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  1. Enable and disable Clutter from Admin Panel

    We need to be able to administratively enable and disable Clutter and Clutter notifications.

    1,671 votes
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      239 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for your responses. We appreciate that you’ve taken the time to provide us with feedback to help make our products better.

      We’re actively working on significant improvements to the end user experience with the feature across Outlook clients. This includes improvements to the UX, the classification algorithms, and controls.

      Today, admins have a Power-Shell cmdlet that allows them to control the Clutter feature on a per mailbox level. Details of this can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt586787%28v=exchg.160%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

      Our decision to provide the cmdlet based control for Clutter was based on early feedback we received on the Clutter feature.

      We will continue to improve the admin controls based on the continued feedback. Considering the responses on this forum, it would be helpful to better understand the gaps in the current admin control story. Do you believe the gap here is in not having a tenant level control or not having…

    • Export mailbox in Exchange Online to pst using PowerShell or other method

      Export mailbox in Exchange Online to pst using PowerShell

      1,653 votes
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        76 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • allow the ability to merge 365 accounts seamlessly

        Allow two 365 accounts to be merged without having to rebuild email accounts, move files etc... just move the domain from one 365 account to another after proper verification -- or even by just calling Microsoft support

        1,247 votes
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          120 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a powershell interface from admin area - so you can use powershell directly from the portal page.

          Having this ability to run PowerShell directly will remove the need to connect from on-premises to perform PowerShell tasks. This will also help 100% Mac shops - which cannot run PowerShell at all.

          934 votes
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            16 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Windows Powershell to use MFA

            We want to use Windows Powershell with MFA accounts for more security

            567 votes
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              29 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow turning off focused inbox from portal

              Allow turning off focused inbox from portal

              509 votes
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                95 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • View Current Automapping setting

                Currently there is no way to view whether Automapping of a mailbox is enabled or disabled in office 365. It would be nice to be able to view this value in either powershell or the GUI.

                Additionally it would be nice to be able to turn automapping on or off via the EMC instead of only powershell.

                459 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for Dynamic '+' Email Aliases in Office 365

                  Hello,

                  I am familiar with using a plus sign following my email alias to create dynamic unique addresses for a Gmail account. e.g. test.email+signedup@gmail.com will arrive at my Gmail mailbox, where I can then apply rules based on the 'To:' address. See this page for details: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370

                  I tested this on my Office 365 address and it works, but only for email addresses in my parent domain. Using the aliases on subdomain addresses results in a 'recipient not found' NDR.

                  Does anyone out there have more information on this feature or if it even is one for 365 / Exchange?

                  430 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow admins to turn off likes and @mention - PLEASE!

                    Once again, OWA has new 'features' added which are causing problems - particularly in a School environment such as ours. Likes and @mentions are flying about the system - teachers email a group of students who click the 'like' button and the teacher then gets loads of pings back which they have to deal with! Obviously, this could be useful but PLEASE release an admin UI for the control panel when you add these features so we can CHOOSE whether to let users have these features!

                    418 votes
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                      50 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support conversion to shared mailbox for synced users

                      Currently a mailbox for a synced user can be converted to shared in EAC. This results in a corrupted mailbox object and an Azure AD object that still requires a license. See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2710029. Customers need to move the mailbox to on-premises Exchange, convert it to shared and then move the mailbox back to Exchange Online. This process can be cumbersome and even worse, if customer is not aware of this issue the shared mailbox will be removed after the grace period expires.

                      It should be supported to convert a mailbox to shared for a synced user in Exchange Online,…

                      389 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Implement email address policy

                        On-premises Exchange had Email Address Policies which allowed administrators to define the email addresses (SMTP:alias@domain1.com,smtp:firstname@domain2.com) that would automatically be added to mailboxes.

                        Office 365 desperately needs this functionality so we don't have to resort to over complicated PowerShell scripts.

                        338 votes
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                          23 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create new Remote Shared Mailboxes from hybrid

                          Allow the creation of new remote mailboxes that are 'shared' mailboxes. At present, you have to create a regular user mailbox and then after you have synchronized this to Office 365, you then have to login to the 365 admin portal and convert it to shared. The problem with this method is that the user object on premises will always be shown as an office 365 mailbox and not an office 365 shared mailbox. Just a bit messy.

                          307 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Exchange ActiveSync quarantine should include the (public) IP address the mobile was quarantined from

                            This would make it easier for an administrator to know it the mobile is in the hand of a legitimate user before approval.

                            253 votes
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                              22 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Email notification for password expiration

                              Email notification for password expiration would help! So many users do not see the little tiny quick popup window ever. They start their computer and open Outlook and walk away. This results in never seeing when my password will expire. Would like to have some type of option to have an email sent daily once you hit the 14 day window of needing to reset your password. Would be nice if we could customize it with a company logo also and have the options to change how many times to notify an end user. Maybe we only want one email…

                              235 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • sendas and email alias

                                I would like the ability to send an email as an alias.

                                230 votes
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                                  13 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Email PDF bills rather then requiring users to logon and retrieve them.

                                  We currently have 3 different domains using 365 business premium and would like the bills emailed to us every month rather then having to log in and download the PDF statements/Invoices.

                                  If its possible to add this feature it would be much appreciated

                                  222 votes
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                                    19 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow read only access to Office 365 portal Control Panel

                                    Please provide read only access feature for O365 Admin center

                                    187 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Backup the exchange mailboxes! There is no exchange backup in office365.

                                      When a number of "user created" exchange folders were hard deleted by mistake, we opened a premier case - 116120615030507. To make a long story short, we found out that there is no exchange backup of the exchange mailboxes in this case. If items are accidentally hard deleted by the customer, there is no recovery of the mailbox. This is a worse situation than we had on premise, where we could restore mailboxes.

                                      Accidents happen, nobody is flawless and and you have to be able to restore from backup. We actually had to use a combination of mfc mapi and…

                                      184 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Billing Notifications vs. Global Admins

                                        Any Global Admin automatically gets our Billing Statements. Why is this so rigid? I would like to be able to add an email address to the Billing Notifications, say, "Accounts Payable@ domain.com" but I don't want the Accounting department here to be a Global Admin in Exchange.

                                        By the same token, I might have outside consultants that I want to be Global Admins, but I don't need them getting our billing statements.

                                        163 votes
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                                          16 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow timezone change for message trace

                                          Currently message trace timezone is set to UTC 0. This is really annoying. We should be able to change the timezone for this. There are posts on the forums going back to 2012 requesting this feature... please implement it.

                                          161 votes
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