Email Spoof

We had a user leave the company and use his company email address after he left to send an email to another employee within the company.  Other than the user's email account not being disabled on time, is there another way that the user can spoof with their previous company email address even after their access has been revoked?
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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
If the user was disabled  from AD, it is not possible access to his/her account using user account. The only way can be if user delegates his mailbox to other user before leave the company. This gives to delegated user rights to this mailbox. Safest way to void this is check permissions on Exchange items.

There is another possibility, he can try to do a mail spoofing if your mail server has not implemented spoof protection like SPF records.

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
So when it comes to disabling an AD Account the mailbox is still 100% active. It can receive mail and people that have "Send As" permissions on this account can also Send As this user.

However, in this case what happens is when you disable the AD account any ACTIVE sessions that are opened I.E OWA, Outlook Anywhere (at home) as long as the session is open that user will be able to Send email normally with out any issues.

This is because the client has already authenticated before the account was disabled so the session remains open. The only way to force these sessions to close is to Disable the mailbox and re-enable it.

That forces the mailbox to disconnect from any sessions and then when the mailbox is re-enabled if the user tries to access the mailbox again they will be forced to re-authenticate. At that point they will not be able to because the account is disabled.

The other thing as well is that if the mailbox has any forwarding rules or if there are transport rules that forward email this could also be a possibility as well for sending mail.

Will.
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