Disable automatic email forwarding in Office 365 and Exchange Server

Exchange Server and Exchange Online allow your users to automatically forward email to an external email address. Over the years, I’ve written about forwarding email to an external email address in Exchange, the risks of forwarding work email to personal email accounts and listing users with email forwarding enabled. Figure 1: Automatic email forwarding options […]

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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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Apple OS X 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 Updates

Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 which fix a bunch of Exchange and Microsoft platform issues. Interestingly, Apple has started adding an Enterprise content section to its update articles. For OS X 10.10.2: From DL1785, OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Update: Enterprise content For enterprise customers, this update: Improves performance for browsing […]

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Is GoGo’s use of a fake SSL certificate a Man-In-The-Middle attack?

Adrienne Porter Felt, an engineer on Google’s Chrome security team, recently found in-flight WiFi service provider GoGo using a fake certificate for Google.com and tweeted the following, with a screenshot. hey @Gogo, why are you issuing *.google.com certificates on your planes? pic.twitter.com/UmpIQ2pDaU — Adrienne Porter Felt (@__apf__) January 2, 2015 If you’re a GoGo customer, […]

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Net neutrality and how ISPs can impact your email security

There was a time ISPs limited themselves to providing layer 3 connectivity. You got a connection, and if the link was up and your computer or network configured correctly for Internet Protocol (IP) communication, you could send and receive TCP/IP packets over that link. The ISP controlled the bandwidth, which is the maximum rate at […]

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Choosing the right ultrabook: Asus Zenbook, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

If you spend greater part of your workday on a notebook/ultrabook, selecting your primary work tool is as important as selecting race cars is to race car drivers and selecting cameras & lighting equipment is to photographers. Some obsess over it more than others. I confess to being firmly in the latter category. I won’t […]

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Microsoft makes Office 365 the cloud productivity service to beat

Pushed back from its normal summer schedule to early fall, Microsoft’s last TechEd conference TechEd Europe 2014 could have been a ho hum affair. Evidently, Microsoft had different plans. In a slew of announcements at TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona, Microsoft has raised the bar significantly to make Office 365, the cloud-based productivity service, an almost irresistible proposition […]

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Synchronize your PowerShell Profile with OneDrive

I make frequent changes to my PowerShell profile and like to have the same PowerShell envirnoment on all computers that I use PS from. To accomplish this, I used to copy the PowerShell profile to a folder on OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive) and copy it back to the WindowsPowerShell folder on other computers – […]

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The Garage Series show from MEC 2014: What’s New in Exchange 2013 SP1…

I’ve been participating in the Garage Series shows with host Jeremy Chapman. Most shows are recorded live at Microsoft events such as TechEd, TechReady (an internal Microsoft technical event), Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) and Microsoft SharePoint Conference, on the road (some recent ones have been in Prague and Hong Kong). You can find the shows […]

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Connection Filtering and RBLs in Exchange 2013

Exchange 2003 and later have included Connection Filtering in its repertoire of built-in anitspam tools. In Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010, this is implemented using the Connection Filtering agent, a transport agent. Connection Filtering agent offers the following functionality: IP Allow List and IP Block List: Static lists of IP addresses you can populate to […]

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