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phish alert iconPhish Alert Outlook Plug-in

[updated July 9, 2020] To help make reporting phishing emails to IT easy, a new Microsoft Outlook plug-in, Phish Alert, has been made available to Sheridan employees.

Getting the Plug-in

Using the Plug-in

Once installed, the moment you see an email that seems suspicious, you can either highlight or open the message and then click on the Phish Alert button to report it to IT Security. Before the message is sent, you will see a prompt, like the one shown below, confirming that you want to report the suspicious email.
Phish Alert confirmation prompt

Outlook for Windows Example

Outlook toolbar showing Phish Alert button

Outlook for macOS Example

Outlook toolbar showing Phish Alert button

Outlook Online Example

Highlight or open the message you want to report and choose the 'more actions' (...) item that appears at the top of the message – from there you can choose the Phish Alert button.
Outlook Online menu showing Phish Alert option

Outlook for Android & iOS Example

Open the message you want to report and tap the 'more actions' (...) symbol that appears at the top of the message - from there you can select the Phish Alert button.

iOS
Phish Alert button in iOS

Android
more actions menu in Android Phish Alert button in Android

Not Using Outlook?

If you are not using Outlook, you can still report phishing by forwarding the email as an attachment to the IT Service Desk.

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