Delete old messsages based on date, Exchange 2003

My large datastore on my Exchange 2003 server has been affecting backups for awhile now.  I wish to delete old e-mails with the dates ranging from 2003 to 2009.

How exactly can I achieve this?

Thanks in advance.
KupopAsked:
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The_KirschiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you really want to delete those mails you could use the built-in Exchange Mailbox Manager:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2005/03/21/399807.aspx
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PeteEngineerCommented:
It is not possible from Exchange System Manager in Exchange 2003 to delete certain mails within date range.
 
You may need to use ExMerge to archive that task but again those mails will go in retention period for 7 days (which is by default settings on mailbox but you can modify it on individual mailbox)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q260037/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q265441/
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KupopAuthor Commented:
I already created the psts for the date range for backup.  I just need to get rid of the old e-mail now.
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KupopAuthor Commented:
Since I'm just backing up the full store every night, maybe the best bet is to make a new store and move the new messages to it and back it up.  What do you think?
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