OWA – Setting up default message type and size

Posted: January 13, 2012 in Exchange 2010, Powershell
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Every day a new challenge.

A customer requested to set the default message type in OWA to Arial.
Like almost ever you can do this easy with PowerShell:

Get-Mailbox -RecipientType ‘UserMailbox’ | Get-MailboxMessageConfiguration  | Set-MailboxMessageConfiguration -DefaultFontName Arial

You can also do this for various parameters. Take a look at TechNet for a full list of parameters.



  1. Chris Koop says:

    I found this very useful. Worked a treat for us. I added the following to the command as we had more than a 1000 recipients. -ResultSize Unlimited”

    Hope this helps others as it has helped me.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Chris,
      thanks for your comment. You are right, if you run this command with more than 1000 recipients you have to use the -ResultSize switch.

      Thanks again for your comment and your addition.



  2. Matt says:

    Do you know a way to set this by default on all new mailboxes rather than having to run this on every new mailbox created?

    • Chris says:

      Hi Matt,

      AFAIK there is know way to set this as default rather than running a script on new mailboxes.

      • shoaib says:

        Hey Chiris.. thanks guys for your posts. Is there any possiblity that when you copy paste the para using any fonts, that will automatically convert it the fonts to time new roman by default?

  3. Shaun says:

    Thank you

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