Outlook for iOS and Android: Play My Emails available in Brazilian Portuguese

We’re expanding Play My Emails on Outlook for iOS and Android to Brazilian Portuguese.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85664

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Simplified DKIM configuration for email protection

Domain Keys identified mail (DKIM) is part of email authentication mechanism which ensures the email is not modified during transit and can be used to validate the visible sender (FROM address) as part of the DMARC standard. By correctly configuring authentication through DKIM you can ensure better email deliverability and protect your domain from being spoofed.

As part of Microsoft’s continuous effort to help organizations configure email authentication, we reduced the complexity involved in configuring DKIM to set of simple steps.

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Basic Authentication – All Protocols

We’re making some changes to improve the security of your tenant.We announced in 2019 we would be retiring Basic Authentication for legacy protocols and in early 2021 we announced we would begin to retire Basic Authentication for protocols not being used in tenants. 

Starting 30 days from today we’re going to turn off Basic Authentication for POP3, IMAP4, Remote PowerShell, Exchange Web Services, Offline Address Book, MAPI, RPC and Exchange ActiveSync protocol in your tenant, and will also disable SMTP AUTH completely. 

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Change to mailbox forwarding behavior coming to Exchange Online

We’re making some changes to which forwarded messages are rewritten with Sender Rewriting Scheme (SRS).

Starting in early November, we will be further consolidating our rewriting for messages that are automatically forwarded outside of Exchange Online. Not all forwarded messages are rewritten using SRS today. Messages forwarded with SMTP or mailbox forwarding have their P1 Mail From address replaced with the forwarding mailbox address today. This will be changing and SRS rewriting will be used instead.

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Exchange: Message Recall in Exchange Online

The Outlook for Windows Message Recall feature is extremely popular with users, yet it doesn’t always work so well. Part of the problem is that the recall is client-based, and the recall can only happen if the recipient also uses Outlook. With millions of users with mailboxes in Office 365, we’re now able to improve upon that feature by performing the recall directly in the cloud in Office 365 mailboxes, so it doesn’t matter which email client the recipient uses, the recall takes place in their Office 365 mailbox, and when their client syncs their mail, the message is gone. While there are still some conditions where the recall still won’t happen (like the message being read by the recipient), moving the recall to the cloud significantly improves the recall success rate. Additionally, we’ll now also offer an aggregate message recall status report, to make it simpler to see for whom the recall succeeded and for whom it failed.

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Exchange: Online – Tag for external email

Exchange will make available a PowerShell cmdlet so that admins can enable the protections against spam & phishing threats from external senders.  This will be achieved by presenting a new tag on emails called “External” in the message list in Outlook on the web, the new Outlook for Mac, Outlook for iOS and Android. In some Outlook clients, a “mail tip” will be included at the top of the reading pane with sender’s email address.
More info: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/native-external-sender-callouts-on-email-in-outlook/ba-p/2250098

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Exchange: Online – Tag for external email messages received

Exchange will make available a PowerShell cmdlet so that admins can enable the protections against spam & phishing threats from external senders.  This will be achieved by presenting a new tag on emails called “External” in the message list in Outlook on the web, the new Outlook for Mac, Outlook for iOS and Android. In some Outlook clients, a “mail tip” will be included at the top of the reading pane with sender’s email address.

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Exchange online auto-expanding archive–Automatic archive of mailbox items in Purges,Versions and Discovery Holds folders

We are rolling out an update which will automatically move any mailbox items preserved in the “Purges”, “Versions”, and “Discovery Holds” folders in the primary mailbox to the archive mailbox daily. Customers will no longer be required to create separate policies for archiving email content in the “Recoverable Items” folders mentioned. Once this change finishes rolling out, the existing archiving policies created by customers for these folders will be ignored. This change does not impact the “Deletions” folder which is also part of the “Recoverable items” folder. 

When this will happen:

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Reminder: Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity

30-day/Final Reminder (MC229143 – DEC ’20 and MC274503 – July ’21): To ensure that we meet performance expectations, we areupdating the supported versions of Outlook for Windows that can connect toMicrosoft 365 services.

Starting November 1, 2021, the following versions ofOutlook for Windows, as part of Office and Microsoft 365 Apps, will not be ableto connect with Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services.

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Upcoming Changes to Auto-Expanding Archive

Internet Explorer 11 desktop application

  • Timing: The IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022
    • Windows 10 LTSC and Server not affected. For a full list of what is in scope for retirement, see the FAQ.
  • Action:

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