View or configure Outlook Web App mailbox policy properties


Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2016-04-13

After you create an Outlook Web App mailbox policy, you can configure a variety of options to control the features available to users in Outlook Web App. For example, you can enable or disable Inbox rules or create a list of allowed file types for attachments.

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

  2. In the result pane, click to select the mailbox policy you want to view or configure.

  3. Click the Edit button.

  4. On the General tab, you can view and edit the name of the policy.

  5. On the Features tab, 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.
  6. On the File Access tab, use the Direct file access check boxes to configure the file access and viewing options for users. File access lets a user open or view the contents of files attached to an email message.

    File access can be controlled based on whether a user has signed in on a public or private computer. The option for users to select private computer access or public computer access is available only when you’re using forms-based authentication. All other forms of authentication default to private computer access.

  7. On the Offline access tab, use the option buttons to configure offline access availability.

  8. Click Save to update the policy.

This example enables calendar access in the default mailbox policy.

Set-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity Default -CalendarEnabled $true

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-OwaMailboxPolicy.

This example retrieves the properties of the Outlook Web App mailbox policy Executives in the organization Fabrikam.

Get-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity Fabrikam\Executives

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Get-OwaMailboxPolicy.

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

  1. In the EAC, click Permissions > Outlook Web App Policies, and then choose a specific Outlook Web App mailbox policy.

  2. Click the Edit button to view the properties of the mailbox policy.

  3. Click Save or Cancel to close the properties page.