I don’t usually Reblog posts, but I found this Search-Mailbox article from Exchange MVP Tony Redmond and it’s better than what I would write myself. Enjoy!
A question from a reader is often a good start to a useful discussion or to probe into a topic. Tim Read contacted me to discuss some problems he had with using the Search-Mailbox cmdlet (available in cloud and on-premises versions of Exchange). In this case, he was using Exchange 2013 CU5 and wanted to be able to search mailboxes for items that matched specific values for the sender, date, and subject attributes.
Apparently it was easy enough to run a search that found items that matched a combination of sender and subject but things got a little tricky when a date was thrown into the mix and not much joy was extracted from examples found on various sites.
Parser errors were reported when a date was specified, which indicated that the date was in a format unacceptable to Search-Mailbox. Some confusion arose on this point as it is natural…
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