Create an Outlook Web App mailbox policy


Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-05-30

You can create an Outlook Web App mailbox policy to apply a common set of policy settings. Outlook Web App mailbox policies are useful for applying and standardizing settings, for example, attachment settings, for specific groups of users.

  • Estimated time to complete each procedure: 5 minutes.

  • 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 "Outlook Web App mailbox policies" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard shortcuts in the Exchange admin center.

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  1. In the EAC, click Permissions > Outlook Web App policies.

  2. Click the New button.

  3. Enter a name for your policy.

  4. Use the check boxes to enable or disable features. By default, the most common features are displayed. To see all features that can be enabled or disabled, click More options.

    Features settings for Outlook Web App mailbox policies override Outlook Web App virtual directory settings. You can change segmentation settings for individual users by using the Set-CASMailbox cmdlet in the Shell.
  5. Click Save to save the policy.

This example creates an Outlook Web App mailbox policy named Policy1.

  • In the Shell, run the following command.

    New-OwaMailboxPolicy -Name Policy1

For more information about syntax and parameters, see New-OwaMailboxPolicy. For information about using the Shell to configure an Outlook Web App mailbox policy, see Set-OwaMailboxPolicy.

To verify that you’ve successfully created an Outlook Web App mailbox policy:

  • In the EAC, click Permissions > Outlook Web App Policies, and look for your new mailbox policy.