New-MessageClassification

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-MessageClassification cmdlet to create a message classification instance in your organization.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

New-MessageClassification
   [-Name] <String>
   -DisplayName <String>
   -Locale <CultureInfo>
   -SenderDescription <String>
   [-Confirm]
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
   [-RecipientDescription <String>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [<CommonParameters>]
New-MessageClassification
   [-Name] <String>
   -DisplayName <String>
   -SenderDescription <String>
   [-ClassificationID <Guid>]
   [-Confirm]
   [-DisplayPrecedence <Highest | Higher | High | MediumHigh | Medium | MediumLow | Low | Lower | Lowest>]
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
   [-PermissionMenuVisible <$true | $false>]
   [-RecipientDescription <String>]
   [-RetainClassificationEnabled <$true | $false>]
   [-WhatIf]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

After you create a new message classification, you can specify the message classification as a transport rule predicate. Before Microsoft Outlook and Outlook on the web users can apply the message classification to messages, you need to update the end-user systems with the message classification XML file created by the Export-OutlookClassification.ps1 script file. The Export-OutlookClassification.ps1 script file is located in the %ExchangeInstallPath%Scripts directory.

When you create a message classification, it has no locale. By default, the new message classification is used for all locales. After a default message classification is defined, you can add new locales of the classification by running the New-MessageClassification cmdlet and by specifying the default message classification identity that you want to localize.

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-MessageClassification -Name "My Message Classification" -DisplayName "New Message Classification" -SenderDescription "This is the description text"

This example creates the message classification named My Message Classification with the following properties:

  • The display name is New Message Classification.

  • The sender description is "This is the description text".

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

New-MessageClassification -Name "My Message Classification" -Locale es-ES -DisplayName "EspaƱa Example" -SenderDescription "Este es el texto de la descripciĆ³n"

In on-premises Exchange, this example creates a locale-specific (Spanish - Spain) version of an existing message classification named "My Message Classification".

Parameters

-ClassificationID

The ClassificationID parameter specifies the classification ID (GUID) of an existing message classification that you want to import and use in your Exchange organization. Use this parameter if you're configuring message classifications that span two Exchange forests in the same organization.

To find the ClassificationID value of the message classification, replace <MessageClassificationName> with the name of the message classification and run the following command: Get-MessageCalssification -Identity "<MessageClassificationName>.

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online
-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 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online
-DisplayName

The DisplayName parameter specifies the title of the message classification that's displayed in Outlook and selected by users. The maximum length is 256 characters. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks (").

The message classification XML file must be present on the sender's computer for the display name to be displayed.

If the UserDisplayEnabled parameter is set to $true, the value of this parameter is displayed for the recipient, even if no message classification XML file is installed.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online
-DisplayPrecedence

The DisplayPrecedence parameter specifies the relative precedence of the message classification to other message classifications that may be applied to a specified message. Valid values are:

  • Highest

  • Higher

  • High

  • MediumHigh

  • Medium (This is the default value)

  • MediumLow

  • Low

  • Lower

  • Lowest

Although Outlook only lets a user specify a single classification for a message, transport rules may apply other classifications to a message. The classification with the highest precedence is shown first and the subsequent classifications, which are those with lesser precedence as defined by this parameter, are appended in the appropriate order thereafter.

Type:Highest | Higher | High | MediumHigh | Medium | MediumLow | Low | Lower | Lowest
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, 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.

The DomainController parameter isn't supported on Edge Transport servers. An Edge Transport server uses the local instance of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) to read and write data.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019
-Locale

This parameter is available or functional on in on-premises Exchange.

The Locale parameter specifies a locale-specific version of an existing message classification. You use the -Name parameter to identify the existing message classification, and the SenderDescription parameter to specify the descriptive text in another language.

A valid value for this parameter is a supported culture code value from the Microsoft .NET Framework CultureInfo class (for example, da-DK for Danish or ja-JP for Japanese). For more information, see CultureInfo Class (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=184859).

Type:CultureInfo
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019
-Name

The Name parameter specifies the unique name for the message classification. The maximum length is 64 characters. 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 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online
-PermissionMenuVisible

The PermissionMenuVisible parameter specifies whether the values that you entered for the DisplayName and RecipientDescription parameters are displayed in Outlook as the user composes a message. Valid values are:

  • $true: Users can assign the message classification to messages before they're sent, and the classification information is displayed. This is the default value.

  • $false: Users can't assign the message classification to messages before they're sent, However, messages received with this message classification still display the classification information.

Type:$true | $false
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online
-RecipientDescription

The RecipientDescription parameter specifies the the detailed text that's shown to Outlook recipient when they receive a message that has the message classification applied. The maximum length is 1024 characters. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks (").

If you don't use this parameter, the value of the SenderDescription parameter is used.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online
-RetainClassificationEnabled

The RetainClassificationEnabled parameter specifies whether the message classification should persist with the message if the message is forwarded or replied to.

The default value is $true.

Type:$true | $false
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online
-SenderDescription

The SenderDescription parameter specifies the the detailed text that's shown to Outlook senders when they select a message classification to apply to a message before they send the message. The maximum length is 1024 characters. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks (").

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, 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 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, 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.