Can Exchange Administrator 2007 view User Email Contents without authorization?

Can the Exchange Administrator 2007  view User Email Contents without authorization under the  instructions of the management ???
Mario PapaAsked:
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Thomas UCommented:
Hi Mario Papa

An Exchange Administrator can do everything. The question "without authorization under the instruction of the management" states, that this is a political issue you have not a technical one.

If you are Exchange Administrator, you are able to see Mail content. You can declare an email as "private", so noone else the user can see the content, but even that can be overriden with a little bit more knowledge.

regards
Thomas
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Yes, an Exchange Admin always can perform steps to get access to user email.0, but not "just view" - it needs some effort and knowledge.
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CodeTwo SoftwareSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Yes, an Exchange administrator with correct permissions is the infrastructure God of the Exchange. He/She can search the mailbox database for keywords, or even download mailbox content and browse through it with and without authorization from the higher-ups.
Most administrators won't do that, though. A sysadmin is (and should) usually be a trustworthy folk.
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Best option for you to move to Exchange 2010 or above. As you have option to track changes, using auditing feature. Read more:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/policy-and-compliance/mailbox-audit-logging/enable-or-disable
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Mario PapaAuthor Commented:
without authorization implies  the user authorization, but the management  requested.....
I am in the Exchange managment console, recipient configuration and I can see the mail boxes....I wanted to  open  the mailbox of a specific user....can i do that?
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Thomas UCommented:
Are you really allowed to do so? sorry but my morality sensor is tingeling...

you cannot "view" the messages directly in the exchange Adminitsrator console. you have to give yourself Access rights on the users mailbox (full access) then open that mailbox in your outlook mailclient or Webinterface.
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
You need to take full mailbox permission and then open mailbox in outlook or OWA.
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IvanSystem EngineerCommented:
And when you give permissions to your self, you can open that mailbox via:

http://server_name/exchange/<username> where <username> is then username of user who's mailbox you want to open.
Then simple log with your credentials, in case you gave yourself permissions to access that mailbox, and there you go.

Regards,
Ivan.
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Mario PapaAuthor Commented:
where shall I give access? through Active Directoty?
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Thomas UCommented:
....Right click on the users mailbox - manage full access permission - add yourself.

with pictures
http://www.systoolsfaqs.com/exchange-server/manage-full-access-permissions-for-exchange2007-2010-to-mailboxes.html


regards
Thomas
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