Email, Spam Control, How to report a spam or phishing email

How do I report a suspicious email that I have received?

To report a suspicious email, send the message with full headers to The best way to report messages is to create a new email and attach (drag-n-drop) the suspicious email as an attachment: Forwarding Email Messages as an Attachment

Email sent to: is automatically submitted to our vendor for evaluation
  • If the email is determined to be spam, phish, viral, etc, they will generate a new spam signature and automatically update our email relays.  
  • The Email Relays and Security Teams monitor the 'report-spam' queue, however,
    • There is no feedback returned about email submitted to 'report-spam' because of the high volume
  • If there is an immediate need due to a new attack, please include and in your email.   
  • This will inform the teams about a new attack so they can create appropriate rules at the network firewall (security team) and email firewall (email relay team) to block inbound or outbound traffic to offending sites. 



Keywords:phishing report spam   Doc ID:50007
Owner:Email Relays E.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-04-06 09:38 CDTUpdated:2021-02-04 10:22 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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