Office 365 implement Safe Links Policy (Manual)

Safe links is part of Defender for Office 365 that scans and rewrites URL’s in inbound email messages, Teams and other locations. Safe Links is an additional security layer on top of anti-spam and anti-malware protection. Safe Links scanning can help protect your organization from malicious links that are used in phishing and other attacks.

To be able to use the Safe Links (and other features) of Microsoft Defender you will need to have the Microsoft Defender license Plan 1 or 2. This license is also included in the following subscriptions:

  • Office 365 E5
  • Office 365 A5
  • Microsoft 365 E5 Security
  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium (Plan 1 only)

With the following steps you should be able to setup up Safe Links in no time.

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Anti-Spoofing Exchange Online rule (Manual)

Fraudulent emails are becoming a common cyber threat. Anti-spoofing mail rules set up in Office 365 can help. In these phishing schemes, scammers research internal company names and send emails that look like they are coming from the CEO or someone else in the company. Typically the scam emails request a wire transfer or other proprietary information. 

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Exchange Online mail flow rules can tag the email with a disclaimer to alert the recipient that it may be a scam. The rule can be set up so if an email is coming from outside the organization, but is from an internal domain, the disclaimer will be added to the top of the email, or even be deleted. Here’s how to set up Office 365 Anti-Spoofing Mail Rules.  

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