How to give other user Read permission to all Outlook folders?

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We use Outlook 2016 with connecting to Office 365. One user requests to give another use READ permission to all his Outlook folders including all subfolders. 


I noticed the permission are not inherited. For example, if the user A gave user B Read permission to Inbox folder, User B can only access Inbox folder. User B can not see any subfolders under Inbox folder. 


I wonder if there is a way to share all Outlook folders including subfolders Read permission to other people. We don't want to give user B Full Access on the server end.


Need help!


Thanks in advance!

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You will have to enumerate all the folders and grant permissions to each of them. Here's a script I wrote a while back to get you started: