In Exchange, whether it is Exchange 2010 or 2013 or even 2016, there may come a time when you are required to do an Export of Mailbox to a PST file. This can be for many reasons but sometimes you need information for a specific date Range rather than exporting the entire mailbox.

In this example, we will look at exporting a mailbox or multiple mailboxes to PST files using the -ContentFilter switch and specifying a date range.

We also use a foreach statement so that it will loop through each mailbox specified in a .CSV file, saving you time.

A thing to take note of here is that we use the -or switch when specifying the Sent option, this ensures that mail not only received is exported but sent as well across all folders, here is the script below:

  • $Users = Get-Content “C:\Users\admin\Desktop\mailboxes.csv”foreach ($User in ($Users)) {New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $User -ContentFilter {(Received -gt ’02/01/2018′) -and (Received -lt ’07/01/2018′) -or (Sent -gt ’02/01/2018′) -and (Sent -lt ’07/01/2018′)} -Filepath “\\Server\PST\Folder1\$($user).pst” }

  • When the command has been run above, you will see all the mailbox exports start queuing.

  • In the network share, where we are exporting the mailboxes too, you can see the info as well.

To see how far the exports are, you can run theĀ Get-MailboxExportRequest | Get-MailboxExportRequestStatistics command to get the status as shown above.

Once you done with your mailbox exports, you can then remove the export requests by running the following command:

  • Get-MailboxExportRequest | Remove-MailboxExportRequest

Hope it helps.

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