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Check Your AutoForwards

Check your AutoForwards

We’re seeing an increase in phishing attempts leading to stealing of credentials and then on to ex-filtrating data out of Exchange, on-premise or Office 365, via AutoForward either at a mailbox level or rule level.

Unless you’ve got a good reason to forward to external email addresses, we’d recommend disabling it altogether, something along the lines of

Set-RemoteDomain Default -AutoForwardEnabled $false

If you want to check what AutoForwards you have currently then look at the following

  1. AutoForward at a Mailbox Level – Run the following Exchange console command
    get-mailbox -Filter { ForwardingAddress -like '*' } | select-object Name,ForwardingAddress

    Update 2018-05-21: Expanded to include both forwarding addresses

    Get-Mailbox -Filter {Name -notlike 'DiscoverySearchMailbox*' -and (ForwardingSmtpAddress -ne $null -or ForwardingAddress -ne $null)} | select-object name,*forward*
  2. Forward To Rules on mailboxes
    foreach ($i in (Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited)) { Get-InboxRule -Mailbox $i.DistinguishedName | where {$_.ForwardTo} | fl MailboxOwnerID,Name,ForwardTo >> Forward_Rule.txt }
  3. Redirect To Rules on mailboxes
    foreach ($i in (Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited)) { Get-InboxRule -Mailbox $i.DistinguishedName | where {$_.ReDirectTo} | fl MailboxOwnerID,Name,RedirectTo >> Redirect_Rule.txt }
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