Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Get-MaillboxJunkEmailConfiguration cmdlet to view the junk e-mail rule configuration for a specific mailbox.

Get-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration -Identity <MailboxIdParameter> [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-ReadFromDomainController <SwitchParameter>] [-ResultSize <Unlimited>]

Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox. You can use one of the following values:

  • GUID
  • Distinguished name (DN)
  • Domain\Account
  • User principal name (UPN)
  • LegacyExchangeDN
  • SmtpAddress
  • Alias

You can use the wildcard character (*) to view the junk e-mail rule configuration for multiple mailboxes.




The Credential parameter specifies the user name and password to use to access Active Directory.

This parameter requires the creation and passing of a credential object. This credential object is created by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. For more information, see Get-Credential.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.




The ReadFromDomainController parameter specifies that the user information is read from a domain controller in the user's domain. If you set the recipient scope to include all recipients in the forest and don't use this parameter, it's possible that the user information is read from a global catalog with outdated information. If you use this parameter, multiple reads might be necessary to get the information.

By default, the recipient scope is set to the domain that hosts your servers that run Microsoft Exchange.




The ResultSize parameter specifies the maximum number of results to return. If you want to return all mailboxes that match the query, use unlimited for the value of this parameter. The default value is 1000.

The junk e-mail rule helps Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office Outlook Web App users to automatically remove any spam that gets past anti-spam filters and reaches the users' mailboxes. This cmdlet allows users and administrators to view how the junk e-mail rule is configured for a specific mailbox.

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 "Mailbox junk e-mail configuration" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.

This example displays the junk e-mail rule configuration for the user David Pelton.

Get-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration -Identity "David Pelton"

This example displays the junk e-mail rule configuration for all mailboxes in your organization that have the junk e-mail rule enabled.

Get-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration -Identity * | Where {$_.Enabled -eq $true}