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Finding who sent messages to a user who's mailbox was full in Exchange 2007

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Hi so I'm trying to find a list of people that emailed a user when there mail box was full.  I found internally using  the microsoft exchange trouble shooting assistant message tracking .  Setting sender as Microsoft Exchange account and looking for failed messages there were very few.  But when the sender is postmaster there are a lot more messages and since I can't actually see the messages I don't know if post master is sending the message because that user's mailbox was full.  I know this is a really particular request but I think it would be useful for others as well.  I'm wondering if there's a unique failure for mailbox full I can search for.  I think as I'm writing this I may have figured it out but now to dump this to txt that the user could use like excel or csv.  Basically search I used was recipient and fail.  Anyone know how to do this in powershell and export list to a file.

Thanks!!
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Looks like it should be pretty simple.
The message tracking tool shows what PowerShell commands are being issued.
Tracking fails for 'someone@somewhere.com for the last week is this
get-messagetrackinglog -Recipients:someone@somewhere.com -EventID "FAIL" -Start "11/17/2014 4:32:00 PM" -End "11/21/2014 4:42:00 PM"

From this site
http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2014/02/04/use-powershell-to-create-csv-file-to-open-in-excel.aspx

It looks like we could append this bit
| Export-Csv -Path c:\someValidPath\file.csv -Encoding ascii -NoTypeInformation
to get the Exchange Management Shell to pipe the results out to a csv

Note that you CAN'T do this straight up from the command line's PowerShell.
You have to fire up the Exchange Management Shell or the right cmdlets won't be available

I tested this on my Exchange 2007 /SBS 2008 box.
C:\Windows\system32>get-messagetrackinglog -Recipients:me@myoutfit.co
m
-EventID "RECEIVE" -Start "11/17/2014 4:32:00 PM" -End "11/21/2014 4:42:00 PM"
 | Export-Csv -Path C:\Users\myname\Desktop\test.csv -Encoding ascii -NoTypeI
nformation

Worked like a hot damn!
I got a CSV of all my RECEIVE items on my desktop
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Thank you Nick67 for the fast response!  I'm definitely using the CSV output on many more of my powershell scripts I've wanted to look into that for a while just never took the time.  Thanks so much!
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Not to be a PITA, but I believed this was answered
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