ATP licenses for shared mailboxes?

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I know shared mailboxes don't require and ATP license but say I have a user (Bob) that has a mailbox with his own ATP license but he's also a member of a shared mailbox "info@somecomapny.com". Will he be protected under his mailbox ATP license for any emails coming into the info@ shared mailbox or will I need to apply an ATP license to the Info shared mailbox to protect all members?

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@Paul Storic 

 

AFAIK you need to apply the ATP license to the shared mailbox.. without that your mailbox is not protected by ATP.

 

Thanks

 

Robin Nishad

@Paul Storic  ATP is a Feature which does the additional sentinel work for individual mailboxes at the Backend level & not User Level. So if i have access to a Mailbox, doesn't mean the features available because of benefit license (like ATP or EO Plan 2 archiving ) would be applicable to mine as well. ATP is available for per mailbox level usage and hence doesn't protect Owner's or Delegate access mailboxes.

 

Please refer - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_install-mso_other/office-365-atp-licensi...

 

Cheers !

Ankit Shukla

 

Right

When are licenses required for Shared Mailboxes? Licenses are required for the shared mailbox for the following: Increasing the shared mailbox size limit to 100GB requires Exchange Plan 2 (or Plan 1 + Exchange Online Archiving [EOA]). Enabling E3/EXO P2 capabilities (for example, applying a basic mail retention policy) Exchange Plan 2 (or Plan 1 + EOA). Enabling E5 capabilities (for example, automatic retention or classification, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (previously O365 ATP)) requires a license that includes the rights to those capabilities (for example, E5 Compliance, E5 Information Protection & Governance, E5 Security).

@PascalDBX It's a bit confusing.

 

Let's say Bob leaves the company. Prior to leaving, he had a 365 business standard license + Defender license. We convert his mailbox to a shared mailbox and give access to it to another user. Since it's been converted to shared, we don't need to apply the 365 Business Standard license to his user account but do we need to leave the defender license?

 

I'm asking because if you create a fresh shared mailbox, there are no options to apply a license

 

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@Pablo83 

 

My text is the Microsoft official license rules text.

If a mailbox shared or not - use for example Defender ATP - customer need to pay for the license.

 

Ground rule:

If you get benefit of the service - you need to pay for the licence.

 

@PascalDBX How do you apply it to a shared mailbox that wasn't converted from a user mailbox? There are no license options.