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    *URGENT* Accessing somones email in exchnage 2003/outlook

    Hi folks, i have been asked (orderd) by senior management to get access to annother memebers of staff emails as a matter of urgency.

    How can i do this withought resetting that users password and logging on as them? can i get into the mail box through exchange?

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    If you have OWA log in as yourself then when your in your inbox, delete your name from the url and put in theres. If you have the right permissions it should take you to there inbox.

    e.g http://webmail.ashlawn.org.uk/exchange/myusername -> http://webmail.ashlawn.org.uk/exchange/thereusername

    OR

    Open outlook goto file then open, then other users foldern type in there username and click ok.

    OR

    You can use the Exchange System Manager, Message tracking Center (under tools > Monitoring and Status) then add the user as recipient or sender. What give a easy to read way of doing it but should bring something up.

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    If you just want to see some details (Last logged on by, size (kb), total items, last logon time, last logoff time) then you can open exchange system manager, go to admin groups, first admin group, servers, *the server*, *the storage box*, mailboxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Hi folks, i have been asked (orderd) by senior management to get access to annother memebers of staff emails as a matter of urgency.

    How can i do this withought resetting that users password and logging on as them? can i get into the mail box through exchange?
    You can try (depending on the current mailbox permissions) logging into owa as the domain administrator then changing the address to the users mailbox name, this will use the domain admin account details to login to the account. It may not work but I use it here (when appropriate)

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    Find their password using PWDump and 0phcrack


    (Can I suggest this btw?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandgeekmafia78 View Post
    Find their password using PWDump and 0phcrack(Can I suggest this btw?)
    no, because John is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    If you have OWA log in as yourself then when your in your inbox, delete your name from the url and put in theres. If you have the right permissions it should take you to there inbox.

    e.g http://webmail.ashlawn.org.uk/exchange/myusername -> http://webmail.ashlawn.org.uk/exchange/thereusername

    OR

    Open outlook goto file then open, then other users foldern type in there username and click ok.


    Neither of those worked, our owa doesnt display the username in the address bar and when trying to add the inboax in outlook it errors saying it cannot locate it

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    Tools...Account Settings method

    Sometimes the open other users mailbox doesnt work for me and I have to do the following :

    Goto tools
    Goto Account settings
    Select your mailbox
    Click on change
    Click on more settings
    Click on the advanced tab
    Click on Add next to open these additional mailboxes
    Type the name off the account.

    This will then add their mailbox underneath yours.

    This will only work if you have permission to see that users mailbox.

    Not sure why I have to go through it that way sometimes but I do

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    Open Exchange system manager browse to the mailbox store and give or add administrator account full access permissions. Then follow Mossj's suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Neither of those worked, our owa doesnt display the username in the address bar and when trying to add the inboax in outlook it errors saying it cannot locate it
    It's the mailbox alias name, not the username.

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    Use setperm to give yourself permissions to view the users mailbox then just use outlook to open another users folder and there you go.

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    i would reset their password, they will soon come saying they cant login, just say its happened to a few ppl today and get they reset their password. add other BS in there too lol

    ps i tried do the above on ours as it looked useful although the url was https://IPADDY/exchange/

    so no joy

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Neither of those worked, our owa doesnt display the username in the address bar and when trying to add the inboax in outlook it errors saying it cannot locate it
    Just type there username in on the end? using the owa method..

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    you'll need to make sure you have the relevant permissions to view the mailbox. are you logged in as domain admin?

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    you need to type the mailbox name, which is usually the same as the username

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    If you don't have locally hosted exchange (or you don't have full control), contact your providers support team to give you access. If you do have full control, then the above suggestions should work perfectly (they always did when I worked with 2003). You can give any user full access to any other user's mailbox.

    Useful links:
    How to Give a User Full Access to Another User's Mailbox
    A Collection of Random Thoughts: Accessing another mailbox via OWA ? Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

    Cheers

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