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MC455512: Microsoft Defender for Office 365 to stop honoring ReportJunkEmailEnabled in OwaMailboxPolicy

Updated November 8, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your feedback.

Beginning November 25, 2022, ReportJunkEmailEnabled property in OwaMailboxPolicy will no longer work in favor of the consolidated User reported settings page in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal. From the Settings page, you’ll be able to customize the way users report messages in Outlook as phishing, junk, or not junk. Reported emails will be sent to the mailbox of your choice and appear on the Submissions page of the Microsoft 365 Defender portal.

MC455512: Microsoft Defender for Office 365 to stop honoring ReportJunkEmailEnabled in OwaMailboxPolicy

When this will happen

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to customers around November 25th, 2022, and the roll out will be completed by December 10th, 2022.

How this will affect your organization

You are receiving this message because you as an admin might be using this setting or might be looking to use this setting in the future.

Use the Get-OwaMailboxPolicy to see what your ReportJunkEmailEnabled property has been configured to, and then make sure it’s set up that way in the Settings page.

Administrators will no longer be able to use this property to turn end user reporting on or off in outlook, when this change is implemented. Instead, they will use the Settings page with its added functionality.

What you need to do to prepare

Instead of using ReportJunkEmailEnabled property in OwaMailboxPolicy, we recommend using user reported settings page in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal to manage how users report messages.

Learn more

Please click Additional Information to learn more: User reported message settings

Message ID: MC455512
Published: 2022-11-04
Updated: 2022-11-08
Product: Defender, Defender for Office 365, Exchange, Microsoft 365 Defender, Outlook
Platform: Online, World tenant
Change type: Admin impact, Retirement

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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