Exchange admin center in Exchange Online Protection

The Exchange admin center (EAC) is the web-based management console for Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP).

Looking for the Exchange 2013 version of this topic? See Exchange admin center in Exchange 2013.

Looking for the Exchange Online version of this topic? See Exchange admin center in Exchange Online.

Accessing the EAC

In most cases, EOP customers will access the EAC through the Office 365 admin center. You can find a link to EOP in the drop-down menu in the Admin tile, which is next to the Me tile. Click the Admin tile and select Exchange Online Protection from the drop down menu to be taken to the EAC.

You can also access the EAC sign in page directly via the following URL: https://admin.protection.outlook.com/ecp/<companydomain>. For example, https://admin.protection.outlook.com/ecp/contoso.onmicrosoft.com. After specifying your user credentials you will be taken directly into the EAC.

Common user interface elements in the EAC

This section describes the user interface elements that are found in the EAC.

EOP-AdminCenter

Feature Pane

This is the first level of navigation for most of the tasks you'll perform in the EAC. The feature pane is organized by feature areas.

  1. Recipients This is where you'll view internal users and external contacts.

  2. Permissions This where you'll manage administrator roles.

  3. Compliance Management This is where you'll find audit logs and reports, such as the administrator role group report.

  4. Protection This is where you'll manage anti-malware and anti-spam protection for your organization, as well as manage messages in quarantine.

  5. Mail Flow This is where you'll manage rules, accepted domains, and connectors, as well as where you'll go to perform message trace.

Tabs

The tabs are your second level of navigation. Each of the feature areas contains various tabs, each representing a feature.

Toolbar

When you click most tabs, you'll see a toolbar. The toolbar has icons that perform a specific action. The following table describes the icons and their actions.

Icon Name Action
Add Icon
Add, New
Use this icon to create a new object. Some of these icons have an associated down arrow you can click to show additional objects you can create.
Edit icon
Edit
Use this icon to edit an object.
Delete icon
Delete
Use this icon to delete an object. Some delete icons have a down arrow you can click to show additional options.
Search icon
Search
Use this icon to open a search box in which you can type the search phrase for an object you want to find.
Refresh Icon
Refresh
Use this icon to refresh the list view.
More Options Icon
More options
Use this icon to view more actions you can perform for that tab's objects. For example, in Recipients > Users clicking this icon shows the option to perform an Advanced Search.
Up Arrow IconDown Arrow Icon
Up arrow and down arrow
Use these icons to move an object's priority up or down.
Remove icon
Remove
Use this icon to remove objects from a list.

List View

When you select a tab, in most cases you'll see a list view. The viewable limit with the EAC list view is approximately 10,000 objects. In addition, paging is included so that you can page to results.

Details Pane

When you select an object from the list view, information about that object is displayed in the details pane. In some cases the details pane includes management tasks.

Me tile and Help

The Me tile allows you to sign out the EAC and sign in as a different user. From the HelpHelp Icon drop-down menu, you can perform the following actions:

  1. Help Click Help Icon to view the online help content.

  2. Disable Help bubble The Help bubble displays contextual help for fields when you create or edit an object. You can turn off the Help bubble or turn it on if it has been disabled.

  3. Copyright Click this link to read the copyright notice for Exchange Online Protection.

  4. Privacy Click to read the privacy policy for Exchange Online Protection.

Supported Browsers

For the best experience using the EAC, we recommend that you always use the latest browsers, Office clients, and apps. We also recommend that you install software updates when they become available. For more information about the supported browsers and system requirements for the service, see Office 365 System Requirements.

Supported languages in EOP

The following languages are supported and available for Exchange Online Protection.

  • Amharic

  • Arabic

  • Basque (Basque)

  • Bengali (India)

  • Bulgarian

  • Catalan

  • Chinese (Simplified)

  • Chinese (Traditional)

  • Croatian

  • Czech

  • Danish

  • Dutch

  • Dutch

  • English

  • Estonian

  • Filipino (Philippines)

  • Finnish

  • French

  • Galician

  • German

  • Greek

  • Gujarati

  • Hebrew

  • Hindi

  • Hungarian

  • Icelandic

  • Indonesian

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Kannada

  • Kazakh

  • Kiswahili

  • Korean

  • Latvian

  • Lithuanian

  • Malay (Brunei Darussalam)

  • Malay (Malaysia)

  • Malayalam

  • Marathi

  • Norwegian (BokmÃ¥l)

  • Norwegian (Nynorsk)

  • Oriya

  • Persian

  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazil)

  • Portuguese (Portugal)

  • Romanian

  • Russian

  • Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia)

  • Serbian (Latin)

  • Slovak

  • Slovenian

  • Spanish

  • Swedish

  • Tamil

  • Telugu

  • Thai

  • Turkish

  • Ukrainian

  • Urdu

  • Vietnamese

  • Welsh