Advanced security features in Outlook.com Premium

Learn more about the advanced security features offered with Outlook.com Premium.

Note: The Outlook.com Premium standalone offering was closed to new subscribers in October 2017. Many of the benefits in the standalone subscription are now included with subscriptions to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal. To learn more, see Outlook.com Premium closed to new subscribers.

Outlook.com Premium gives you additional protection when you open attachments or links in messages you receive.

Attachments: When you receive messages with attachments, Outlook.com scans the attachments for viruses and malware using advanced detection techniques that provide a higher level of protection than the free version of Outlook.com against newly launched attacks. If Outlook.com detects a dangerous file, it will be removed so you don’t accidentally open it.

Links (coming soon): When you receive messages with links to web pages, Outlook.com checks whether the links are related to phishing scams or are likely to download viruses or malware onto your computer. If you click a link that is deemed to be suspicious, you will be redirected to a warning page.

A screenshot of the unsafe link warning page

We do not recommend clicking through to any web pages that trigger the appearance of the warning page.

These security features apply to premium Outlook.com subscribers who have email accounts ending in @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, and @msn.com.

Advanced security features are not available for third-party email accounts such as @gmail.com and @yahoo.com that are synced to an Outlook.com account.

No. Third-party email accounts such as Gmail.com and Yahoo.com are not covered by the advanced security features.

No. Third-party email accounts such as Gmail.com and Yahoo.com are not covered by the advanced security features.

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