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Sending a Message as an Attachment (Spam, Phishing, or for Verification)
If you received an email message to your UCCS email account that you suspect is:
  • Spam
  • Phishing
  • Or are unsure if it is a legitimate UCCS email

You can attach the message as an attachment and send it to UCCS OIT at helpdesk@uccs.edu for further review.

  • In certain cases, OIT may also request an attached copy of an email for troubleshooting purposes not related to the above

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Option One

Step 1: Find the Message to Attach and Forward as Attachment

  • Right-click on the message and press Forward as Attachment
  • Note: If you do not see Forward as Attachment, proceed with Option Two
    • Your version of Outlook 2016 may be out-of-date. Please contact OIT if you'd like assistance updating Microsoft Office

Step 2: Send the email to helpdesk@uccs.edu

  • The message is now attached
  • Please include any other relevant information ("Suspected Spam/Phishing", "Is this a real UCCS email?", etc.)
  • Press Send

Option Two

Step 1: Click New Email

Step 2: Drag and Drop the Message to the New Email Window

  • Arranging the windows side-by-side may be helpful
  • Click and drag the message to attach over to the new email window and let go

Step 3: Send the email to helpdesk@uccs.edu

  • The message is now attached
  • Please include any other relevant information ("Suspected Spam/Phishing", "Is this a real UCCS email?", etc.)
  • Press Send