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The modifyorg command modifies an organization’s settings.


modifyorg <org name> [,field=<value>, ...]


modifyorg sales,, max_message_size=250

modifyorg sales, im_enable=on


Modifies an organization record.


Enclose <org name> in double quotes or preceded with a ‘\’ symbol if it contains a quote (‘), double quote (“), backslash (\), apostrophe, commas, #, = symbols.

<field>=<value> -- Any org-level field that you have privileges to edit. If you include a read-only field, the system will return an error.

Enclose <value> in double quotes if it contains a comma delimited list. For example, approved_senders=”,”.

Return Values

Batch command interface return values:

If the Sales organization’s approved_senders field was modified, this string is returned:

‘Modified Sales: Set approved_senders to’




Batch org management, and IM management (im_enable flag)



Whenever the shared secret is changed in the scripts, it should also be changed in the authentication_data field for the org which contains the users being authenticated.

If an email config organization is converted to a simple organization, the IP locks for any domain associated with the email config is deleted. The information is not retained. To display an email config organization’s IP locks for a domain, see the iplock display command.
In addition when using a batch file, comments begin with a ‘#’ hash symbol. If not on a separate line, the hash symbol could be interpreted as part of a user or organization name.

Related Commands

Batch Commands: addorg, deleteorg, displayorg, encryption modify_org, listorgs, org_im_settings display, org_im_settings modify, setorgsubstripping

Related Fields

Input: antivirus_sensitivity, approved_senders (for orgs), archive, async_bounce, at_notify_on, authentication_data, blatant_spam, blatant_spam, blocked_senders (for orgs), company_name, creator, default_user, disable_first_spam, disposition_virus, message_encryption (for orgs), footer_on, iid, im_enable, im_external_enable, im_proto_enable, is_email_config, lang_locale (for orgs), lastmod_date (for orgs), max_message_size, ndr, non_account_bounce, nullsender_disposition, nullsender_headertag_validation, orgname, out_at_notify_on, outbound_max_message_size, outbound_virus, outbound_virus_disposition, parent_org, qsum_actionable, qsum_enable, qtine_redir_atq, qtine_redir_ndr, qtine_redir_out_atq, qtine_redir_out_virus, qtine_redir_spam, qtine_redir_virus, quarantine_links, quarsum_links, remotecmd_secret, spam_notify_on, support_contact, tagonly_spam, timezone (for orgs), tls_notify_admin, tls_notify_on, virus_clean, virus_clean, virus_notify (for orgs), welcome_on

See Also

Building a Batch File

Editing Your Mail Handling Policies (Non Account Bounce)

Viewing Message Center Settings

Seeing if a User Has Received a Welcome Notification

Adding Users and Domains to Sender Lists

Viewing Message Center Settings

Editing Quarantine Summary Notifications

Viewing Message Center Settings

Viewing and Editing Message Encryption Settings

Setting a Virus Notification Interval

The Message Security Administration Guide, “Organization Management”

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