How to Track Message in Office 365

Hi All,

I am writing this post to share –>tracking of emails in office 365, Tracking thru GUI /Powershell as well gives very limited options, GUI doesn’t gives you option to track by message subject even.

See below in message trace section below :

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I must say options here are less as compare to tracking we are used to do in Exchange but we can utilize powershell to run message trace & script a bit. Thru powershell we can call following fields shown in screen shot, if you are searching for more than previous 7 days than your request will be submitted & you need to wait for the results. 90 day’s of worth traces are available, that sounds pretty much reasonable.

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Refer to my previous article for connecting to exchange online:

http://msexchange.me/2015/04/27/connecting-exchange-online-via-powershell/

Now launch O365 shell

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Example trace to include message subject:

Get-MessageTrace -StartDate “10/21/2015” -EndDate “10/27/2015” -SenderAddress “sukhijavikas@msexchange.me” -RecipientAddress “vikassukhija@labtest.com” | where{$_.subject -like “*test email*”}

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You have to use mixture of options (powershell & GUI ) to get the result what you desire.

only 7 days data will appear from your powershell traces, see below:(I have selected 30 days but data is only shown for last 7 days)

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When we go beyond 7 days than option is to submit the trace i.e. available thru GUI.

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Let me know if you want to add anything or want to share something about Tracking in office 365.

Regards

Sukhija Vikas

http://msexchange.me

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