Check if a mailbox exists with Python and smtplib

Every day we discover different tools that should make our life easier, enchanted by the promise of achieving the best result without any effort. If we can master that tool or technique we can solve many problems even without understanding or finding the root cause, right?

So often I’m guilty of making that assumption, because it not just lazyness it’s harder and it takes time and patience to break complicated puzzles into small simple pieces. Even more to put it all those parts back together to finally find answers to questions like: How? When? Why?

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Export mailbox (in PST format) from MS Exchange 2016 using Exchange Management Shell

MS Exchange 2016 offers 2 powerful management tools:

  • Exchange Admin Center
  • Exchange Management Shell

The web portal of the Exchange Admin Center offers a lot useful features to manage the mail server on a daily basis.  However, like other recent MS tools, not every action is designed to be perform via GUI.

In this case we will  export a user mailbox in pst format.

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