New-SweepRule

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other. Use the New-SweepRule cmdlet to create Sweep rules in mailboxes. Sweep rules run a regular intervals to help keep your Inbox clean. For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

New-SweepRule
   [-Name] <String>
   -Provider <String>
   [-Confirm]
   [-DestinationFolder <MailboxFolderIdParameter>]
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
   [-Enabled <$true | $false>]
   [-ExceptIfFlagged <$true | $false>]
   [-ExceptIfPinned <$true | $false>]
   [-KeepForDays <Int32>]
   [-KeepLatest <Int32>]
   [-Mailbox <MailboxIdParameter>]
   [-Sender <RecipientIdParameter>]
   [-SourceFolder <MailboxFolderIdParameter>]
   [-SystemCategory <NotDefined | FromContact | Newsletter | Photo | SocialUpdate | Video | Document | File | MailingList | ShippingNotification | LiveView | DocumentPlus | Important | Family | Bills | Shopping | Travel | Flight | RestaurantReservation | Lodging | RentalCar | Purchase | Event | RetiredPromotion>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

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 (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt432940.aspx).

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

New-SweepRule -Name "From Michelle" -Mailbox "Felipe Apodaca" -Provider Exchange16 -Sender michelle@fabrikam.com -KeepLatest 1

This example creates a new Sweep rule named "From Michelle" in Felipe Apodaca's mailbox that keeps the latest message from michelle@fabrikam.com in the Inbox folder, and moves older messages to the Deleted Items folder.

-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------

New-SweepRule -Name "From Lila" -Mailbox "Felipe Apodaca" -Provider Exchange16 -Sender lila@fabrikam.com -KeepForDays 10

This example creates a new Sweep rule named "From Lila" in Felipe Apodaca's mailbox that moves messages from lila@fabrikam.com in the Inbox folder that are older than 10 days to the Deleted Items folder.

Required Parameters

-Name

The Name parameter specifies the name of the Sweep rule. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-Provider

The Provider parameter specifies the provider for the Sweep rule. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks.

For Sweep rules that you create in Outlook on the web, the default value is Exchange16.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-DestinationFolder

The DestinationFolder parameter specifies an action for the Sweep rule that moves messages to the specified folder based on the conditions of the rule.

The default value is Deleted Items.

Type:MailboxFolderIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-DomainController

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

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.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016
-Enabled

The Enabled parameter specifies whether the Sweep rule is enabled or disabled. Valid values are:

  • $true: The rule is enabled. This is the default value.

  • $false: The rule is disabled.

After you create the rule, you can enable or disable it by using the Enable-SweepRule and Disable-SweepRule cmdlets.

Type:$true | $false
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-ExceptIfFlagged

The ExceptIfFlagged parameter specifies an exception for the Sweep rule that looks messages with a message flag applied. Valid values are:

  • $true: The rule action isn't applied to messages that have a message flag applied.

  • $false: The exception isn't used.

The typical message flag values are:

  • Any

  • Call

  • DoNotForward

  • FollowUp

  • ForYourInformation

  • Forward

  • NoResponseNecessary

  • Read

  • Reply

  • ReplyToAll

  • Review

Type:$true | $false
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-ExceptIfPinned

The PinMessage parameter specifies an exception for the Sweep rule that looks for pinned messages. Valid values are:

  • $true: The rule action isn't applied to messages that are pinned to the top of the Inbox.

  • $false: The exception isn't used.

Type:$true | $false
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-KeepForDays

The KeepForDays parameter specifies an action for the Sweep rule that specifies the number of days to keep messages that match the conditions of the rule. After the number of days have passed, the messages are moved to the location that's specified by the DestinationFolder parameter (by default, the Deleted Items folder).

You can't use this parameter with the KeepLatest parameter and the Sweep rule must contain a KeepForDays or KeepLatest parameter value.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-KeepLatest

The KeepLatest parameter specifies an action for the Sweep rule that specifies the number of messages to keep that match the conditions of the rule. After the number of messages is exceeded, the oldest messages are moved to the location that's specified by the DestinationFolder parameter (by default, the Deleted Items folder).

You can't use this parameter with the KeepForDays parameter and the Sweep rule must contain a KeepForDays or KeepLatest parameter value.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-Mailbox

The Mailbox parameter specifies the mailbox where you want to create the Sweep rule. 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)

Type:MailboxIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-Sender

The Sender parameter specifies a condition for the Sweep rule that looks for the specified sender in messages. For internal senders, you can use any value that uniquely identifies the sender.

For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical DN

  • Email address

  • GUID

For external senders, use their email address.

Type:RecipientIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-SourceFolder

The SourceFolder parameter specifies a condition for the Sweep rule that looks for messages in the specified folder.

The default value is Inbox.

Type:MailboxFolderIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-SystemCategory

The SystemCategory parameter specifies a condition for the sweep rule that looks for messages with the specified system category. System categories are available to all mailboxes in the organization. Valid values are:

  • NotDefined

  • Bills

  • Document

  • DocumentPlus

  • Event

  • Family

  • File

  • Flight

  • FromContact

  • Important

  • LiveView

  • Lodging

  • MailingList

  • Newsletter

  • Photo

  • Purchase

  • RentalCar

  • RestaurantReservation

  • RetiredPromotion

  • ShippingNotification

  • Shopping

  • SocialUpdate

  • Travel

  • Video

Type:NotDefined | FromContact | Newsletter | Photo | SocialUpdate | Video | Document | File | MailingList | ShippingNotification | LiveView | DocumentPlus | Important | Family | Bills | Shopping | Travel | Flight | RestaurantReservation | Lodging | RentalCar | Purchase | Event | RetiredPromotion
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online
-WhatIf

The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Online

Inputs

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=616387). If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn't accept input data.

Outputs

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=616387). If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn't return data.