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Overcoming Notification Delays: A Proactive Solution for Exchange Online Quarantine Alerts


In today's fast-paced business environment, timely communication is crucial, especially when it comes to critical matters like processing sales orders. However, the frustrating delays associated with traditional notification methods, such as quarantine digests, can significantly impact your business's productivity and revenue. HybrIT has an innovative solution for those using Exchange online protection utilizing Microsoft services (Azure function apps) to address this challenge and ensure rapid notifications, eliminating the risk of important emails getting buried in quarantine.

This article delves into the pain points of delayed quarantine notifications, highlighting the importance of swift action on incoming emails to prevent missed opportunities. Kris Turk demonstrates (see video) a step-by-step implementation process using Azure function apps and shares valuable resources on GitHub, making it accessible for professionals of all levels of expertise. 

The Challenge of Quarantine Delays

In today's digital landscape, businesses heavily rely on email communication to process critical information, such as sales orders. However, the reality is that email systems often face challenges when it comes to delivering these messages in a timely manner. One of the most frustrating issues is the delay associated with quarantine notifications, where important emails can get trapped in the spam filter for hours, or even days.

This delay can have a significant impact on a business's productivity and revenue. Missed sales opportunities, delayed responses to customer inquiries, and the inability to act on time-sensitive information can all contribute to a loss of competitive edge and potential financial setbacks.

The Solution: Azure Function Apps :)

To address this challenge, Kris has developed an innovative solution using Azure Function, a serverless computing service provided by Microsoft. By leveraging this technology, businesses can now enjoy a streamlined approach for quick notifications, eliminating the risk of important emails getting buried in quarantine digests.

Kris explains the process step-by-step: "The Azure Function I've created will search the quarantine for a particular email address, and if it finds an email in the quarantine, it will fire off an email to the designated recipient, such as an individual or a distribution group." 

The implementation process involves setting up a user-assigned identity in Azure Portal, granting the necessary permissions to the function, and configuring the code to match the specific requirements of the business. Kris has shared the detailed steps and resources on GitHub, making it accessible for professionals of all levels of expertise.

The Benefits of Quick Quarantine Notifications

By adopting this solution, businesses can unlock a range of benefits that can significantly improve their overall efficiency and responsiveness:

  • Timely Communication: Rapid notifications ensure that critical information, such as sales orders, are acted upon without delay, preventing missed opportunities and maintaining a competitive edge.

  • Improved Productivity: Swift action on incoming emails reduces the risk of important messages getting lost in the quarantine, allowing teams to focus on their core responsibilities and enhance overall productivity.

  • Enhanced Customer Experience: Timely responses to customer inquiries and the ability to process orders quickly can lead to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Increased Revenue: By addressing quarantine delays and ensuring the prompt processing of sales orders, businesses can capitalize on opportunities and drive revenue growth.


By implementing this solution, businesses can take control of their email communication, ensuring that important messages are delivered quickly and acted upon without delay. With the step-by-step resources provided on GitHub, professionals of all levels can easily integrate this solution into their existing infrastructure, unlocking the benefits of rapid quarantine notifications and positioning their organizations for long-term success.


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