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Report a Phishing Attempt - Forward an Email as an Attachment

UMail will be retired in 2019 as it has reach end-of-life and will no longer be supported. Graduate students can switch to Google Mail in spring 2019. Faculty and staff will receive additional information in summer/fall 2019.

To report phishing messages, submit them as an attachment to the address: itprotect@umass.edu.  View an example of a phishing email

You must forward the message as an attachment.

To forward an email message as an attachment from UMail on the Web:

Select message > Forward As > Attachment from the menu. A new message will open.

Address the new message to itprotect@umass.edu and send.

To forward an email as an attachment from Microsoft Outlook:

Open a new message addressed to itprotect@umass.edu.

Drag the phishing message from your spam folder or inbox into the new message, and send.

To forward an email as an attachment from Mozilla Thunderbird:

Open the phishing message.

Select message > Forward As > Attachment from the menu. A new message will open.

Address the new message to itprotect@umass.edu and send.

To forward an email as an attachment from Outlook Web App:

Right click on the phishing message.

Select Forward as Attachment. A new message will open.

Address the new message to itprotect@umass.edu and send.

To forward an email as an attachment from Apple Mail:

Right click on the phishing message.

Select Forward As Attachment. A new message will open.

Address the new message to itprotect@umass.edu and send.

To Report Phishing in Google Apps:

Open the message. Click the disclosure next to the reply button.

Select Show Original, copy all the information that appears and paste into a new message.

Address the new message to itprotect@umass.edu and send.

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