SPAM alert from "Microsoft Outlook"? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Outlook 2013

    today i received several SPAM alerts/emails where the sender is "Microsoft Outlook". when i try to mark the email as Junk, it says cannot because the sender is internal.

    is this legitimate SPAM?

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:55 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Given this situation, please check the email address of the sender rather than display name. Microsoft's official mailbox has a suffix: @microsoft.com.
    Besides, it is also suggested to view full message Headers as a double check:
    1. Double-click the email message to display it in its own full window.
    2. Select “File” > “Properties“.
    3. The Properties window is displayed. View the message header in the “Internet headers” field at the bottom of the window.
    4. Check the sender’s email address. 

    To learn more about email and web scams, see the Protect yourself from phishing.

    In addition, it is suggested to create a transport rule to block the sender as a workaround:

    Hope this can be helpful.


    Aidan Wang

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    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:31 AM