New PowerShell commands for POP access and email forwarding

Something we have to do quite frequently is either enable POP access to Exchange Online mailboxes, or configure a mailbox to forward to another recipient (either local or remote to Exchange Online).

In the past these requests had to be actioned through a Service Request via the BPOS support team – however by the end of January customers and partners will be able to do this themselves using PowerShell scripts as a result of the new features being rolled out to BPOS this month.

The commandlets that give you the control are:

Set-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient
Clear-MSOnlineAlternateRecipient
Enable-MSOnlinePOPAccess
Disable-MSOnlinePOPAccess

The documentation on these will be available via the MOAC interface as the service update is rolled out. Once we get our hands on this we will update our own PowerShell commandlet reference page.