Configure Character Settings for Outlook Web App


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

You can use the Shell to configure the character settings on Microsoft Office Outlook Web App virtual directories in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. For more information about character settings in Outlook Web App, see Managing Outlook Web App Advanced Features.

Looking for other advanced management tasks for Outlook Web App? Check out Managing Outlook Web App Advanced Features.

Use the Shell to configure character settings for Outlook Web App

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Outlook Web App virtual directories" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

This example configures Outlook Web App to always use UTF-8 encoded UNICODE characters on all outgoing e-mail messages.

Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -identity "Owa (Default Web Site)" -OutboundCharset AlwaysUTF8


The AlwaysUTF8 character setting on the Outlook Web App virtual directory takes precedence over user-defined settings. Outlook Web App sets the UTF-8 character on all outgoing e-mail messages, regardless of the user's language choice in Outlook Web App.

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-OwaVirtualDirectory.

Other Tasks

After you configure character settings for Outlook Web App, you may also want to Configure Language Settings for Outlook Web App.

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