View or configure Outlook Web App mailbox policy properties

After you create an Outlook Web App mailbox policy, you can configure a variety of options to control the features available to users in Outlook Web App. For example, you can enable or disable Inbox rules or create a list of allowed file types for attachments.

What do you need to know before you begin?

  • Estimated time to complete each procedure: 3 minutes.

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Outlook Web App mailbox policies" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard shortcuts in the Exchange admin center.

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What do you want to do?

Use the EAC to view or configure Outlook Web App mailbox policies

  1. In the EAC, click Permissions > Outlook Web App policies.

  2. In the result pane, click to select the mailbox policy you want to view or configure.

  3. Click the Edit button.

  4. On the General tab, you can view and edit the name of the policy.

  5. On the Features tab, use the check boxes to enable or disable features. By default, the most common features are displayed. To see all features that can be enabled or disabled, click More options.

    Note

    Features settings for Outlook Web App mailbox policies override Outlook Web App virtual directory settings. You can change segmentation settings for individual users by using the Set-CASMailbox cmdlet in the Shell.

  6. On the File Access tab, use the Direct file access check boxes to configure the file access and viewing options for users. File access lets a user open or view the contents of files attached to an email message.

    File access can be controlled based on whether a user has signed in on a public or private computer. The option for users to select private computer access or public computer access is available only when you're using forms-based authentication. All other forms of authentication default to private computer access.

  7. On the Offline access tab, use the option buttons to configure offline access availability.

  8. Click Save to update the policy.

Use the Shell to configure Outlook Web App mailbox policies

This example enables calendar access in the default mailbox policy.

Set-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity Default -CalendarEnabled $true

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-OwaMailboxPolicy.

Use the Shell to view Outlook Web App mailbox policies

This example retrieves the properties of the Outlook Web App mailbox policy Executives in the organization Fabrikam.

Get-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity Fabrikam\Executives

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Get-OwaMailboxPolicy.

How do you know this worked?

To verify that you've successfully edited an Outlook Web App mailbox policy:

  1. In the EAC, click Permissions > Outlook Web App Policies, and then choose a specific Outlook Web App mailbox policy.

  2. Click the Edit button to view the properties of the mailbox policy.

  3. Click Save or Cancel to close the properties page.