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Administrator access to my mailbox Office365

My organisation uses Office365 for email.  I'm wondering if the administrator is reading my emails.  If she gave herself permission to my mailbox, would these permissions appear in Folder Permissions ?
Matthew Connelly
Matthew Connelly
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CCEO J0rt3g4 Consulting ServicesCommented:
Hi Matthew, each folder within your outlook have different granular permissions, so apparently within your "calendar" folder she doesn't have any permissions to see your stuff.
But hey! it's an administrator if she knows what she's doing she can easily find out your emails and stuff, my point is if you aren't confident with your admin, why is she still there?.
Greg CobbNetwork SpecialistCommented:
Did your administrator issue you a password?  As far as I know if she is logged into 365 she can't randomly access anyone's mailbox.  But if she has your password she can use outlook.office.com to access webmail, or portal.office.com for that matter.  Did she ever tell you about logging into the Portal?  Log in there with your email address and passwd and look to see if there are any security or permission options that would allow her to access your account.
Matthew ConnellyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies.  She doesn't have my password but could give herself permission to my mailbox.  My question is, if she gave herself permission, would her username show up in the folder permissions window in Outlook?  Seems it would.

The other thing to consider is that she could always give herself permission, read my mails and take the permission away.
Jackie ManCommented:

IT administrator can do anything.


Run the wizard in the link above and you will know how.

"The other thing to consider is that she could always give herself permission, read my mails and take the permission away."

100% correct

How to solve the problem?

You need to convince the management of your company that auditing and reporting are in place to monitor the IT administrator.

Jose Gabriel Ortega CCEO J0rt3g4 Consulting ServicesCommented:
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