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This Script is part of the Phishing Pack.#

Supported versions

Supported Cortex XSOAR versions: 6.1.0 and later.

A script for deleting reported phishing emails from the mailbox in which they were reported.


The script was specifically developed for use by the Delete Reported Email layout on the Phishing - Generic v3 playbook, and should not be used elsewhere.

Script Data#

Script Typepython3
Cortex XSOAR Version6.1.0


Argument NameDescription
delete_typeThe type of deletion - soft allows restoring, hard doesn't. Not relevant for O365 and Search & Compliance.
delete_from_brandThe brand for which to delete this email from. The default value is the incident using the brand.
search_nameArgument used for the generic polling flow within the security and compliance search.
pollingUse the Cortex XSOAR built-in polling to retrieve the result when it's ready.
interval_in_secondsInterval in seconds between each poll.


DeleteReportedEmail.resultWhether the deletion operation was successful, skipped, or failedString
DeleteReportedEmail.deletion_failure_reasonThe reason of failure if the deletion operation failed or skippedString
DeleteReportedEmail.delete_typeWhether the deletion operation was hard or soft.String
DeleteReportedEmail.using_brandThe email service that was used to delete the email.String
DeleteReportedEmail.email_subjectThe subject of the deleted email.String
DeleteReportedEmail.message_idThe message ID of the deleted email.String


  • If the Reported Email Origin field is missing or has a value of None, the script will not be able to locate the email and fail.
    This can happen if the email forwarded to the listener mailbox was not forwarded as an attachment (with an EML file) as it should.
  • If either the Reported Email Message ID or Reported Email To fields are missing, the cause is likely to be one of the following:
    • An EML file was not attached to the email.
    • The playbook is being used as a sub-playbook, causing the EML file to exist only in the parent playbook.
    • The Process Email - Generic v2 sub-playbook failed, or the ParseEmailFilesV2 step within it specifically failed.