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copy email address from outlook and paste elsewhere issue

I'm trying to copy an email address from OUTLOOK and it looks something like
cgunner .

But when I paste it into a spreadsheet, or text file, or word document it cames out as cgunner. I loose the
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  • Hi there,

    Try right-clicking on the email address, and selecting "Copy email address" instead of highlighting and copying.

    That may solve the problem. Good luck! :)
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    Hi,

    Reply to the message but dont send it out. Double click each email address and a window will popup which will have a field with the actual email address. Copy paste that address.
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    Here is the best option, it really works very well if you have several people in the list and you would like to capture both their name as well as their email address.

    Go to the email in question, under menu option 'View' select 'Options'. You will see Internet headers at the bottom and all the gory details including exact names and addresses are there under the 'To:' section.
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  • If you want to make a distribution list, you can do so by selecting all of the names and email addresses found in dolphin's description above, copying them using CTRL-C and pasting them into a text editor like Notepad. Edit this file in Notepad by inserting a semicolon between each name and email address and entering a return after each email address. Delete the "<>" marks and any extra spaces if you want to. You should end up with a list of names, each followed by a semicolon, and their corresponding email address like this:

    Name1;email.address1@xxx.com
    Name2;email.address2@xxx.com
    etc.

    Now save the file as a .txt file. Open the .txt file in Excel as a delimited ASCII file. Choose semicolon as the delimiter and you should get nice columns of names and email addresses.
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  • I know this reply is to a year old question, but I just asked it myself and discovered a pretty easy solution and a caveat to dolphin's reply.

    First the caveat: In Office 2007, to see the header info for that message, open the email message in it's own window, then under the 'message' tab (the only menu tab) go to the 'options' group and left-click on the expansion arrow (bottom, right corner) to 'show the message options dialog box'... the header info will then be displayed.

    Now, copy (CTRL-C) all the header info pertaining to the to: or from: fields and paste (CTRL-V) into Excel (DON'T USE 'Paste Special'). Immediately after pasting it, click on the paste option icon that automatically appeared over the freshly pasted text and select 'Use text import wizard' then hit 'finish' (the default settings should work without having to go through all steps of the wizard).

    Worked like a charm for me and that way you don't have to mess with a text editor, and you can just use Excel to remove the unnecessary characters (e.g. ''). :-)
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  • The problem here is Outlook display the contacts using objects which display only names as opposed to email addresses by default when converted to text.

    Here is a work around that works for sure as a fix. Unix and Cygwin provides strings.exe command which knows how to display the hard coded strings in an outlook message. This strings.exe is in binutils devel package of cygwin.

    Follow these steps to copy email addresses from an outlook composer. Thus has helped to the best, when I needed to collect email addresses from a calendar appointment.

    1. Click on reply all (for example from an outlook calender appointment) but don't send them yet. Click on save as .msg file locally and discard composer.

    2. Open a cywgin window and run strings command on that .msg file as follows
    $ strings /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/snemana/My Documents/my.msg

    This displays all strings buried into this binary file my.msg as follows at the end
    SMTP:SNEMANA@YAHOO.COM
    SMTP:NEMANAS@GMAIL.COM
    etc

    One disadvantage is it loses the connectivity between the names and email addresses and so it is up to you to put them together again, but at least this generates the email addresses accurately, as illustrated above. I hope it helps.
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  • I’m mischevious.
    @CCCstaffguy I am an IT professional myself and completely overlooked the fact that this information would be contained in the Internet header. Thanks for reminding me - I guess it's still early. :)
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  • I use this often at work.. 2007 I could paste names in the "to" field.. check names and then copy them over so that I could better use them in AD.

    I just figured out that I can still do "Check names" to get the perceived format correct.. but when I copy I get all that other garbage..

    get your names and list together.. then click "Address book" from the top

    Then in the TO field below.. you can copy from there.. and it won't give you all the extra BS.
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  • I’m frustrated
    Four years after, it still does not work. My solution when Outlook does not want you to use an other mail client to send the email it could not manage to send itself:

    Double click the name, click "Add to contact" if you can, email address can be copied from there.

    Sometimes it may not work – Outlook is a bit quirky – therefore you can try this, until now, it worked every time for me:

    Double click the name, click "Email address", open notepad and type it down.

    Ms Outlook 2010 doesn't seem quite compatible with Ms Windows clipboard. I hope they will fix this problem in Outlook 2013...
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  • Try this,

    Right click on the user entry and select "Send Mail" to open a new email to the user with the email address in the To field instead of the "Firstname Lastname" format. Copy the email address to the clipboard and close the new email window.
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  • I’m so chuffed, I've previosuly wasted so much time on this.
    I'VE WORKED IT OUT!!

    1. Open up the new "Distribution List" window listing your members names and email addresses.

    2. In the "Actions" ,menu, click "Send" (drop down) / "In Internet format"

    3. A new email will appear with a *.txt attachment.Double click on the attachment.

    4. Notepad will open in a new window listing all the names & email addresses in PLAIN TEXT.

    5. You can then delete all the names and you have a plain text list of email addresses to copy n paste into other programmes.

    HOO-BLOODY-RAY!
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  • Nothing worked out for me, I want to copy the email address from outlook and paste it in the notepad and again want to paste the same from notepad to Outlook in the message area.
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