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BleachBit’s claim of permanently deleting emails from Exchange

In a recent news segment featuring BleachBit, Fox Business questioned whether Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have used the software to permanently delete emails from her mail server. The segment features BleachBit lead developer Andrew Viem. Politics and click bait headlines aside, readers will find the claims interesting. How to delete secret emails from […]

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Use a PowerShell function to get AutoDiscover XML

If you manage Exchange or support Exchange Online users, you may need to retrieve the AutoDiscover XML response. You can use the Test E-mail AutoConfiguration option in Outlook or the AutoDiscover tests in Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer to retrieve the AutoDiscover response. The good news is you can also use a PowerShell one-liner or function […]

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Issue with Symantec Enterprise Vault and Exchange 2013 fixed in Exchange 2013 CU8

Microsoft released Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 8 (CU8) yesterday. See KB 3030080: Cumulative Update 8 for Exchange Server 2013 for more details, including a list of fixes included in CU8. Symantec has documented an issue with Symantec Enterprise Vault™, Symantec’s on-premises archiving solution, and Exchange 2013 CU6 and CU7. The corresponding Microsoft KBA Symantec […]

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Archiving in the cloud: Recover and restore Inactive Mailboxes in Exchange Online

An employee leaves the organization and your organization requires that mailboxes be preserved for a certain period, ranging anywhere from two to seven years or more, to meet business or regulatory compliance requirements, including eDiscovery. Mailbox content should be preserved and discoverable using In-Place eDiscovery during this period. Exchange Online allows you to use Inactive […]

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Change mailbox audit logging age limit in Exchange 2010 and later

In Exchange 2010 and later, you can use Mailbox Audit Logging to enable auditing of mailboxes for actions taken by mailbox owners, delegates and administrators. You can log events such as mailbox access, folder access, item access, deletes, hard deletes, moves, etc. For details, see Mailbox Audit Logging in Exchange 2013 documentation. By default, mailbox […]

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Remove a mobile device from your Exchange account

Most users switch to new mobile devices or add new ones. Over a period of time, your Exchange mailbox may have quite a few mobile devices. If you’re not using a smartphone or other Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) device (including Windows 8/Windows RT tablets, Apple iPad or other iOS devices), you can remove it from your […]

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Microsoft to release PST Capture tool to search, import and destroy PST files

Microsoft has announced it will release PST Capture, a free tool to search .PST files, import them into Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Online and (optionally) destroy the files. Exchange mailbox data is stored on Exchange servers – either on-premises in your organization’s datacenter, or in Exchange Online if you’re using Microsoft’s new Office 365 […]

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Exchange 2010 Personal Archives and Client Access

In Exchange 2010, you can provision Personal Archives for your users. A personal archive, or an archive mailbox, is an additional mailbox where users can move older messages or messages that they don’t need to access frequently but may still want to retain for a longer period. You can also apply a Retention Policy to […]

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Using Transport Rules to protect your organization from the ‘Here You Have’ Worm

The Here You Have worm, also known as Visal.B, has been spreading through network shares and email (more details on Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center web site). When spreading through email, the worm sends itself to your contacts with the following strings in the Subject field and message body: Subject: Here you have Body: Hello: This […]

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Facebook, Welcome to Microsoft Outlook

When the Outlook team launched the Outlook Social Connector for Outlook 2010, LinkedIn and MySpace were the only 2 social network providers supported. Like most users my first reaction was “What about Facebook?” The Outlook Social Connector is a great addition to Outlook, but the lack of Facebook— without a doubt the most popular social […]

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