How to remove items from Teams mailbox using PowerShell.

Pawel Jarosz 41 Reputation points
2022-03-14T20:45:03.38+00:00

Hi,

Just recently when one person requested email removal, New-ComplianceSearch found some elements not only in user mailboxes but also in one teams mailbox. I tried to run compliancesarch action "Purge" but it did not delete the messages from teams mailbox, waited like 7 days - messages are still there. As this is Teams mailbox - I cannot use Search-Mailbox -DeleteContent for this, so... any idea how to remove such items centrally?

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  1. Kael Yao-MSFT 37,576 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-03-15T08:45:43.437+00:00

    Hi @Pawel Jarosz

    I tried to run compliancesarch action "Purge" but it did not delete the messages from teams mailbox, waited like 7 days - messages are still there.

    How many items would you like to remove from the Teams mailbox?
    Please note that the New-ComplianceSearchAction cmdlet is not intended for bulk remove messages and would only remove 10 items one time.
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    If you have many items to remove, you may need to repeat the process in this link:
    Use Security & Compliance Center PowerShell to delete items from the Recoverable Items folder for mailboxes that aren't placed on hold or don't have single item recovery enabled
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    If it is possible, another workaround would be having the owner of this M365 group manually remove the items in OWA/Outlook.


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