Exchange Online ; reporting of Spam, Phishing, blocked emails, policies and DKIM, SPF, DMARC settings

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From security reporting & analysis, I'll need to access our
Exchange Online (think it's ver 2016) to view

a) Spam, phishing, blocked emails
b) the blocking policies (whitelisting, greylisting, blacklisting) in place
c) DKIM, SPF, DMARC settings

I'm completely newbie to MS Exchange: can let me know screen by
screen (or step by step) where to view this after being granted
access to Exchange Online?

We did not get 3rd party email filtering tools (like Proofpoint),
just purely what's offered by O365
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Do you have any admin privileges?
If you're on the mail O365 page, you need to go to the Admin Center.
Once you're there, look on the left side. Click on Admin Centers. Exchange should be an option. Click on that.

Now that you're within the Exchange Admin Center....
a) If you want to see the spam that's caught in the filter:
Click on Protection on the left side, then at the top, click Quarantine.

You're not going to be able to see blocked email. Remember the point is that they're not coming in.

b) To see mail flow policies (this can be used in a lot of ways, such as whitelisting and blacklisting
On the left side, click Mail Flow.
Click Rules at the top.

c) I don't know exactly how you've gone about implementing these, so I recommend using MxToolbox. You can do all sorts of different lookups. Here is the link to their Network Tools page, which contains the lot of them, including the 3 you want: DMARC, SPF, and DKIM.

EDIT: After I wrote that, I forgot that the queries can be run from the Security & Compliance Center. The URL (at least for the US, Look at Mail Flow on the left. You can run some of the queries you might want if you click on Message Trace.


Thanks very much.
Let me get my account tomorrow to navigate around : if no further queries, will close this Fri

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