Microsoft 365 Defender Trial

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Hi, I want to try Microsoft 365 Defender Trial, but only in Audit Mode, meaning it won't take any action of advanced threats.


However, I'd like to know if the basic Exchange Online Protection will continue blocking malware and spam as always, making sure the "Audit" mode of M365 Defender won't turn off the EXO protection.




Would using Audit Mode deactivate anything in basic EXO protection? Thank you

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Microsoft 365 Defender and Exchange Online Protection suppose running independently, which means Exchange Online Protection won't be affected due to Microsoft 365 Defender enabled