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Export-mailbox and Exact match

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  • 2007 Sp3 w/RU1

    I am trying to use Export-mailbox to grab an exact match of a phrase like what Exmerge can do. I use –contentkeywords, but it grabs a substring of the phrase.  This is a big problem because I want to –deletecontent, but of course won’t do it until I confirm it is only grabbing my exact phrase match.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:25 PM

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  • Very odd, I tried again and the exact match worked.  I cannot remember my orginal test phrase, but I was sure it wasn't working.  I'm still drilling into this.  Odd.
    • Marked as answer by Gen Lin Friday, January 28, 2011 2:18 AM
    Monday, January 24, 2011 10:21 PM

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  • Hi,

    The example shows how to use filters to specify which items in the source mailbox to include in the export. This example exports all items from the mailbox of user contoso\john that have the keyword "merger" in the message body or in the content of an attachment, have an attachment that is named *orgchart*.

    Export-Mailbox -Identity contoso\john -TargetMailbox ExportMailbox -TargetFolder MyData -ContentKeywords "merger" -AttachmentFilenames "*orgchart*"

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Thanks Gen Lin-MSFT
    Monday, January 24, 2011 9:16 AM
  • Gen, thanks for your reply.  You example works for a single word, however if I want to grab email that has "merger process" and not "merger finished", if I use "merger  process" for the ContentKeywords value, it will grab both "merger process" and "merger finished".  This makes export-mailbox pretty much unusable when you want to -DeleteContent because if will delete more than what is expected.
    Monday, January 24, 2011 4:57 PM
  • Very odd, I tried again and the exact match worked.  I cannot remember my orginal test phrase, but I was sure it wasn't working.  I'm still drilling into this.  Odd.
    • Marked as answer by Gen Lin Friday, January 28, 2011 2:18 AM
    Monday, January 24, 2011 10:21 PM
  • I have witnessed the exact same problematic behavior with Export-Mailbox.  I have a legitimate discovery search to perform that includes the keyword "testing", but the actually result will also export anything that partially matches like "test".

     

    Export-Mailbox "Alias" -TargetMailbox Export -TargetFolder '1' -ExcludeFolders "\Calendar","\Contacts","\Journal","\News Feed","\Notes","\RSS Feeds","\Suggested Contacts","\Sync Issues","\Sync Issues1","\Tasks" -SubjectKeywords "Testing" -StartDate "06/01/2009" -EndDate "02/28/2011"

     

    The result of the cmdlet above with export messages where the subject includes only “test” which produces too many bad entries.  Does Microsoft have a fix for this bug?

     

    Exchange version 8.1 (Build 240.6)

    Thursday, December 08, 2011 9:10 PM
  • Include me in on this question. 

    The documentation for export-mailbox uses Legal Discovery as an applicable use for the cmdlet.  Legal discovery searches sometimes lead to Exchange Admins on "the stand" in a court of law.  We need to be able to say that we have searched for and produces the required criteria, exactly not almost.

    Friday, June 22, 2012 1:11 PM