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Email Password Requirements Changing
The password strength requirements for Hosted Email and Hosted Exchange are changing. If you use the Administrative APIs, this change may require you to update your integration code. Also, if you use the Directory Sync utility, you may need to adjust your password policy.
On January 6, 2016, the Control Panel and Webmail interfaces will begin enforcing new rules when setting or changing a password.
On January 20, 2016, all Email API's will be updated to validate new or changed end user passwords according to the new rules.
The password rules will now be consistent for both Hosted Email and Hosted Exchange. The new password strength requirements are:
- Must be at least 8 characters long
- Must contain 3 of the following:
* Uppercase letter
* Lowercase letter
* Special character or space
After January 20th, when attempting to set a password that doesn't match these new requirements, an error response will be triggered from the API. You can - and should - update your code to respect the new requirements now. Please refer to the REST or SOAP documentation for error code specifics.
This change will not force any existing users to change their password, regardless of the strength of that password. For that reason, we recommend advising users to periodically change their email passwords.
If you have any additional questions, please contact your support team.
Microsoft Outlook 2016 - Public Folders
We are aware of a bug in Outlook 2016 (for Windows) that affects public folder connectivity for Exchange 2010 users. Our partners at Microsoft have confirmed that a future patch release will be provided to address this bug. There is no timeline available for this release currently. In the meantime, Outlook 2016 users who require access to public folders are encouraged to use OWA (Outlook Web Access). If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact your support team.