Skip to content Skip to site navigation Skip to service navigation

Phish Reporter Button

Report suspicious emails quickly from within Outlook

The Phish Reporter Button enables you to easily and quickly report potentially unsafe emails in Microsoft Outlook. 

When you open Outlook desktop on your PC or Mac, you’ll see the Phish Reporter Button as an icon on the top right of your Home tab. 

If you use Outlook for the web or the Outlook Mobile app, you’ll see the Phish Reporter Button as an option when you click the ellipsis on the top right of your email.

When you receive an email that appears to be a phishing attempt, select the suspicious message and then click the Phish Reporter Button. Your email will be deleted from your inbox and forwarded to the Information Security Office with all the necessary information.



Handle suspected phishing emails efficiently and effectively:

  • Acknowledgment is sent for identifying a simulated phishing email.

  • Non-simulated phishing emails are forwarded to the Information Security Office with all the information needed to analyze the threat.

  • Reported emails are deleted from your inbox.

Designed for

Current faculty, staff, and students who use Outlook desktop (2013 and 2016), Outlook for the web, or the Outlook Mobile app to access email.


An active email address.


Free of charge.

Get started

Beginning May 2020, this feature will be enabled for all Stanford faculty, staff, and students.

Get help

For assistance, please submit a Help request to the Information Security Office.

Learn more

Last modified February 10, 2023