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Office 365: Message Tracking from GUI

This blog is explaining the steps to do the message tracking in office 365


Follow the below steps to do a message tracking in office 365.



  1. Expand the mail flow and click on Message trace

2.  Now type the sender or recipient or Message id and click on the search and it will show the results below in the results as in the below screenshot

In new EOP you can do a message tracking using message id, sender email or recipient email address which was not possible in FOPE.

3. Message Trace from Powershell

        We can also do the message tracking from the powershell. One we have connected to the powershell we can run the below command


          Get-MessageTrace -SenderAddress senderemail -StartDate startdate -EndDate enddate | Export-Csv pathfilename.csv

Example: Get-MessageTrace -SenderAddress -StartDate 02/07/2014 -EndDate 03/15/2014 | Export-Csv c:MyDocstrace.csv


There are more parameters which can be added and referred from the technet link mentioned below.


Prabhat Nigam

Microsoft MVP | Exchange Server


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  3. Sam Says:


    How do you get into the page which has the message tracking tool on it. I am in the Admin portal, sitting at Manage your organization and I think I have tried all the options but cannot find message trace. All the material, starts at the message trace tool, not how to actually open the message trace tool.


  4. Prabhat Nigam Says:

    Hi Sam,

    You should have Exchange online or EOP access to see the message trace in the mailflow.
    If you just have office 365 accounts then you will not be able to do message tracking. From the drop down on the top right where office 365 is written, click and select Exchange or Exchange online protection.

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