Report a Phishing Message

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Gmail includes a helpful option for users to report a message as a phishing attempt.  Before using these steps, it may help us if you take a screenshot of the message since the steps below will make the message go away permanently.  Once you take a screenshot, please use the following steps to report it:

  1. Open the message (don’t click on any links, just view the message).
  2. Click the down arrow in the top-right corner of the message.
  3. Click on the “Show original” option, which will open a new window with more details about the message.
  4. Click on the “Download Original” link, which will download a text file to your computer.
  5. Send helpdesk@acu.edu a message with the text file attached so that we have this information.
  6. Click the down arrow in the top-right corner of the message again.
  7. Select the Report Phishing option.
  8. Click the button to confirm and report it.