Allow delegates the ability to access Exchange Online Archive without Full Access permissions
When a user provides delegate access to calendar or folders, they should have the ability to apply the same permissions on their Exchange Online Archive without providing full access permissions for the delegate. When the permission is applied on the folder level of the Exchange Online Archive, it should be easy for the delegate to access the Exchange Online Archive in Outlook or Outlook Web App.
Microsoft please add a way for delegates to access folders with full access. It appears the permissions can already be applied in the same manner from the principals Outlook. There is just does not appear to be a way to open the Online Archive mailbox in Outlook or OWA.
Come on Microsoft! Make this change happen fast!
This is a much needed ability. Without being able to access my lawyers archived emails it greatly hinders the ability for me to complete the tasks in a timely manner.
Dorita McGrath commented
I must say that as a delegate to my principals emails it is a necessary feature to allow delegates access to reading, forwarding principal's archived emails especially in a law firm environment. Please put this access/feature to delegates. In order to access my principal's archived emails/calendar invites which is done more frequent then not. Many thanks, Dorita McGrath
In the legal industry, something like this is crucial. I'm sure this also applies to other industries. Seeing that this post is 4 years old, it looks like this is not one of MS' priorities.
It should be, however; providing full access on the mailbox, to provide access to a delegate to the Online Archive, also grants access to Send As. Yes, you read it right, Send As (and not Send on behalf). So in the end, as a Firm who takes its security controls seriously, we do not grant our legal assistants access to their lawyers' online archive. What do you think happens then, when the lawyers really need this work done by their assistants? Passwords get shared, which is even worse, and something we do not really have control over.
hoping that MS soon gives options to grant this access for executive delegates without granting them full mailbox access.
Professionally, this would allow assistants to assist their bosses with the many emails, most sent automatically, to keep their inboxes clean.