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Check Office 365 quarantined emails

We use Office 365 and Exchange Online Protection (EOP) as our email hygiene solution. If an email is quarantined for spam or other reasons, we like to check and see what’s going on. If it’s not spam, we want to release the quarantine message. In this article, we will look at how to find Office 365 quarantined emails and how to release them.

Find Office 365 quarantined emails

Sign in to Microsoft 365 security center. Navigate to Review > Quarantine.

Do you like to open the quarantine URL immediately? The Office 365 quarantine URL is https://security.microsoft.com/quarantine.

Review quarantined messages

A list of quarantined messages will show up because they were classified as malware, spam, phishing, and more.

Quarantine email list

Click on a message to get more details. The buttons in the bar are essential when we like to release, share or preview the message.

Check Office 365 quarantined emails options

The more button will show useful extra options.

Check Office 365 quarantined emails more options

Preview Office 365 quarantined email

To preview a message in Office 365, click on an email in the list and click the Preview message.

Check Office 365 quarantined emails preview message

The source message shows up. We can also click on the tab for Plain text.

Check Office 365 quarantined emails preview message html

Release Office 365 quarantined email

To release a quarantined email in Office 365, click on an email in the list and click on Release email.

If we have more than one email that we like to release from quarantine, we can select multiple emails in the list and click the release messages icon.

Check Office 365 quarantined emails release email

Did this help you to find Office 365 quarantined emails?

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Conclusion

You learned how to check quarantined emails in Office 365 admin center. Always preview the quarantined message before immediately releasing the message to the recipient. If you see a lot of quarantined messages that shouldn’t be in there, you need to dig a bit deeper and see what’s going on.

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ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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