SOLVED: How To Report Spam Directly to Microsoft Using Outlook 2007 2010 2013

stop-spamIf you have ever wanted to report your spam directly to Microsoft so that they can block future emails using their FOPE (Forefront Online Protection Services), Forefront For Exchange or just the basic Junk mail filter in Outlook, this is the post for you.

Reporting spam to Microsoft is useful as long as you are using a Microsoft product including Outlook, Exchange, Office365, FOPE, and/or Forefront.

There are two ways to send spam for analysis directly to Microsoft:

UPDATE OCT 2015: THIS TOOL STILL HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED TO SUPPORT OUTLOOLK 2016.

A) Install the Spam Reporting Tool into Outlook

  1. Download it directly from Microsoft HERE.  Note that you almost certainly want the 32bit version even if you are running a 64bit Operating System.  Almost everyone runs Office/Outlook 32bit
  2. Install it by clicking next a few times
  3. Restart Outlook
  4. Right click on some spam and select JUNK > REPORT JUNK

B) Manually Send the Spam

This is handy if you hate add-in’s or do not use Outlook for your mail client but do use some other Microsoft service in the backend, like FOPE, Forefront, Exchange, Office365, Hosted Exchange…

  1. Save the message to your desktop
  2. Create a new message and use abuse@messaging.microsoft.com in the TO field
  3. Copy the subject line of the spam into your message
  4. Attached the spam message as any other attachment in your message to Microsoft
  5. Delete everything from the body of your message to Microsoft
  6. Click SEND

Microsoft has taken down the link below (thank you William K) .  However, I have reported a spam message recently to abuse@messaging.microsoft.com and it did not bounce, so I believe this process still works.

For more detail you may find http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff715038.aspx useful

 

Comments

  1. Avatar
    Joe August 23, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    RE: Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook®

    Old thread, but still pertinent and this page is still found on search engines.

    An updated set of add-ins is now available for Outlook 2016/O365.
    while the previous Outlook 2010 add-in did not work after migration to 2016, this updated version does work on 2016/365 as before.

    URL link here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18275

    Supported Operating System
    Windows 10 , Windows 7, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Preview, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Requirements for the Junk Reporting Add-in for Office 2003

    1. Supported version of Outlook: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

    Requirements for the Junk Reporting Add-in for Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016

    1. Supported version of Outlook: Microsoft Outlook 2007 (Service Pack 2 or higher), Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2013, or Microsoft Outlook 2016. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported.

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    Bill Kinchen October 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

    The technet link is broken (page has been taken down). Suspect that Microsoft has lost control of the spamming over at Outlook.com.

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews November 8, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks William. I have confirmed your statement and updated the page.

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