How to Use the Phish Alert Button
Your company may have recently installed the Phish Alert Button (PAB) in Outlook. How does this work, and how can you use it to help keep your organization safe?
When do I use it?
Click the PAB anytime you believe you have received a phishing email or any potentially dangerous email. Any emails you report using the PAB will be automatically deleted from your inbox. The emails you report will also be forwarded to a designated contact within your organization for analysis.
The PAB should only be used to report emails you believe have malicious intent. If you are receiving spam or marketing emails, you should not use the PAB. You can simply delete these types of emails or add the sender or sender's email domain to a block list.
Note that the steps for blocking an email sender vary based on your email client. Contact your supervisor or IT team with any questions.
How do I use it?
You'll see the Phish Alert add-in at the top of your Outlook client. To report an email as a phishing email, simply click the button while you're looking at the email. The email you reported will be forwarded to an email address designated by your organization and then will be deleted from your inbox. If you report an email in error, you can retrieve the email from your Trash/Deleted Items.
Phish Alert on Outlook
Why should I use it?
Reporting emails will help your organization stay safer. Because the potential phishing emails you report are sent for analysis to your organization, your company will now be aware of which phishing attacks are able to reach their employee inboxes. Once they're aware of possible vulnerabilities, they can better defend against them. You are an important part of the process of keeping your organization safe from cybercriminals. Stop, Look, and Think!