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Office 365 remove messages by date range for several users using powershell

Hi,

I have an Office365 account, we have several mailboxes. We would like to delete message for several users by date range. Is there a way with powershell?

Deleting using Outlook or Outlook Web App will take too long.
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Veerappan SundaramSenior Technical ConsultantCommented:
Before you do this, please check the legal requirements of your organization on "Email retention"

Do you have access to O365 Online Administration Center? Do you have required permission to run Exchange cmdlets?

If yes, you need to use the Remote Windows Powershell to run Search-Mailbox cmdlet to delete content.

please refer this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/exchange-online-administration-and-management.aspx 

search-mailbox -identity "user_ID" -searchquery {sent:01/01/2010..01/01/2012} -TargetMailbox "different_Mbx_name" -targetfolder "folder_name" -logonly   (Run this to confirm you get the expected result before deleting)

Search-Mailbox -identity "User_ID" -searchquery {sent:01/01/2010..01/01/2012} -Deletecontent

Thanks,
Veera.
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Mai Ali (MVP)Senior Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
you can remove emails for one user by using the Search-Mailbox cmdlet with the DeleteContent parameter to search for and delete messages in one step
For delete message for several users by date range, You can use Search For and Delete Messages from Users' Mailboxes
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