Do service accounts really need an E3 license? #M365AMA

In this episode, the #M365AMA panel discusses the following community question:

“Creating a PowerApp that will run under a service account that has access to Exchange Online to send emails. I am being told that the service account needs to hold an E3 licence, which seems overkill to me. E3 includes installable Office applications, so why would I need that? Surely an F3 or even an Exchange Plan licence would suffice? What are others using?”

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Christian Buckley

Christian is the Brand Alliance Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) and #P2Pnow series, the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.