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Need to delete a Message Class from mail store

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I am performing a exchange migration and need to delete a specific type of message from all users mailbox. Message Class = IPM.Note.EAS - this was used for the old archiving system.  I can do it manually from Outlook by logging on to each user's mailbox - doing an advanced find and selecting the Message Class = IPM.Note.EAS. and delete the message.  I would rather not do it manually for each user (100+).  

I am looking for a way to delete these messages using a commandlet.   I was looking export-mailbox with a filter to select the message class and use the delete function.

Ideas?

Thanks!
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Please find an example listed below


Export and delete all messages that contain "Confidential" in their subject from all mailboxes from the DB1 database to a folder called ConfidentialData in the Administrator mailbox:

Get-mailbox -database 'DB1' | export-mailbox SubjectKeywords "Confidential" -TargetFolder "ConfidentialData" -TargetMailbox Administrator DeleteContent

 
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Thanks prav007,

I need to delete a specific message class not just search for a keyword.
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I think this should work.  It will take one day to show up as I believe it runs with the maintenance cycle.

New-ManagedContentSettings -FolderName Inbox -MessageClass IPM.Note.eas -Name RemoveArchiveStubs -RetentionEnabled $true -RetentionAction MoveToDeletedItems -AgeLimitForRetention "1"
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