Accessing the Global Address List from Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is an excellent free mail client, but it doesn’t work as smoothly with Microsoft Exchange as Outlook does. In a previous post, I showed how to connect Thunderbird to an Exchange mailbox¬†using IMAP. Unfortunately, connecting to the mailbox doesn’t give you access to the Global Address List (GAL). In this article, I’ll show you how to search your organization’s Active Directory database (which […]

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Get a Report of All Messages Received from a Particular Sender

This is a simple script that will check the message tracking logs on all of your Exchange Hub Transport Servers for messages received from a particular sender. Usage: Get_Sender.ps1 <email-address> Example: Get_Sender.ps1 joe@bleau.net The script saves the output (if found) at c:\temp\sender-report.csv. # Filename : get_sender.ps1 # Purpose : Creates a report of all emails recently received from a particular sender. # Records the results […]

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Compartmentalizing Your Email for Security

After Mat Honan’s entire digital life was hacked, erased, and hijacked last year, two lessons stood out concerning what an individual can do to protect their data and bank accounts. Of course, there are lots of things you can (and ought to) do and lots of things that companies like Amazon and Apple need to do to improve the security of their customers, but these […]

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Microsoft Exchange-Related Blogs

Here’s a short list of Microsoft Exchange related blogs in no particular order. If you blog about Exchange, Lync, Active Directory, or PowerShell, let me know. I’ll include you in my next list. Reciprocation is greatly appreciated, but not required. 250 Hello Ramblings of an Exchange-Lync PFE Jason (Izzy) Sherry’s Blog Elan Shudnow Ehlo World EightTwOne #821 Essential Exchange ExchangeServerInfo Network Steve Exchange Team Blog […]

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Change the Plain Text Font Size in Outlook

If you’re like me, then the resolution on your monitor long ago exceeded the ability of your eyes to read all the small print. Or maybe you’re one of those people who want to cram everything into as little screen real estate as possible. In either case, Outlook has a way you can change the font size for plain text messages. Since plain text, by […]

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Fraudsters Are Getting Better at Fraud

Email fraud, phishing in particular, is getting better all the time…well, worse actually¬†because it’s getting better. Most phishing emails are easy to spot by their poor spelling and punctuation and sometimes nonsensical English. “Please click to verify your account for the box of mail to continuing your size limit.” If your mail provider actually sends you an email that reads like this, you need a […]

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