Microsoft plans to allow Office 365 users to view and request the "release" of phishing or spam messages that are automatically blocked by Exchange Online Protection (EOP).
This new feature is designed to allow end-users to retrieve phishing emails that have been accidentally flagged as phishing or spam by the Office 365 EOP.
EOP is a cloud-based filtering service designed to scan and isolate spam or phishing messages with malicious attachments, preventing them from accessing users' Exchange Online inbox.
We understand that managing "false positives" is important to ensure that an email is delivered correctly. "In the past, end-users were not given access to these messages," Microsoft said of the new feature.
Microsoft plans to release the Office 365 ATP Request Release workflow this month and make it generally available to all customers with an Advanced Threat Protection program across all Office 365 environments.
This comes after Microsoft released the Application Guard for Office 365 in a public preview last month, a new feature designed to protect corporate users. The Application Guard will open all files coming from insecure locations within one sandbox which is isolated from their device via hardware-based virtualization.
This feature automatically blocks malicious files that exploit vulnerabilities software. It also prevents downloading additional malicious tools from servers owned by invaders, thus do not enable them to affect the device and user data in any way.
Microsoft has long wanted and is trying to enable users to have a complete picture of their inbox. This may help users to identify some of the malicious emails themselves, without its help company.