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  1. Suspicious Login Reports and Alerts

    Microsoft needs to include FREE reporting and alerts to paying office 365 subscribers. Apparently the azure reports that would be useful to office 365 subscribers require a paid subscription (according to the 2 tickets I put in with azure support)
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-view-access-usage-reports.

    The office 365 audit log is a mess and doesn't give a clear picture of all suspicious activity for all users at a glance, e.g. logins from multiple geographies.

    Ideally, admins would be able to get alerts based on suspicious activity. We've had several users accounts get hacked and we've had no idea. People were logging in from…

    194 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Whilelist - add wildcard support and/or extend the 320 character limit

      Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links whitelist currently has a 320 character limit, and does not allow wildecards.

      Please either turn on wildcards for the urls or expand the 320 character limit to something much larger.

      193 votes
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        13 comments  ·  Malware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to add company logo images globally to all user signatures

        The ability to add a company logo or image to a signature as an admin globally for all users would be nice. Currently the suggested solution to append a disclaimer isn't ideal as it always posts the image to the very bottom of the email, not the signature. This doesn't work for a back and forth conversation thread since it starts stacking the image at the bottom.

        185 votes
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          7 comments  ·  DLP & Transport Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • SMTP Protocol Logs availability

          SMTP Protocol logs are an invaluable tool when troubleshooting message delivery in on-premises Exchange Server.

          I have just had a support case closed because Office 365 support cannot provide SMTP Protocol logs and I'm stuck, not able to determine the cause of a mail flow issue without the logs. The only option for send/receive information on a particular message is advanced message trace, which does not provide details of the message conversation.

          Can you provide a way for admins to request these logs from the Office 365 support team, if not provide a way to access them via Remote PowerShell?…

          176 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Message Trace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Admin Notifications for Zero Hour Auto Purge (ZAP) actions.

            Need to have notification to Admins when ZAP takes an action on email.
            1) Need to know what was found and deleted
            2) Even more importantly, need to know what was found and WAS NOT deleted since it had already been read.

            173 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Malware  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • MessageBind

              The action of when a message was viewed in the preview pane or opened by the owner of the mailbox is not logged by mailbox audit logging.
              Please have the "MessageBind" action logged for the owner.

              171 votes
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                13 comments  ·  Auditing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Preservation Lock enable and disable with special permission or at least with Microsoft Support.

                Preservation Lock can be set so easily that if you click on the policy on the right it will give you the option of on and Off resulting in a lock that even Support can not remove. Either provide a secure way of enabling disabling to the user or at least give it to Microsoft Support to do it on Client's behalf.

                153 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Reduce unnecessary nested includes in your SPF record, to improve DNS efficiency

                  If you run a service which might be responsible for sending mails on behalf of a customer, and consequently have an SPF record they need to "include:" in their own, I think that you should probably review it and see if you have an excessive number of DNS lookups in your SPF record.

                  The problem is that if a customer of more than one of these mail service providers, and they have multiple include elements in their SPF record, it’s all too easy to breach the 10 DNS lookup limit, which could lead to random email loss (recipient MTAs giving…

                  151 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Spam & Phishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Disable download option at library in SharePoint

                    At site permissions, by the permission levels option, I can't configure a level where the user just can read online the content of library and don't be able to download the content.That is to say, I can't disable or restrinct the download option even when:
                    1. I assign a just read permission and/or
                    2. I activate de IRM to the library. This option force to acquire a licensed and compatible software to read the PDF documments. Is not what our organization are looking for.

                    This is a basic option that should be available, don't you think?

                    145 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Advanced Security Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Mailbox Auditing enabled by default

                      We would like to have mailbox auditing enabled by default for all mailboxes in Office 365. We should not have to manually enable for new users as they are added (via PS). Can we not have a way of enabling this for all mailboxes on the tenant?

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                        5 comments  ·  Auditing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add 3rd party Authenticator support to Office 365 2-factor auth

                        Please add support for 3rd party 2-factor authenticator apps like LastPass Authenticator or Google Authenticator by adding support for RFC 6238 "TOTP: Time-Based One-Time Password Algorithm".

