Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection

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

Use the Get-OutboundConnector cmdlet to view the configuration information for an Outbound connector in your cloud-based organization.

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

Get-OutboundConnector [-Identity <OutboundConnectorIdParameter>] [-IncludeTestModeConnectors <$true | $false>] [-IsTransportRuleScoped <$true | $false>]

This example displays detailed information about the Outbound connector named Contoso Outbound Connector.

Get-OutboundConnector "Contoso Outbound Connector" | Format-List

Outbound connectors send email messages to remote domains that require specific configuration options.

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 "Inbound and Outbound connectors" entry in the Feature permissions in Exchange Online topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the Outbound connector you want to view.




PARAMVALUE: $true | $false




The IsTransportRuleScoped parameter shows or hides the Outbound connectors that are scoped to transport rules. Valid input for this parameter is $true or $false. The default value is $false. To view only the Outbound connectors that are scoped to transport rules, set the value to $true.

A transport rule is scoped to a specific Outbound connector using the RouteMessageOutboundConnector parameter on the New-TransportRule or Set-TransportRule cmdlets.

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.