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Who is reading my email?

Is there any way to see "who is accessing my email account using Microsoft Outlook Web Access?" I need the details such as which Internet Protocol they use and how frequently they use it.
Your best bet is going to be to review any IIS and Exchange logs that are enabled on the server. The following are two pieces from SearchExchange.com that can help:
Checking logs for OWA logon attempts
Decoding Outlook Web Access log entries

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This was first published in August 2006

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