                        I don't want to fill my phone with vendor-specific authenticator apps.

                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time-based_One-time_Password_Algorithm

                        144 votes
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                          11 comments  ·  Advanced Security Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Exchange Admin Auditing retention to be increased past 90 days

                          The commands Set-AdminAuditLogConfig -AdminAuditLogAgeLimit do not work on 365. We have a requirement to keep all admin logs for 3 years but this cannot be performed.

                          144 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Auditing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            At this point, the Office 365 service only allows for the retention of audit entries for 90 days. Can you provide us more information regarding your requirement to keep logs for 3 years. Is this a legal obligation? Please provide details around the specific audit entries you would like to retain for an extended period of time.

                          • 142 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Spam & Phishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to disable or enable Office365 Mail Protection

                              I am not a fan of mail protection or its administration in a Hybrid environment and would prefer to use a mail-filter device.
                              This is especially a pain due to the fact that legitimate messages are being sent to the Junk E-Mail folder by mail protection.

                              143 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Spam & Phishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                @Anonymous: This can be accomplished. Please see instructions and more important information here: https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/jj937232(v=exchg.150).aspx Before you do, you may want to verify that the mails are being marked as junk by EOP vs. Outlook SmartScreen filter. You may want to verify this by disabling Outlook SmartScreen under Junk Email Options. A large number of false positives which are reported to us fall in this category. A support ticket is highly recommended to assist. EOP performance is among the leaders, but any spam solution requires proper configuration.

                                @Leigh: It seems that you may not be asking for disabling EOP. You are asking to be able to disable the Outlook feature. This can also be done, but again, we would highly recommend a support ticket. EOP can return emails to sender if the sender is on a block list, but it never deletes emails unless you tell it to, and typically…

                              • Provide litigation hold for OneDrive for Business sites

                                After OneDrive for Business is deployed , users don't send attachments over mail. This means most of the documents will reside in onedrive and shared between users as co-authoring is possible. This creates a need to have a litigation hold on the document to identify what all changes happened to the document and who made these changes. This is a huge challenge even faced by even Audit firms which moved to O365. Would appreciate if Litigation hold capabilities are made available for ODFB.

                                141 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Force Modern Authentication

                                  The powershell command Set-OrganizationConfig -OAuth2ClientProfileEnabled $true enabled Modern Authentication methods for Exchange Online, allowing the ability to create Conditional Access Policies, which can require domain joined devices or MFA, etc. Unfortunately legacy Outlook clients just bypass this policy by falling back to legacy authentication.

                                  There is currently no way to REQUIRE modern authentication without using ADFS. We would like this feature!

                                  133 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • New function proporsal : Coping eDiscovery result to Discovery mailbox operation from S/C center.

                                    Operations from sc center that Copy eDiscovery search results to a discovery mailbox would be very useful.

                                    This operation is available only in Exchange Management Center.
                                    but we want to implement this operation in SC center too. Please consider this function.

                                    129 votes
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                                      11 comments  ·  eDiscovery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please offer command to purge emails from "recover delete" using content search

                                      Currently the "softdelete command when used like this: example
                                      "New-ComplianceSearchAction -SearchName "Remove Phishing Message" -Purge -PurgeType SoftDelete"
                                      Will send message to recover delete. I would like there to be there a Harddelete" to send them straight to purge so the user can not accidentally recover a phishing email and click on it.
                                      Please advise

                                      127 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Spam & Phishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Audit report showing encrypted messages sent

                                        Messages are encrypted automatically according to rules. However, there is no way to confirm for audit purposes that a message was actually encrypted.

                                        125 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • More details in message trace (client type and message class)

                                          On on-prem exchange servers, there are valuable information that are showing what client was used to send a message or meeting (like AirSync or MOMT, etc.), and Message Class (like IPM.Note or IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Request, etc.).
                                          This has proven to be valuable in determining some mailflow issues and would also be valuable information in Office 365 message trace.
                                          Thank you.

                                          125 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Message Trace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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