Wipe-ExchangeOnlineMailbox has moved!
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Wipe-ExchangeOnlineMailbox has moved!

Just a quick post today–I’ve re-published my Wipe-ExchangeOnlineMailbox script to the PowerShell gallery.

Hopefully, this helps everyone who continues to want to use this script.  Good luck!

And, if you accidentally delete too much stuff, be sure to check out my post about recovering from self-inflicted wounds: Using Restore-RecoverableItems, or “how I saved my own bacon”

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What happens when an Office 365 customer doesn't point to EOP as their MX?
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What happens when an Office 365 customer doesn’t point to EOP as their MX?

I get asked this question quite frequently–usually by customers who want to continue using their existing on-premises antispam or antimalware gateway or want to attempt to implement a defense-in-depth strategy.

The graph and intelligence behind Exchange Online Protection (EOP) processes at least half a trillion (500,000,000,000) messages a month–the AI behind it is continually monitoring and learning what is spam and what is not. … [ Continue reading ]

Apply Security & Compliance Center Retention Labels to Outlook Folders
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Apply Security & Compliance Center Retention Labels to Outlook Folders

I couldn’t really come up with a cool-sounding title for this post, so I just went with the basics of what it does.

Last week, I worked with a customer that wanted to deploy custom retention labels to custom folders inside a user’s mailbox–the idea being that they would create a custom folder structure such as this under a user’s Inbox:

\Inbox
\Inbox\Retention Schedule
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\2 Year (apply a 2-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\4 Year (apply a 4-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\7 Year (apply a 7-year retention label to everything in this folder)
\Inbox\Retention Schedule\Forever (apply a ‘Never delete’ retention label to everything in this folder)

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Exchange Online Protection (EOP) Best Practices and Recommendations
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Exchange Online Protection (EOP) Best Practices and Recommendations

Yes. I said it.

Someone needed to put a line in the sand and today, that person is me.  I’m going to say these are some best practices.

But of course, your mileage may vary, depending on your type of organization (users at a local bank or city government will have different threats presented to them than an engineering firm with international customers, for example). … [ Continue reading ]