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What are the password requirements for hosted Exchange accounts?

Password for hosted Exchange mailboxes must meet complexity requirements.

Complexity rules for passwords on hosted Exchange accounts
  • A password must not contain all or part of the user's display name or email address.
  • Minimum password length is eight (8) characters.
  • The password must contain characters from three (3) of the following five (5) categories:
    • English uppercase letters (A-Z)
    • English lowercase letters (a-z)
    • Numbers (0-9)
    • Special characters (e.g. ! $ # %)
    • Unicode characters that do not fall into one of the above categories (e.g., a Japanese character or Russian letter)
  • Password history is enabled, and users are not able to re-use any of their last 4 passwords.
  • Passwords can be either entered manually or generated automatically. A password meter pop-up checks if the password meets complexity requirements and determines if the password can be considered strong with the colored bars.
Creation date: 5/12/2020 8:42 PM (lee@shieldinformation.com)      Updated: 5/12/2020 8:46 PM (lee@shieldinformation.com)
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