Published April 13, 2021

Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Spam detection report to be retired in July

Reference ID: MC250529

MC250529 – Microsoft will retire the Spam detection report from Microsoft Defender for Office 365 beginning July 30, 2021. Microsoft is also retiring the PowerShell cmdlet associated with the Spam detection reportGet-MailDetailSpamReport.

Before Microsoft fully initiates the retirement of the standalone Spam detection report, they will include spam catches in the Threat protection status report; today it includes only phish and malware catches.

You are receiving this message because their reporting indicates your organization may be using the Spam detection report.

Key points

  • Timing: July 30, 2021
  • Action: transition from the Spam detection report to the Threat protection status report 

What you need to do to prepare

Instead of using Spam detection report, Microsoft recommends you use the Threat protection status report, which is where they will continue to invest their resources.

You might want update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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