UPDATE It turns out this was a false alarm on the part of an end user, but there are some helpful posts and suggestions if this actually occurred. UPDATE
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I have a user that accesses their Exchange mailbox using OWA exclusively.
They claim that their Contacts have mysteriously been deleted. They say they had 50-60 Contacts.
When I go into their account, there are only 2 Contacts - they say they just added those.
No Contacts are showing up in the Deleted Items folder, nor in any other folder listed in OWA. There are no subfolders within the Contacts folder.
In OWA "Options"/"Deleted Items", there are no Contacts in the "Recover Deleted Items" list - only old emails and a few Calendar items.
If I create a new message and start typing a name in the "To:" box, several Contacts appear in a drop down list. I can also start typing names in the search box at the top of the OWA window and names appear. I don't know where these names are coming from. They are not in the Default Global Address List.
I also wonder if there's a way to check if Contacts have been deleted. The user thinks it started last Friday.
Thanks for any help, Dan