Extracting email from an Exchange 2010 mailbox

After the huge responses I received from my previous article on how to remove an email from an Exchange 2010 mailbox, I am adding some small enhancements to the script that will allow Exchange admins to analyse the emails from another mailbox.

Email Problem:

A user has received an email that needs to be removed and/or analysed (for whatever reason).  You want to extract the email into another mailbox so you can analyse it.

Prerequisites:

Set up a new mailbox on your Exchanger server – in this case we are going to call it “EmailAnalysis”.
Create a folder in the new mailbox called “ToExamine”

Powershell Script to extract email

Using the following script, will allow you to take a copy of the emails and place them into your new mailbox “EmailAnalysis” and drop them into the “ToExamine” folder.

If there is a need to remove the emails from the original mailbox and keep a copy in your “EmailAnalysis” mailbox you can add “-DeleteContent” to the end of the script

Testing email extraction:

I sent an email to a colleague with the subject “123456789”, ran the top script above and below are the results:

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Results from the email extract script

As you can see from the results, a number of subfolders are created, one for the mailbox that the email was found in (with a time stamp of when the script was run), a subfolder called “Primary Mailbox” and another subfolder named after the location of the folder containing the original email.

This will also work for emails that are marked ‘Private’

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