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:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

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/
0
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.
0
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?
0
The_KirschiCommented:
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
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Legacy OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.