Fight spam with new outlook add-in

A feature in Outlook

We have added a new feature and you will soon have it in your outlook, just keep it online.
It can be found underneath Home in outlook.



So what is so special with this add-ins?
As we are depending as many other companies on office365 protection.
But we all can help out to make it better, by report emails that we see that are Junk, Phishing or not junk.

So if you see junk/spam phishing email report it, when you do that you will get a message like this.

This add-in can be published to entire organization or specific people or group.


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FIGHT SPAM o365

Office 365 already does several things for spam and phishing filtering [3], but there are a few things that customers can do to help cut down on these types of messages:

Submit spam and phishing samples back to Office 365

This is important!

The reason to submit spam back to Microsoft is that it greatly assists in speeding up the discovery of new campaigns as well as the replication of updated signatures. Abuse submissions are combined with multiple other data sources as confirmation signals for faster signature updates. This is true even if we are currently catching the campaign (i.e., the user received spam and our signatures subsequently updated, and then the user submits it to us).

To submit spam to Office 365, please refer to this blog post:

* Submitting spam to Office 365 
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tzink/archive/2014/09/12/submitting-spam-back-to-office-365.aspx 
       
Submit malware to Microsoft
If the message is malware and not spam, you can submit it to Microsoft:

* Microsoft Malware Protection Center submission portal 
https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/submission/submit.aspx

Microsoft and Office 365 use these samples to update our anti-malware engines. You can also submit to VirusTotal. Office 365 uses 3 anti-malware engines and all of them are on VirusTotal, who shares samples amongst the other anti-malware companies.

Enable Bulk mail filtering

While neither spam nor phishing, many customers often identify bulk email as spam. The bulk mail feature should be enabled as it can help cut down on the overall level of spam complaints, even if the content is bulk rather than explicitly malicious. For more information, see my previous blog post:

* Different Levels of Bulk Mail Filtering in Office 365 
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tzink/archive/2014/08/25/different-levels-of-bulk-mail-filtering-in-office-365.aspx

Invest in User Education

User education is one of the most important aspects of anti-phishing. While technology is one component, users need to be aware of the risks. There are several free resources:

* OnlineGuard.gov’s Antiphishing Page 
http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0003-phishing

* The Anti-Phishing Working Group’s advice to avoid phishing scams 
http://apwg.org/resources/overview/avoid-phishing-scams

For larger organizations, they may want the services of companies that provide anti-phishing education, conducting campaigns to help train users to become more aware of the phishing problem. Two of the ones I am aware of are:

* PhishMe 
http://phishme.com/

* PhishGuru 
http://www.wombatsecurity.com/phishguru

A combination of technology plus user education is the best method of preventing falling for phishing scams.