Outlook web access… is there a tracking log?

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I sometimes log into my work email account at home using Outlook web access. Is there such a thing as a tracking log that my IT dept can view when and where (IP address) i sign into my account? How often are these tracking logs looked at? Is this something that can easily be traced? We have over 5000 employees at our company. Can i simply go ask them for a report? Is it common for IT depts to run audits of how many times a user has logged in (to see if there were any high unusual times of logins)? I guess this would help in seeing if an account may have been hacked?

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There are n number of ways to track when a mail server of an organization is accessed through webmail or any other manner from within/ or outside the organization. It all depends on security policies and implementations whether it is being done or not. If the rules are defined in the firewall, the logins can very well be looked into and analyzed.

If you have 5000 employees in your company, you need not go and as them for a report. They won’t be having it, it will be available with your IT administrator. But point is in what capacity you can ask, that you have to see.

Frequent logins or long hour logins do not imply hacking.

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