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Any way control Windows 10 Mail app with Group Policy?

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I have Windows 10 build 1607 clients and have updated the ADMX files to the latest ones.

Is there any way to control/lockdown the native Windows 10 mail app using Group Policy?  The only option I can find in GP currently is enable/disable.  At the very least I want to stop users from adding email accounts to it.  Also ideally I'd like to deploy settings for our Exchange mail system to the app, so that the users can access their exchange mailbox from outside of our network.

Thanks.
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There are no other GPOs for windows mail. These settings cannot be deployed.
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Does anyone have more detailed info on this?

Is this functionality on the way?  Or are Microsoft deliberately not giving users the ability to control Windows 10 native apps through Group Policy?

I know that this stuff can be controlled with MDM, but as far as I know you cannot control domain-joined machines with MDM.
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You cannot use MDM on domain joined machines? I am pretty sure you can (but I don't use MDM).

MS will not push configurations of the mail app because that would mean mail would be competing with their own outlook.
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You could possible use AppLocker to block the execution of the Windows Mail app...

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/lock-down-windows-10-to-specific-apps
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