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Powershell find mailboxes that forwarding in office 365

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I am using Powershell in 365 to find email accounts that are forwarding their emails to a distribution list.

When I run this

get-mailbox johnsmith | select-object ForwardingSMTPAddress

it works, I can see that that the account is forwarding to Joesmith

ForwardingSmtpAddress
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smtp:johnsmith@company.com


But when I try to do it on a bigger scale, to find all users who may be forwarding to Joesmith

$email = "joesmith@company.com"
get-mailbox | where-object {$_.ForwardingSmtpAddress -eq $email}

I get nothing, nothing shows up.
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Notice in your first output the result is "smtp:johnsmith@company.com" with the "smtp:" prefix.
You either need to include that when using the -eq operator, or use the -like operator and a wildcard.
$email = "smtp:joesmith@company.com"
get-mailbox | where-object {$_.ForwardingSmtpAddress -eq $email}
#or
$email = "joesmith@company.com"
get-mailbox | where-object {$_.ForwardingSmtpAddress -like "*$email"}

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