Setting up Microsoft Advanced Delivery lets you easily bypass spam filtering and quarantine to ensure that your simulated phishing emails arrive to your end users' mailboxes.

How to set up Microsoft Advanced Delivery

Step One - Open the Microsoft 365 Defender portal

Go to the Microsoft 365 Defender portal at https://security.microsoft.com

Step Two - Find Advanced Delivery

Go to Email & Collaboration > Policies & Rules > Threat policies > Rules > Advanced Delivery

Step Three - Open the Phishing simulation tab

You will find this next to the SecOps mailbox tab.

Step Four - Add or Edit your simulation settings

Click Add to configure a new simulation or Edit if you already have settings in place.

Step Five - Enter the Sending domain(s)

You should add each uPhish domain you wish to send simulations from, but this is limited to 10 domains so you should only enter what you require.

Step Six - Enter the Sending IPs

The usecure IP addresses are listed below:

198.21.6.191

168.245.56.242

Step Seven - Enter the Simulation URL(s)

You should add a URL for each landing page domain you wish to use. You will need to use a wildcard in order for the phishing URL to be detected e.g. itsupports.com/*

NOTE: Your simulations must use the same sender and landing page domain in order for links to be permitted via Advanced Delivery. Alternatively you can configure a mail flow rule to disable safe links.


Step Eight - Save your settings

Click Add (or Save if editing an existing config). There can be a delay in configuration changes taking effect. We recommend that you send a test phishing email to check that the Advanced Delivery config is working.

You can also read instructions for the above on the Microsoft Website.

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