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Safety Tips

Exchange Online Protection (EOP) adds, or stamps, a safety tip to email messages that it delivers. These safety tips provide recipients with a quick, visual way to determine if a message if from a safe, verified sender, if the message has been marked as spam by Office 365, if the message contains something suspicious such as a phishing scam, or if external images have been blocked.

The safety tip appears as a color-coded message at the top of an email. Safety tips will warn you about potentially harmful messages. Most messages in your inbox won't have a safety tip. You will only see them when Office 365 has information you need to help prevent spam, phishing, and malware attacks. False positives should be reported to ITS for white listing to make the system more useful.

To view samples of Safety Tips and for more information on the types of messages, visit this Microsoft article on the Safety Tip feature.

If you receive a university communication that is flagged as suspicious or unsafe by a safety tip, you can either inform the sender or contact the IT Support Centre to report it.

Last Updated: June 5, 2017