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  1. We do cannot trace emails based on Subject

    We do cannot trace emails based on Subject , specially when we are dealing with SPAM emails that got delivered to almost all users

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    5 comments  ·  Message Trace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Message Trace Attachment Attribute missing

    Message Trace do not include Attachment property and by only knowing attachment name you cannot find it. For example knowing a specific attachment has been leaked out from company but you cannot search it from the Trace.

    74 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Message Trace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow replies from encrypted email with ome v2 to automatically decrypt

    Adding encryption ome v2 (encrypt-only) to outbound emails with sensitive data detection is easy enough. However when that email is opened by the recipient and replied to, the email comes in encrypted to the sender, who has to go thru the process to decrypt. There is an option in the EOP rule to "Remove Office 365 Message Encryption and right protection" however fails since the predicate must match "The sender is located?" "Inside the organization". This is no problem with ome v1 but is not working with ome v2. Need to add the capability to decrypt those messages automatically.

    73 votes
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    1 comment  ·  DLP & Transport Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add search for failed login attempts to Audit Log Search

    Right now the audit log search allows for searching user sign-ins but not failed login attempts. This can be accessed by exporting the events but having that feature available in the search would make it more convenient to get an at-a-glance view of failed attempts and the IP addresses that are attempting to get access. This is not to say I don't trust Microsoft's ability to detect suspicious logins; it's more for our own situational awareness of where *********** attempts are coming from.

    73 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Auditing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. To allow more than 30 messages per minute maybe up to 50?

    Currently office365 has a messaging limit of 30 per minute. It would be idial to have this increased to maybe at least 50 per minute.

    71 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Spam & Phishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The referenced limits only apply to hosted mailboxes. These limits are in place to prevent abuse on multiple fronts (unlike some limits, this is not simply a matter of adding capacity, since spammers would also be able to take advantage of higher limits). For applications which need to send bulk email, it is not necessarily a current best practice to use an Office 365 hosted mailbox.

    One issue with the suggestion is that while 50 may be enough for your company’s application today, it may not be enough in the future, or for someone else — how much is enough?

    We will certainly periodically re-visit all limits in the service as we have consistently done, and raise those which we can raise. We are certainly considering all options including future features & offerings. However, at this time, we feel that using a bulk mailer or on-premises server for mass email…

  6. Admins be able to delete unsent mail from queue

    Office 365 admins should be able to go into the mail flow queue and delete or resend emails that show "stuck" (either pending for a long time) or duplicate emails.

    71 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Create Content searches based on message ID, Time, and null/blank subjects.

    Employee's send out emails with no subjects all the time, however I am unable to add a null/blank subject as a condition in content search.

    I am also unable to content search or filter based off of message ID.

    There is also no time option, only date, as a search condition.

    This makes content searching for an email with no subject a huge pain.

    Please add the ability to create content searches based off of blank/null subjects, sent time between X and Y, and based off of message ID in the mail headers as an option.

    70 votes
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    1 comment  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. delete content from content search through gui not using New-ComplianceSearchAction

    Currently users with the ediscovery role can run search for content and download that content. Using the New-ComplianceSearchAction -purge -softdelete you can delete this content (which we use for deleting spam or malware emails out of mailboxes). We do not want our security operations team to use powershell to complete these deletes so we have to write a gui to provide this functionality. Please enable the ability to complete deletes within the SCC itself

    68 votes
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    4 comments  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Audit Log Functionality for New Inbox / Forwarding Rule / Mass Failed Logins

    As a support provider I've seen an influx of fraudulent access cases. I would like to see an audit log option (and alert) for Inbox and Forwarding Rules as well as for Mass Failed Logins.
    I know that for E5 and Advanced Security Management subscribers they can create something for failed logins but with this becoming more common place I think the people would appreciate this functionality.

    65 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Auditing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Office Message Encryption - Link instead of HTML attachment

    Enable encryption to be a link in the body of the message instead of an attachment. Many filters block html attachments.

