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Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration cmdlet to view the Microsoft Outlook Web App settings that are applied to specific mailboxes.

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

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

This example returns the Outlook Web App settings for Tony's mailbox.

Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration tony@contoso.com

This example returns the Outlook Web App settings for Tony's mailbox, and specifies the domain controller that's used to get those settings.

Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration tony@contoso.com -DomainController DC1

The Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration cmdlet shows Outlook Web App settings for the specified mailbox. These settings are not used in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, or other email clients. These settings are applied in Outlook Web App only. Settings that contain the word Mobile are applied in Microsoft OWA for Devices only.

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 "Message configuration" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the mailbox.

For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical DN

  • <domain name>\<account name>

  • Email address

  • GUID

  • LegacyExchangeDN

  • SamAccountName

  • User ID or user principal name (UPN)




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

This parameter requires you to create a credentials object by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. For more information, see Get-Credential.




This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.




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 if you 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 Exchange.




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

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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