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Remove emails from specied sender using exmerge

Posted on 2004-11-15
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Exchange 2000 post sp3
Windows 2000 sp4

I am using the exmerge tool to remove messages based upon a certain subject, for example I remove all the mailbox is over its limits because people never seem to delete them

I have a question concerning this first. Is there a way I can use exmerge to remove emails based upon a older then "n"? n being the amount of days? I know I can specify a date range but this doesn't help when automating this.

Also, we have an automated mailer sent to everyone, but the subject is always changing, is there a way I can use exmerge to remove emails from a sepecified email address?

The mailbox manger in the recipient policies is a great concept, but again limiting. Microsoft should incorporate the concepts used in exmerge into these policies. Maybe in Exchange 2003?

I will give more points for this being that it is a two part question, and I know there a ton of hardcore exmerge fans out there. I have just started to use the util but I hope its not limiting.
Question by:mmurfmis
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David Wilhoit earned 2000 total points
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Nope, can't remove them like that. How does MM limit you, concerning the first part of your question, Mike?


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So there is no way I can remove messages from a sender older then a specified amount of time?

And, what I meant by that, as I said is, Microsoft should allow you to specify removal of emails based upon subject or attachment and sender though the policy. I mean they are almost there with it, you can remove all emails from a folder older then a specified age.

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Kidego, I read your reply too quickly,

The first part of my question, I am asking if instead of specifying a date range to remove emails containing a speciified subject, is there a way I can tell it to remove these emails older then a specified age.

For example, remove all emails containing "Your mailbox is over its size limit" older then 7 days. This way it is easier for automation.

And there has got to be a way I can remove all these automated mailers they send out using a sender criteria??
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by:David Wilhoit
ID: 12587609
nope, must be a date range. And there's no sender criteria field available in Exmerge, sorry pal....


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See this is what I mean by the mailbox mananger in the recipient policy, they are almost there, you can remove all messages older then a specified date range...Why not incorporate Subject, and attachments there...

You used to work for Bill, give him a call and let him know...

So your telling me I would really have to get tricky and write a script to repopulate this date range? and you know my scripting skills range from writing a simple bat file to copy and paste for VB, right?

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Thanks D, for your help. Maybe this will be incorporated in an up coming release.

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