The New Rights Management Service

This blog is the start of a series of articles I will write over the next few months on how to ensure that your data is encrypted and secured to only the people you want to access it, and only for the level of rights you want to give them. The technology that we will… Continue reading The New Rights Management Service

Message Classifications, Exchange 2013, Exchange Online and Outlook

Message Classifications are a way to tag email with a property that describes the purpose of the email, for example “Internal Use Only” might be a classification to tell the recipient of the email that the message should not be forwarded. Classifications are configured by administrators and appear shortly after creation in Outlook Web App,… Continue reading Message Classifications, Exchange 2013, Exchange Online and Outlook

Cannot Send Emails To Office 365 or Exchange Online Protection Using TLS

I have found this is a common issue. You set up an Exchange Online Hybrid or Exchange Online Protection (EOP) stand alone service and follow all the instructions for the creating of the connectors needed, only to find that your emails queue in your Exchange Server. If you turn on protocol logging you get this… Continue reading Cannot Send Emails To Office 365 or Exchange Online Protection Using TLS

Whitelisting Salesforce Emails in Exchange Online Protection

In this article, Salesforce list three IP address ranges (by way of CIDR notation) where their emails can come from when you are a Salesforce.com user. To ensure these emails come to all users of your organization if you are using Exchange Online Protection (EOP) then you have to create a transport rule to attempt… Continue reading Whitelisting Salesforce Emails in Exchange Online Protection

Outlook Archive Appears to be Duplicated

A client sent me the following screenshot today, and though redacted you can see that their Outlook mailbox has more than one Online Archive showing: This users mailbox was not the only one in the company, but you can see how the mailbox is showing three Online Archives and seemingly all for the same mailbox.… Continue reading Outlook Archive Appears to be Duplicated

Moving Exchange Online Protection Junk Mail to the Junk Email Folder

If you use Exchange Online Protection (EOP) to filter your email in the cloud and to remove spam and malware before onward delivery to you, and if you use Exchange 2007 or later on-premises, then you need to configure Exchange to move detected spam to the Junk Email folder in Outlook. By default EOP detects… Continue reading Moving Exchange Online Protection Junk Mail to the Junk Email Folder

Journal Alternative Mailbox and No Inbox Rules

In the event of your journal mailbox going offline, any journal reports destined for these mailboxes will queue. After two days (though this time is the expiry time for messages in your Exchange organization, so may be different) the message will expire and an NDR sent to the sender of the journal report. The problem… Continue reading Journal Alternative Mailbox and No Inbox Rules

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Spam Filtering to Outlook’s Junk E-Mail Folder

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is a cloud hosted email anti-spam and antivirus filtering system. Amongst the options to filter away your spam, one of the options to to allow the email to be flagged and sent on into your on-premises email system, and then managing it there. If you have Exchange 2007 or… Continue reading Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Spam Filtering to Outlook’s Junk E-Mail Folder

Missing the Message Tracking Log Explorer in Exchange 2013? Not anymore…

Exchange 2013 has removed a number of user interfaces that existed in Exchange 2010, one of them being the Message Tracking toolbox utility: In Exchange 2013 you can search for an individual messages in the Exchange Control Panel (https://servername/ecp) by selecting mail flow > delivery reports. But this tool requires you to specify the source… Continue reading Missing the Message Tracking Log Explorer in Exchange 2013? Not anymore…

Installing and Configuring AD RMS and Exchange Server

Earlier this week at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC 2012) I led a session titled Configuring Rights Management Server for Office 365 and Exchange On-Premises [E14.314]. This blog shows three videos covering installation, configuration and integration of RMS with Exchange 2010 and Office 365. For Exchange 2013, the steps are mostly identical. Installing AD RMS… Continue reading Installing and Configuring AD RMS and Exchange Server

Highly Available Geo Redundancy with Outbound Send Connectors in Exchange 2003 and Later

This is something I’ve been meaning to write down for a while. I wrote an answer for this question to LinkedIn about a week ago and I’ve just emailed a MCM Exchange consultant with this – so here we go… If you configure a Send Connector (Exchange 2007 and 2010) or Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector… Continue reading Highly Available Geo Redundancy with Outbound Send Connectors in Exchange 2003 and Later

Domain Redirection and BPOS to Office 365 Migration

With Microsoft Exchange Online via BPOS (the precursor to Office 365) you were able to configure a simple CNAME redirection to make access to OWA easier for your users. For example, you could create a CNAME in DNS for mail.fabrikam.com (where fabrikam.com is your domain in BPOS) which pointed to go.domains.live.com and then when users… Continue reading Domain Redirection and BPOS to Office 365 Migration

Fix Federation Trust Issues After Exchange Server Recovery

I had a need to recover an Exchange Server following a blue screen after patching that I could not undo. I had the databases intact, and of course Active Directory was installed on a different server so I installed a new server and ran setup /m:recoverserver (after installing all the updates and hotfixes that is).… Continue reading Fix Federation Trust Issues After Exchange Server Recovery

Office 365 Hybrid Coexistence and Edge Server

One of the delights in my job is when Microsoft give me a call and ask me how something works in one of their products! Such a call came today and it involved get Office 365 hybrid coexistence working with an Edge Server. Exchange Server Deployment Assistant does not have the answer to this issue;… Continue reading Office 365 Hybrid Coexistence and Edge Server

Hub Transport Load Balancing

In Exchange 2010 (not SP1) and Exchange 2007 there was no memory of unavailable transport servers and so the round robin method of load balancing across the hubs in the target delivery site or smarthosts used by connectors sourced to your current server was just that – round robin. Though if a server was unavailable… Continue reading Hub Transport Load Balancing