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Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration cmdlet to view e-mail message settings for a specified mailbox.

Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration -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




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




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forest, and if you don't use this parameter, it's possible that the user information is read from a global catalog with outdated information.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 mailboxes that match the query, use unlimited for the value of this parameter. The default value is 1000.

The Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration cmdlet returns e-mail message settings for the mailbox such as e-mail signature, message format, message options, read receipts, reading pane, and conversations.

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 "User options" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

Error Description


This example returns e-mail message settings for Tony's mailbox.

Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration -Identity tony

This example returns e-mail message settings for Tony's mailbox specifying the domain controller to query these settings from Active Directory.

Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration -Identity tony -DomainController DC1

This example returns all e-mail message settings for Tony's mailbox.

Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration -Identity tony -ResultSize unlimited
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