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Exchange 2010 search-mailbox query syntax

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I am trying to use the following EMC command:

Search-Mailbox -Identity "<user>" -SearchQuery 'Subject:"Example subject"' -DeleteContent

And it works, the problem is, almost too well. So it will go into a mailbox and delete any email with the subject:

Example Subject

but it will also delete any with the subject

RE: Example Subject
FW: Example subject

etc..

my question is how do I do this, and have the exact string, so it won't delete variations of it ?

Thanks,
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That is basically running the same command that I am. Mine does work. I just want to delete the original email only. not any "RE:" or "FW:"

my problem is that it deletes, any responses, or forwards as well.
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Exchange 2010 Search Mailbox query doesn’t support the “FW” & “RE” in Subject Query. You need to add multiple conditions to narrow down the search and delete the emails.. For instance add subject and send time and from address..
Search-Mailbox -Identity "USER" -SearchQuery 'subject:"Example Subject" AND Received:< 01/01/2010 AND from:subsun@ee.com' -DeleteContent -force

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For syntax refer..
http://help.outlook.com/en-US/140/ms.exch.ecp.newmailboxsearch_searchquery.aspx
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