Phish Alert Button - PAB

How to use the Phish Alert Button (PAB) in Outlook

SFA has recently installed the Phish Alert Button. Learn how this tool works and how you can use it to help keep the university safe from malicious phishing emails. 

When do I use it?

Click the PAB if 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 the Information Security Office for analysis. 

The PAB should only be used to report emails you believe to have malicious intent. If you are receiving spam or marketing emails, you should not use the PAB to report these. You can delete these types of emails or add the sender or sender's email domain to a block list. 

How do I use it?

Once the PAB add-in is installed, you will see the PAB in a tab on an opened email.

The PAB add-in will appear at the top of your Outlook client.

 To report an email as a phishing:

  1. Click the Phish Alert button while the email is open.
  2. A prompt will ask you if you want to report the email as a phishing email. Click Yes to report the email, or click No to not report the email.

Note: Using the PAB will forward the suspicious email to the Information Security Office for analysis and then delete it from your inbox. If you report an email in error, you can retrieve the email from your Trash/Deleted Items. 

Why should I use it?

Because the potential phishing emails you report are sent for analysis, the Information Security Office will now be aware of which phishing attacks are able to reach employees inboxes. Once we're aware of possible vulnerabilities, we can better defend against them. You are an important part of the process of keeping the university safe from cybercriminals. Stop, Look, and Think!


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Tue 11/3/20 9:24 AM
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