Exchange 2007

Why the Last Login Date Reported by the Get-MailboxStatistics Cmdlet is so Wrong

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The venerable Exchange Get-MailboxStatistics has been around for over ten years, but now it’s telling lies about Office 365 users. Well, just the last login date to their mailbox. The problem is that the world is a very different place to when Microsoft first introduced PowerShell in Exchange 2007. Mailboxes didn’t get so many visits from mailbox assistants then…

Configuring Exchange 2007 as an Authenticated or Anonymous SMTP Relay

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We’ve recently had to configure a couple of client’s SBS2008 Exchange 2007 servers to act as SMTP relays for remote users. Why not just use OWA or Outlook Anywhere? It mostly seems to be Mac users, in particular those with “MobileMe”, which insists on IMAP and SMTP to communicate with the mail server. Adding authenticated SMTP in Exchange 2003 was a pretty simple process, but the procedure in 2007 is not so obvious – read on to find out how to do that, and enable anonymous relaying too.

Creating Recipient Filters in Exchange 2007

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Recipient filtering can be a handy way to quickly locate a user or a mailbox, but it can also be a great way to perform an action on a subgroup. In this article, Brien Posey shows how to create simple and compound recipient filters and perform actions on the filter results through the Exchange Management Shell.