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After having run an Export-Mailbox command I would like to now DELETE the exported email . . . so I can clean up the mailbox size. What is the correct command?

PS - If anyone knows I am having trouble with the syntax from a previous question
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_27313428.html
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did you get a chance to run the commandlet with the option "delete content"?

Sample:
To find and delete items from a group of mailboxes, such as all mailboxes on a database, run the following command:

Copy Code Get-Mailbox -Database DB1 | Export-Mailbox -TargetMailbox ExportMailbox -TargetFolder VirusData -SubjectKeywords "Virus message" -DeleteContent

Reference:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266964(EXCHG.80).aspx
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With 2010 SP1 and greater you have to use the Search-Mailbox command with the DeleteContent parameter. Check out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298173.aspx
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Will the search mail command also EXPORT the mail to a pst and delete the originals ALL in one command?
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No alas they took that option away so you must do two commands if you want to export, however that said you can copy the results to a target mailbox and delete from source in one command.  

So you could set up a SearchTargetResults mailbox if you will, do the search for xxx then copy to SearchTargetResults mailbox and  delete from source.  Then use the export command to export the contents of the SearchTargetResults mailbox  
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Thanks for the points!
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