Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-16

Use the Get-MailboxSpellingConfiguration cmdlet to retrieve the Microsoft Office Outlook Web App spell checking settings of a specified user. For example, users can set their dictionary language and configure the spelling checker to ignore mixed digits and words in all uppercase.


Get-MailboxSpellingConfiguration -Identity <MailboxIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

Detailed Description

The Get-MailboxSpellingConfiguration cmdlet is primarily used to populate the spell checking settings for end users in Outlook Web App. Administrators can also view users' settings by running this cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell. The following spell checking settings are retrieved by the cmdlet for the specified mailbox:

  • Identity   This setting specifies the mailbox identity.

  • CheckBeforeSend   This setting specifies whether Outlook Web App checks the spelling of every message when the user clicks Send in the new message form.

  • DictionaryLanguage   This setting specifies the dictionary language used when the spelling checker checks the spelling in messages.

  • IgnoreMixedDigits   This setting specifies whether the spelling checker ignores words that contain numbers.

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 "Public folder administrative permissions" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox. You can use one of the following values:

  • GUID

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Domain\Account

  • User principal name (UPN)

  • LegacyExchangeDN

  • SmtpAddress

  • Alias




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.

Input Types

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.

Return Types

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.



This example retrieves the Outlook Web App options of user Tony.

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Get-MailboxSpellingConfiguration -Identity Tony


This example returns Outlook Web App spell checking options set on Tony's mailbox by specifying domain controller DC1 to get the information from Active Directory.

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Get-MailboxSpellingConfiguration -Identity Tony -DomainController DC1


This example returns the Outlook Web App spell checking options for Tony's mailbox by specifying the identity of the mailbox in the format domain\account.

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Get-MailboxSpellingConfiguration -Identity contoso\tony