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Migrating to Modern Exchange Admin: Understanding the Deprecation of Classic Exchange Mail Flow Features

Exchange Online: How to Optimize Mail Flow with Modernized Features
Introduction
Microsoft Exchange Online provides online mail services for businesses and enterprises. The Exchange Online platform is designed to ensure a secure, reliable, and seamless experience for all users. Exchange Online provides an advanced set of features that allow administrators to manage mail flow and optimize messaging services for their organizations.

Recently, Microsoft announced the deprecation of certain mail flow features in the classic Exchange admin center in the Worldwide (WW) service. This means that these features will no longer be supported and will not be available in the new Exchange admin center. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the implications of this deprecation and how administrators can take advantage of modernized features to optimize mail flow in Exchange Online.

Deprecated Features in Exchange Online
The deprecation of the mail flow features in the classic Exchange admin center affects the following features:

* Protocol logging
* Message trace
* External relay
* Address rewrite
* Transport rules
* Journaling

These features will no longer be available in the new Exchange admin center and will not be supported. Microsoft recommends that administrators switch to the modernized mail flow features available in the new Exchange admin center to optimize mail flow.

Modernized Mail Flow Features in Exchange Online
Microsoft has modernized the mail flow features in Exchange Online and provides several new features to help administrators optimize mail flow. These features include:

* Content Filtering
* DLP (Data Loss Prevention)
* Mail Flow Rules
* Transport Rules
* Journaling
* Message Trace

Content filtering allows administrators to filter out unwanted messages, such as spam and phishing attempts. DLP enables administrators to protect sensitive information from leaving the organization. Mail flow rules allow administrators to create rules that define how messages are routed through the system. Transport rules allow administrators to control the flow of messages between users and external recipients. Journaling enables administrators to track and trace messages sent or received within the organization. Message trace allows administrators to view detailed information about messages sent or received within the organization.

How to Optimize Mail Flow in Exchange Online
Administrators can optimize mail flow in Exchange Online by taking advantage of the modernized mail flow features. Here are some tips for optimizing mail flow in Exchange Online:

* Use content filtering to filter out unwanted messages and reduce the amount of spam that reaches users.
* Implement DLP policies to protect sensitive information from leaving the organization.
* Create mail flow rules to define how messages are routed through the system.
* Utilize transport rules to control the flow of messages between users and external recipients.
* Enable journaling to track and trace messages sent or received within the organization.
* Use message trace to view detailed information about messages sent or received within the organization.

Conclusion
Microsoft recently announced the deprecation of certain mail flow features in the classic Exchange admin center in the Worldwide (WW) service. Administrators can take advantage of the modernized mail flow features available in Exchange Online to optimize mail flow. Content filtering, DLP, mail flow rules, transport rules, journaling, and message trace are all features that can be used to optimize mail flow in Exchange Online.

By utilizing these modernized mail flow features, administrators can ensure a secure, reliable, and seamless experience for their users.
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Deprecation of Mail flow features in classic Exchange admin center in WW service

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