Exchange Online Protection Receives Spam-Fighting Upgrades
Microsoft's cloud-based enterprise email security product gets enhancements that make it tougher to spam corporate networks.Exchange Online Protection, Microsoft's cloud-based malware-busting, anti-spam email protection offering, has new tools that help organizations safeguard their users' inboxes, announced Microsoft Product Manager Shobhit Sahay. The new enhancements include junk mail reporting for Outlook Web App (OWA). "OWA Junk mail reporting will now allow OWA users to move missed spam in the inbox or legitimate mail in the junk mail folder to the correct location and report the message to Microsoft with a few clicks," wrote Sahay in a Feb. 13 blog post. Users can also report false negatives or false positives by clicking on the additional options menu (an ellipsis) that appears near the top of an email or by right-clicking on a message. The few moments it takes for spam detection will keep inboxes cleaner over the long haul, asserted Sahay. "Exchange Online Protection (EOP), the mail protection service included with Office 365, relies on these submissions to improve the accuracy of the junk mail filter, which means less junk in your inbox in the future." Microsoft previewed new options that provide more in-depth mail protection reports for Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection. After a spring update, report links will trigger an interactive window that administrators can use to explore interactive charts that display summary-level information.
Users can click on specific points to drill down to detailed information on spam detections, including type, recipients and senders. A new request feature generates reports on spam detections that are older than seven days.