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Topic Last Modified: 2015-10-15

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This cmdlet is available only in the cloud-based service.

Use the Remove-HostedContentFilterRule cmdlet to remove content filter rules in your cloud-based organization.

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

Remove-HostedContentFilterRule -Identity <RuleIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes the content filter rule named Contoso Recipients.

Remove-HostedConnectionFilterRule "Contoso Recipients"

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" entry in the Feature permissions in Exchange Online topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the content filter rule that you want to remove. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the rule. For example, you can specify the name, GUID, or distinguished name (DN) of the content filter rule.




The Confirm switch can be used to suppress the confirmation prompt that appears by default when this cmdlet is run. To suppress the confirmation prompt, use the syntax -Confirm:$False. You must include a colon ( : ) in the syntax.




This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.




The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

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.

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