Exchange Online – A new administration role is being deployed: Quarantine Administrator

This was a missing role since the beginning of Office 365 and Exchange Online to allow the delegation of the administration of the quarantine.

Before you had to create your very own Exchange Role with the correct permissions – Mail Recipient, Message Tracking, Transport Hygiene and View-Only Configuration (which was not easy to find as there was no documentation).

Well good news, a new Quarantine Administrator role is becoming available through the Security and Compliance portal (, providing an out-of-the-box Role Based Access to the quarantine management.

To define the membership, logon to your Security and Compliance portal ( and reach out the Permissions blade


Then look up the roles list to find the Quarantine Administrator one


NOTE this role is NOT (yet?) available through the Office 365 main administration portal (

Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies