Posts Tagged: Email

Accessing Shared Mailboxes

19th May, 2020

Previously I wrote a blog about the ins and outs of connecting a shared mailbox and the benefits of connecting to it in Outlook a specific way. I’ve updated this here with the later versions of Outlook screenshots and a shorter version of just why and how. The original blog is here and to […]

Marking email as Private

6th March, 2016

Tagging a message as private (this doesn’t prevent sharing or printing) If you just want to let people know that you’d like them to treat your email as private, you can tag it as such. This doesn’t stop them from forwarding or printing your message. Instead, it includes “Please treat this as Private” at the […]

After migration stop users sending email from Lotus Notes

3rd October, 2015

There are a number things needed to send email from Notes when you have local mailfiles.   Local Notes client:- (1) local (2) local mailfile.nsf (3) server mailfile.nsf – not explicitly needed.   Server:- (4)   If you restrict access to the mailfile (2) by making the user have Reader or NoAccess all you […]

Convert Mailbox to Mailuser

26th June, 2015

I was asked to convert a mailbox to a mailuser, and funny enough although the reverse is true, you can’t just call enable-mailuser on a mailbox… Of course you can disable-mailbox and then enable-mailuser but that removes all Exchange related attributes, which isn’t really that desirable.  To overcome this I wrote a small script that […]

Deleting Folders

3rd June, 2015

from an Exchange Mailbox with PowerShell I was given an escalation at a client where somehow a user managed to create thousands of folders all nested one inside the other.  So the task was how to delete these folders. User and 1/2/3rd line support had already tried using Outlook, OWA and MFCMapi but none of […]

The Shared Mailbox Dilemma

24th April, 2015

The Shared Mailbox Dilemma Microsoft Teams (and Office 365 Groups) whilst having gained serious traction, and by serious – Teams has become Microsoft’s fastest growing App in their history. Shared Mailboxes still have a place in our heart and in the organisation for now, but inevitably they will perhaps fade away, maybe even email will […]

Cross forest in Exchange

3rd October, 2014

How to open a mailbox cross forest in Exchange We often migrate users between Exchange organisations/forests, or need to add coexistence between two or more Exchange organisations and forests.  The basic set up for coexistence includes the following: Network coexistence DNS coexistence AD Trust Autodiscover coexistence Synchronisation of GAL objects Accepted Domains Remote Domains Mail […]

Restoring a Disconnected Mailbox

5th September, 2014

 in Exchange I came across an issue at a client where for reasons as yet unknown about 15 users across various servers/databases in a single DAG suddenly had their mailboxes disconnected and a new one created. Now the mailboxes had different GUIDs of course, but they had the same LegacyExchangeDN and the users were now […]

Exchange Copy-MailboxFolderPermission

29th August, 2014

Are you sometimes asked by VIPs to get Folder Permissions sorted out in Outlook when they get a replacement PA? Of course this can be done by the VIP themselves, but what if they have > 100 folders?  Outlook permissions don’t inherit down, so it isn’t enough to just set the permission at the top […]