Is there a way to make ALL mailboxes EAS?
Question asked by Joe Dellaragione - 12/10/2019 at 1:34 PM
I have 500 mailboxes, and 500 EAS licenses, I just want to make every mailbox EAS capable. Is there a way to do so without having to go into Settings > EAS Mailboxes and adding each one manually?

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Hi Joe, 

I'm afraid there isn't a way to do this in the current public build. However, this functionality is coming soon! In the BETA build, EAS has been added to User Defaults, so System Administrators can set the default status for new users as well as propagate any changes to all users. Domain Administrators will also have the ability to select all users in their Users list and use the Actions button to Enable/Disable EAS across the board.

In the meantime, as the System Admin in the Domains grid, you can use the Actions button to export a list of all of your users (Export All Users to CSV). This might make it a little easier, allowing you to copy/paste the email address in the ActiveSync field.

You can also find the mailboxes that have EAS assigned in the EAS.json file. (Its default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\Service\Settings\eas.json.) If you find it easier, you can stop the SmarterMail service and add the email addresses directly to this file. Just be sure they're entered in the following format: 
  "eas_users": [
I hope this helps! 
John Marx Replied
On the account list, click the ellipses at the top of the list, and choose user defaults. You can check under "Exchange Synchronization (Enterprise Only)" the options you want. Click save, and then click on Propagate. Here you choose the options to set for all users (e.g. EAS). Then click on the items you want and choose either a specific domain or all domains. 
kevind Replied
Here's a nifty idea from 2015 that would solve this problem:

Plus it has the added benefit that if you have 1000 mailboxes, but only 500 EAS licenses, you could just tell _all_ users they have EAS and knowing that not everyone is going to set up a mobile device. Then just buy more licenses as needed.
Joe Dellaragione Replied
Thanks for the replies everyone. John, I did not see those options, perhaps we are on different versions? Andrea - Your suggestion worked. I exported the CSV and then used excel to add the " and ,'s where needed and overwrote the file. It took less than 10 minutes from start to finish. 


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