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  1. 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?

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    149 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Export mailbox in Exchange Online to pst using PowerShell or other method

    Export mailbox in Exchange Online to pst using PowerShell

    2,770 votes
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    116 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    2,337 votes
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    209 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Enable and disable Clutter from Admin Panel

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

    1,765 votes
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    244 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…

  5. Allow turning off focused inbox from portal

    Allow turning off focused inbox from portal

    1,724 votes
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  6. 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.

    1,259 votes
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  7. 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.

    1,208 votes
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    40 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow contacts in your GAL to sync to Mobile phone contacts just as Exchange does.

    Allow contacts in your GAL to sync to Mobile phone contacts just as Exchange does.

    810 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Allow to see private emails in shared mailboxes in outlook (in OWA you can see them)

    Short:

    On shared mailboxes in office 365 emails that are flagged by the sender as private are hidden. In OWA they are visible.

    Long:

    Users having full access to the shared mailbox do not see emails sent with a private flag - and they do not get informed about it. The emails are just silently hidden by outlook without any further notice. Quite stupid, for a shared mailbox (e.g. incoming orders!)

    We discovered that by coincidence: Our users were concerned because the number of unread emails was increasing - although there were no unread emails visible for them.

    If they…

    786 votes
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  10. Enable Windows Powershell to use MFA

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

    698 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    697 votes
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  12. 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…

    597 votes
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  13. 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!

    586 votes
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  14. Delegated Admin (Partner) able to convert tennant mailbox to shared.

    Currently there is an issue with permissions if you use the partner delegated admin to convert a user to a shared mailbox. You must log into the tenant as a global admin in order to accomplish this.

    As a delegated admin we should be able to manipulate mailboxes as needed to ensure an enjoyable client experience.

    576 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Exchange Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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,…

    488 votes
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  16. Deleting an item in a shared mailbox should move the item to the shared mailbox's deleted items

    Today you have to use the regkey DelegateWastebasketStyle to control the behaviour when deleting items in a shard mailbox.

    This should have a PowerShell command, just like for sent items (set-mailbox shared@contoso.com -MessageCopyForSentAsEnabled $True)

    One of the companys i manage Office365 for has, no AD which means no GPO's to use with regkeys, no consistensy in Office versions and thus this gets unmanageble.

    Please add a way for me to control this centrally in Exchange Online.

    463 votes
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  17. 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.

    461 votes
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  18. Disable Automapping for Mailboxes from Admin Center

    Proposal: Have the option through GUI to disable automapping for inboxes, and/or certain individuals that have permission to that inbox.

    Explanation: When you assign permissions for someone to a particular inbox (including shared) it automatically adds the mailbox to their Outlook profile - this has caused us issues. While it can be disabled through PowerShell, it's very tedious to go through and remove each user and then add each user to every inbox with automapping disabled.

    451 votes
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  19. 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.

    425 votes
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  20. Configure Preferences for Report Message Add-In

    The Report Message Add-In can be deployed centrally but there should be a method to control the settings/preferences in it centrally. For example, set the default option for reporting preference (e.g. always send, never send, ask every time). This should be configurable somewhere (e.g. registry key, GPO, Centralized Deployment manager, Exchange Online policy, etc. The default to ask every time is not the setting we want for our organization, but there is no way currently to reconfigure the default. Please reconsider this.

    421 votes
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