Powershell script that deletes from ONLY inbox email that predates 1/1/17

I need to delete emails from ONLY my INBOX that predate 1/1/17. I know the script:

search-mailbox -identity user -SearchQuery "Received:<$('01/01/2017')" -deletecontent

This works and deletes my email fine but I think it also deletes my: sent, deleted, and sub folder's emails as well. Any suggestions?
Khari TurnerAsked:
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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
nope this cmdlets searches your entire indexed mailbox. I don't know of a way to search just your inbox and delete only from there. you may have to use OWA or outlook and sort by date and delete what you want to from there. using the search-mailbox doesn't allow the granularity to search specific folders other than the dumpster, other than that it will search your entire indexed mailbox.
Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
The Search-Mailbox cmdlet uses Advanced Query Syntax which, unfortunately, doesn't have a property for 'Folder':


The functionality you're looking for may not be native to Exchange, but it's still doable using the EWS API.  Here is an example I pulled at random, I am not endorsing this script just using it as an example:


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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
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