    65 votes
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  11. A bug when creating a Retention Policy for Skype for Business in the O365 Admin portal

    When creating the policy, the * means all, but it still forces you to select users to add to the retention policy.

    65 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Advanced Security Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Improve the create preservation policy wizard in the Compliance Center

    Adding Preservation Policies for Sharepoint and OneDrive is to time consuming. There needs to be an easier option to preserve all users drives and SharePoint Sites.

    The current wizard is 9 pages and you need to have the exact address of the users site to add each one. It would take months for me to add all of my users in this way.

    Preservation policies for Mailboxes at least let you search and select all to add them, so it would take considerably less time to complete. That would be at least a modest improvement.

    63 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. incident

    Fix ATP Threat Explorer Incident Reporting

    We would like to use ATP Threat Explorer to mitigate phishing messages coming into our environment. The incident reporting does not build confidence in the tool. As an example I recently used it to hard delete 6 messages from our environment. The incident report did not give data for two full days. When it did, it reported status "Failed". However, looking at the report details, all six messages show hard delete status "Success", with no failures. Accurate and timely reporting of incident results will build confidence in the ATP Threat Explorer tool.

    63 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Allow us to create alerts for sign in Failures and Successes based off of IP Geo Location. Alerts if log in success outside of country.

    I would like to Create and alert if there are failed login attempts or successful login attempts from IP addresses originating outside of my City/State/Country.

    Allow us to either white list IP addresses and alert for any not on the white list. Blacklist IP addresses and alert based off of just black list. Select Country regions and alert if selected countries IP addresses are the originating IP. Allow us to alert for only failures, only successes, or both.

    63 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Auditing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add support for CAA records in DNS panel

    I'd very much like to see support for CAA records in the future =).
    See https://support.dnsimple.com/articles/caa-record/

    The check for this record is going to be mandatory with September 2017. The security of all our certificates and domains would be greatly improved if we could set this record :)

    62 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Advanced Security Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Allow O365 Activation when UseOnlineContent is Set to 0

    Below describes the function of the policy. However, setting to 0 blocks Activation. Please change this to allow a value of 0 to allow activation but still block online services.

    Set the value of UseOnlineContent to one of the following (To remove the connected services, set the value as 0. To recover the connected services, set the value as 2):
    UseOnlineContent value Value type Description

    0 DWORD Do not allow user to access Office 2016 resources on the Internet.

    1 DWORD Allow user to opt in to access of Office 2016 resources on the Internet.

    2 DWORD (Default) Allows the…

    61 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Allow users to migrate their Microsoft accounts to Office 365

    When a firm establishes an Office 365 tenant, they should have the option to allow users to migrate their existing Microsoft Account identities to the company account. This should migrate their existing OneDrive and other consumer data to the corporate account as well as "merge" the identities so access given to other Office 365 tenants' SharePoint and other sites transfers over. Users could also opt not to migrate, in which case they should be required to "vacate" the company domain and migrate to an outlook.com or other consumer branded domain, much like the old Lync/OCS federation process that took place…

    60 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Advanced Security Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Ability to apply multiple Branding Options for Office 365 Message Encryption

    Office 365 Message Encryption currently only provides the ability to specify one set of branding configurations (see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn569292.aspx). Large enterprises that have multiple entities need the ability to provide branding for each entity.

    For example, if Contoso was comprised of entities Fabrikam, Northwind, and ADatum, each entity should be able to specify it's own branding for OME.

    60 votes
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  19. Option to use default folder structure for eDiscovery PST Export

    I recently learned that the one of the only ways to move mailboxes from one tenant to another is to use the eDiscovery PST export tool and the PST Import tool. The problem is that the eDiscovery PST export tool places the default folders inside a folder called "Primary Mailbox". When this PST is imported into the new mailbox, all folders are placed inside this "Primary Mailbox" folder rather than being merged into the default folders. We had to manually move all folders to the root of the PST before importing the PST into the new mailbox. It would have…

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    1 comment  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) - Allow to create custom malware alert notifications

    We need send a customized notification email message to recipients or administrators when a malware was detected by Safe Attachments.

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    2 comments  ·  Malware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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