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Need to remove a particular message from all users in the current database. Currently, we are doing this one by one. Is it possible to modify the below script to automate this process, by importing a csv file with all the email that need to remove a particular message ? Tks


Search-Mailbox -Identity "jo.leung" -SearchQuery 'Subject:Backup Exec Alert and received:12/25/2014' –DeleteContent
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What's the Exchange version?

Does something like this not give the wanted result?

get-mailbox -resultsize unlimited | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery 'Subject:Backup Exec Alert and received:12/25/2014' –DeleteContent
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Is it possible to limited the searching within a special time range ?

Tks
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I take it you definitive do NOT want to delete the content of all mailboxes, only for specific ones contained in the CSV.
get-content C:\Temp\Mailboxes.txt | Search-Mailbox -Identity $_ -SearchQuery 'Subject:Backup Exec Alert AND received:>12/25/2013 AND received:<1/1/2014' –DeleteContent -WhatIf

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Doesn't work. Any idea ?

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Search-Mailbox -Identity "John.leung" -SearchQuery "received:>01/21/2014 AND received:<01/2
2/2014" –Logonly –Targetmailbox buadmin –Targetfolder Inbox
Try using fewer keywords at the same time, reducing the number of users in the From, To, Cc, and Bcc fields, and reduci
ng the number of mailboxes that are searched at the same time. When you use wildcards, make search queries as specific
as possible. For example, if the search query used short words with one or more wildcards (for example, pat*), a large
number of words or phrases may be returned because all words that start with "pat" are searched. Search failed on mailb
ox 'abc\John M H Leung\682601b5-50f9-458d-a7da-d6dd62f4470c'.
    + CategoryInfo          : ReadError: (0:Int32) [Search-Mailbox], SearchMailboxException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : BB69DE3C,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.SearchMailbox



RunspaceId       : f1d4a044-6eea-4bd2-a6f3-35e68abb652f
Identity         : abc.com.hk/HK//John Leung
DisplayName      : John Leung
TargetMailbox    : abc.com.hk/SERVERS/HK/Users/BUadmin
TargetPSTFile    :
Success          : False
TargetFolder     : \Inbox\
ResultItemsCount : 0
ResultItemsSize  : 0 B (0 bytes)
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No idea, since that works for me without error (but without result either - cannot test that far).
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by:AXISHK
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The following powershell works for me, thanks for the information.

Search-Mailbox -Identity "John.lo" -SearchQuery {received:01/24/2014 9:00 ..01/24/2014 10:00}  –Logonly –Targetmailbox itadmin –Targetfolder Inbox
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