Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection

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

Use the Get-SafeLinksRule cmdlet to view Safe Links rules in your cloud-based organization.

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

Get-SafeLinksRule [-Identity <RuleIdParameter>] [-State <Enabled | Disabled>]

This example returns a summary list of all Safe Links rules in your organization.

Get-SafeLinksRule | Format-Table -Auto Name,State,Priority,SafeLinksPolicy,Comments

This example returns detailed information about the Safe Links rule named Research Department URL Rule.

Get-SafeLinksRule -Identity "Research Department URL Rule"

Safe Links is a feature in Advanced Threat Protection that checks links in email messages to see if they lead to malicious web sites. When a user clicks a link in a message, the URL is temporarily rewritten and checked against a list of known, malicious web sites. Safe Links includes the URL trace reporting feature to help determine who has clicked through to a malicious web site.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the Safe Links rule that you want to view.

You can use any value that uniquely identifies the rule. For example:

  • Name

  • Distinguised name (DN)

  • GUID




The State parameter filters the results by the state of the rule. Valid values are Enabled and Disabled.

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.