Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.

Use the Get-ImapSettings cmdlet to view the settings of the Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service on Exchange servers. This is the client access (frontend) IMAP4 service that clients connect to.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Get-ImapSettings [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Server <ServerIdParameter>]

This example displays the settings and values of the Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service that's running on the server named MBX01.

Get-IMAPSettings -Server MBX01

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "IMAP4 settings" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example,




The Server parameter specifies the Exchange server where you want to run this command. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the server. For example:

  • Name

  • FQDN

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Exchange Legacy DN

If you don't use this parameter, the command is run on the local server.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.