Powershell | Configure Focused Inbox O365

One of the most annoying features Microsoft has enabled was the Focused Inbox within O365. Although you can configure transport rules to send mail directly into the focused folder it does open a possibility for missing, potentially, important emails. Managing this feature is relatively straight forward but does have its limitations. You can configure Focused Inbox at two levels:

  • At an organisational level (applies for everyone)
  • At a user level (Applies to just that user)

To view the current settings or amend the configuration follow the steps below:

  1. Connect to Exchange online by following the Microsoft page which can be found here
    Please note if accessing with multi factor please use this guide
  2. To view the current setup type in the following command:
  3. Look down the list of settings to find FocusedInboxOn
  4. If your viewing your configuration for the first time after the initial setup, you may see the above. If FocusedInboxOn is blank this is using the default setting which for this, is enabled
  5. To configure focused inbox for everyone in your organisation run the following command
    Set-OrganizationConfig -FocusedInboxOn $False (Disable)
    Set-OrganizationConfig -FocusedInboxOn $True (Enable)
  6. To view the configure on a per user assignment run the following:
    Get-FocusedInbox -Identity <Email Address>
  7. To configure focused inbox for a user use the following:
    Set-FocusedInbox -Identity <Email Address> -FocusedInboxOn $false (Disable for user)
    Set-FocusedInbox -Identity <Email address> -FocusedInboxOn $true (Enable for user)

Your all done, for information on this visit here to see what Microsoft have to say!

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