Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Get-AttachmentFilterEntry cmdlet to view the list of attachment filter entries configured on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed.

get-attachmentfilterentry [-Identity <String>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

Parameter Required Type Description




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory. The DomainController parameter isn't supported on the Edge Transport server role. The Edge Transport server role reads only from the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance.




The Identity parameter specifies which attachment filter entry the command retrieves. The Identity parameter accepts values in the format Type:Name, where Type is one of the following values:

  • ContentType   This value matches the attachment filter entry against the MIME content type.
  • FileName   This value matches the attachment filter entry against the simple file name.

The Attachment Filter agent can block attachments from entering the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 organization based on the content type or file name of the attachment. The configuration of the Attachment Filter agent determines how attachments are processed.

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 "Anti-spam features" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.

This example returns all attachment filter entries.


This example returns only the attachment filter entries that filter file names with a .txt extension.

Get-AttachmentFilterEntry -Identity FileName:*.txt

This example returns only the attachment filter entries that filter attachments that have the MIME content type image/jpeg.

Get-AttachmentFilterEntry -Identity ContentType:image/jpeg