Alerts in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

Use the alerts features in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center to view and manage alerts for your Office 365 organization, including managing advanced alerts as part of Advanced Security Management alerts.

How to get to the Office 365 alerts features

Alerts in Office 365 are in the Security & Compliance Center. Here's how to get to the page.

To go directly to the Security & Compliance Center:

  1. Go to https://protection.office.com.

  2. Sign in to Office 365 using your work or school account.

  3. In the left pane, click Alerts to see the alerts features.

To go to the Security & Compliance Center using the Office 365 app launcher:

  1. Sign in to Office 365 using your work or school account.

  2. Click the app launcher App launcher button in the upper left corner, and then click the Security & Compliance tile.

  3. In the left pane, click Alerts to see the alerts features.

Alerts features

The following table describes the tools that are available under Alerts in the Security & Compliance Center.

Tool

Description

Manage alerts

Use activity alerts to send email notifications to yourself or other administrators when users perform specific activities in Office 365. Activity alerts are similar to searching the Office 365 audit log for events, except that you'll be sent an email message when an event that you've created an alert for occurs.

View security alerts

Security alerts in Office 365 are listed in the Security & Compliance Center in one location where you can review them and take action. The types of alerts you can see include Account Protection and Spam Submission alerts.

Manage advanced alerts

Use the Manage advanced alerts feature of Advanced Security Management to set up policies that can alert you to suspicious and anomalous activity in Office 365. After you're alerted, you can investigate situations that are potentially problematic and, if needed, take action to address security issues.

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