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Powershell script to delete old mail items from exchange 2k3

Posted on 2010-08-17
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Hello everyone,

I was hoping to get some help writing a powershell script that do the following:

1) Connect to exchange 2k3 (with latest SP installed).
2) Gain access to mailboxes (either individual or bulk mailboxes)
3) Look for mail items that are older than "x" amount of days
4) Once it finds mail items are that older than the specified date, go ahead and delete those mail items.

Exchange is running on win2k3 with latest SP. I'm also using PS 2.0 CPT 3.  Not sure if this can be done with exchange 2k3, but it's worth the try for me as we are getting ready for a email migration and trying to remove Enterprise Vault archiving solution icons/shortcuts from users mailbox.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there's anything that isn't clear.

Thanks in advance.
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i think you are looking for something like this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319188
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# Delete content from user's mailbox depending upon the criteria

Get-Mailbox -Server ServerMbx1 -resultsize unlimited | Export-Mailbox -DeleteContent -EndDate 10/08/2009 -IncludeFolders "\Inbox"
 
The above command will delete all emails from ALL mailboxes on ServerMbx1. Be careful when you do this as the results are irreversible. I would recommend to run the above command against a specific mailbox first as below:
Get-Mailbox -MAILBOXNAME | Export-Mailbox -DeleteContent -EndDate 10/08/2009 -IncludeFolders "\Inbox"

 
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exactally what i was looking for.

thank you all.
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