Office 365: Domain verification by email validation…

In Office 365 domain verification was traditionally only available through DNS record validation.  When adding a domain to Office 365 a domain verification text record or mx record was provided.  This record would be added to your external DNS provider and after replication and global availability our queries would detect the presence of the record. …

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Office 365: Create a report of distribution group usage…

Occasionally we receive customer requests for generation of report data.  Today I received a request where the customer wanted to generate a report of distribution list utilization.  In essence they wanted to understand which distribution lists in their environment were in use.  It sounds like the goal would be to eventually clean up those distribution…

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Office 365: Mail flow delays through third party SPAM gateways…

This week I had a customer present with an interesting issue.  They have a partner company they work with that users a third party spam filtering gateway prior to allowing mail into their on premises environment.  They were observing that emails to this partner company were often delayed.  When engaging with the partner company it…

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Office 365: Bulk enabling auditing on Exchange Online Mailboxes

Auditing of mailbox operations are not enabled by default in Exchange Online.  It is the responsibility of the administrator to choose which mailboxes should have auditing enabled and then subsequently enable auditing on the mailboxes.  We have documented the process of enabling auditing on mailboxes in bulk at the following link:   https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Enable-mailbox-auditing-in-Office-365-aaca8987-5b62-458b-9882-c28476a66918   I…

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