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Exchange 2010 Script Needed to Delete Mail Older than 120 days

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I'm looking for a script for Exchange 2010 that will delete mail older than 120 days in all user mailboxes.  It would need to be something I can schedule to run on a daily basis.

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I can't use retention policies, as they will apply to the archive mailbox of the users also.  Need to have a solution in which e-mail will get deleted from the mailbox, but not impact the archive mailbox.
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Try look at this, basically you have to use search-mailbox with -searchquery

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/581ea5df-0e65-47ea-8efd-aa67e27c0320/powershell-script-that-deletes-email-older-than-x-days-with-a-specific-subject-line-exchange?forum=exchange2010

Search-Mailbox -Identity "Starr, Ringo" -SearchQuery "Received:> $($Today) and Received:(Today) 

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However, Search Query doesn't contained "Received"

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232132(v=exchg.141).aspx

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/2613d675-449b-47b5-a584-b8a6a1eca665/searchmailbox-searchquery-options?forum=exchange2010
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