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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tips on Reporting Phishing

When you report a phishing email to phishing@umn.edu, it is extremely helpful if you can give us the complete email, with  headers and all the links intact. This helps us identify the email and put measures in to protect our community members from such scams.

         To view headers in Gmail, click the arrow next to the Reply button in the upper right-corner of the message to open the pull-down menu. Select Show original. Save the result as a text file and send as an attachment.

Other e-mail clients         
 SpamCop offers a page of links showing how to view header information for a large number of e-mail clients:        

        IMPORTANT: Because Google now triggers on the content when you report phishing - you need to send the report as an attachment - see


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