Office of Information Technology for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Office of Information Technology for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Phishing Email Protection in Microsoft Outlook

Enable Phishing Email Protection in Outlook

To enable the phishing email protection built into Outlook:

  1. In Outlook 2003/07:
  • Select Tools | Options… from the menu in Outlook.
  • Click Junk E-mail… on the Preferences tab.
  1. In Outlook 2010/13:
  • Open the HOME ribbon.
  • Click Junk in the Delete section.

Select Junk E-Mail Options from the menu that appears.

On the Options tab, make sure “Disable links and other functionality in phishing messages” (Outlook 2007/10/13) or “Don’t turn on links in messages that might connect to unsafe or fraudulent sites” (Outlook 2003 SP2) is checked.

Click OK.

Make sure to keep the Outlook spam filter up to date using Microsoft Update.


Creating Phishing Rule in Outlook

  1. Open Manage Rules & Alerts
  2. Create a new rule that moves messages with specific words in subject to a folder
  3. Select condition – “with specific words in the subject”
    • Enter in key words or phrase – example: “Message from Administrator”
  4. Click Next
  5. Select condition – “move it to the specified folder”
    • Select your Junk E-Mail folder
  6. Click Next
  7. Click Next
  8. Name this new rule something easily recognizable
    • Example: “Phishing Emails”
  9. Check off box to “Turn on this rule”
  10. Click Finish

Remember to keep this rule updated with any new subject lines or words that you would like to send immediately to the Junk E-Mail folder.

If you require assistance please contact the Help Desk either by email, [email protected], or by phone number 215-854-7067.

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