Office 365 Retention Policies
Nov18

Office 365 Retention Policies

KB ID 0001620 Problem Most things in Office 365 operate on a 30 day retention principle, but what if you are governed by restrictions that require you to retain your data for 5 years or 7 years in some cases? We have had Retention policies in Exchange for years, and I knew you could create a policy in exchange online, but what about OneDrive or SharePoint data? Well with O365 you can specify a ‘top level’ retention policy...

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Hybrid Exchange: ‘Mailbox Delegation’ Missing?
Oct11

Hybrid Exchange: ‘Mailbox Delegation’ Missing?

KB ID 0001607 Problem This was asked on EE this morning, if you are on a Hybrid Exchange environment then you cannot allocate Mailbox Delegation to an Office365 mailbox; However you can add ‘Mailbox Delegation’ to a ‘local mailbox’. This is completely normal behaviour, to allocate mailbox delegation permissions to your Office 365 mailboxes, you need to use PowerShell. Managing Mailbox Delegation Permissions in...

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Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’
May30

Exchange: ‘Can’t find the Organizational Unit that you specified’

KB ID 0001561 Problem I’ve not actually seen this myself, but it was asked on a forum, and I managed to replicate it on the bench. When working on a user or mailbox in Exchange  you may see the following error; Error Can’t find the organisational unit that you specified, Make sure that you have typed the OU’s identity correctly Solution This happens because you have a ‘Slash’ ‘/’in the...

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Office 365: Stop One User Sending Attachments
May01

Office 365: Stop One User Sending Attachments

KB ID 0001544 Problem If you have one, (or more) users and you want to BLOCK those users from sending ANY email attachments, here’s how to do it; Solution Log into your Office 365 tenancy with administrative access > Admin > Admin Centers > Exchange Admin > Mail Flow > Rules > Add > Filter Message By Size. Name: Give it a sensible name. Apply This Rule If: The message size is greater than or equal to = 1.00...

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Office 365: Allow Mail Relay Through Exchange Online
Oct21

Office 365: Allow Mail Relay Through Exchange Online

KB ID 0001480 Problem If you are used to running ‘on-prem’ Exchange then allowing an IP/Hostname to relay mail (sent mail through without authenticating) it’s handy for things like older multifunction scanners, or applications that need to send emails. Now you SHOULD be sending mail through Office 365 ‘authenticated’, but that’s not always possible. Solution From Office 365,Launch The Exchange admin...

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Exchange and the LegacyExchangeDN Problem
Sep07

Exchange and the LegacyExchangeDN Problem

KB ID 0001468 Problem Why do we have the Exchange LegacyDN? It’s a throwback, from a time when we had our users, and our mail users in different databases. Below you can see the ExchangeLegacyDN for this Exchange on-premise user; /O=First Organisation/OU=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn={something-user-specific} Who cares? Well they are still important, if you send an internal email (to someone in...

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