Submission and notification for 3rd Party Phishing Simulations

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Hi folks,


we are currently using a 3rd party phishing simulation tool which works fine and Advanced Delivery is activated so the emails are tagged correctly as "Phish simulation". Also we have implemented the "Report Phishing" button so we see the reported emails in the User Submission in M365 Defender Security Center and can notify the user from there.


The problem is now when a user reports an email from the phishing simulation tool we are unable to notify the user that this email is phishing. So if we click the "mark and notify as" phishing we get the message "The selected items contain phish simulation training mail, please unselect them.". 



I found out that by manipulating the response from the server I can still inform the user, however it does not save what category it was tagged into. 


Is there a solution or workaround to also use the notify function in case the email is a phishing simulation?


Thank you!


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Dont worry we have an upcoming change from Microsoft Defender for Office 365 which should help streamline this for you. There is no ETA for that. also we cannot share anything more than this at the moment