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Search-Mailbox Results, how to filter out "RE:"'s and "FW:"'s

Posted on 2014-09-11
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I am running the fallowing command:

Get-Mailbox -Server Dalmbx01 | Search-Mailbox -SearchQuery 'Subject: "James Stole my LUNCH!"' -targetmailbox "ABC" -TargetFolder "test03"  -loglevel full

however it returns results that include "FW: James Stole my LUNCH!" and "RE: James Stole my LUNCH!"

We JUST want to find and destroy the original: Messages "James Stole my LUNCH!" and not the FW: or RE:  or anything else that might be like "James Stole my LUNCH - LOLz check it"

Simply adding a NOT '"RE:"' seems to kill off all results.
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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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Thank you.
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