integrated features to enable users to report these deceitful emails easily. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Outlook on your Windows 11 device.
  2. Navigate to the email in question.
  3. Click on the “Junk” button in the top menu, which may also appear as a prohibition symbol, depending on your Outlook version.
  4. From the dropdown, choose “Phishing” to mark the email. This will prompt Outlook to both remove the email from your inbox and report its contents to Microsoft.

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What Happens After You Report?

Once you submit your report, the information is sent to Microsoft’s team for analysis. These reports help Microsoft constantly refine their spam filters and security measures to protect against future phishing attempts. By reporting these emails, you’re joining a community dedicated to enhancing online security—one email at a time.

The Pivotal Role You Play in Cyber Security

Users are indeed on the front lines when it comes to identifying phishing scams. By taking action and reporting phishing emails, you ensure not only your safety but also bolster the defenses of the entire Outlook network against these threats.

Final Thoughts

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