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If you’ve set up distribution groups on Office 365, you will notice a section in the DG ‘details’ page titled ‘E-Mail Options’… under this title is the following text:
“The group can receive messages sent to the following addresses.”
From this, you can safely assume that it is possible to add e-mail aliases to the group so that the group can receive e-mails sent to several different e-mails.
Sadly, there is no easy way of actually doing this via the UI so it must be done via a PowerShell command…
If you are synchronising your Office 365 account with your on-premises exchange/Active Directory, you will know that you cannot edit exchange user properties using the Office 365 administrator portal.
If you try, you will come across this error or a similar one:
The operation on mailbox “X” failed because it’s out of the current user’s write scope. The action ‘Set-Mailbox’, ‘EmailAddresses’, can’t be performed on the object ‘X’ because the object is being synchronized from your on-premises organization. This action should be performed on the object in your on-premises organization.
There may be times where you may need to grant an IT administrator or other employees access to another user’s mailbox.
Below I will demonstrate how to:
- Grant an Admin access to a single mailbox
- Grant an Admin access to all mailboxes
- Revoke the above permissions (recommended cause of action after the Administrator has finished his/her tasks)
- First make sure you have the remote signed execution policy set to true. You can do this by running PowerShell in admin mode and running: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned