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Deleting a certain email in a Store For All users in exchange 2010

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How would i go about deleting an email that was sent out to everyone by accident. I have this command line that work for number email subject, but when there is a special character  it doesn't seem to work.

Get-Mailbox -Server  "exchangeserver.cb.smbmi.local" | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery 'Subject:"test message to delete"  -deletecontent

it doesn't work if the subject has # or any special characters in them. example

Get-Mailbox -Server  "cascbex04.cb.smbmi.local" | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery 'Subject:"#test# message/test to delete"  -deletecontent

this exchange 2010

how do i get around that.

thanks in advance.
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As a workaround you can change the query to include a unique portion of the body of the message rather than the subject.  That will work as well.

Get-Mailbox -Server  "cascbex04.cb.smbmi.local" | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery 'Body:"unique sentence in the body of the email"  -deletecontent
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by:Jamie McKillop
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Hello,

Try this:

"Subject:'"#test# message/test to delete'""

-JJ
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