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Reading the sender of an email's address

I've written an office automation program that reads each message from Outlook 98 and filters them as necessary. It is finished except for one minor part. I cannot get the sender's email address 100% of the time, only about 80%.

I have looked through the entire message object on a email that doesn't give me its address (I can get the sender's name, but not the address).

Part of the code (relevant bits) is below, aswell as the statements I currently use to get the address (on the ones which have them).

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    Set dbMail = DBEngine(0).OpenDatabase("export.mdb")
   
    For Each msgOutlook In folderOutlook.Items
               
        If (msgOutlook.ReplyRecipientNames = "") Then
            strFROM = msgOutlook.SenderName
        Else
            strFROM = msgOutlook.ReplyRecipientNames
        End If

        'Rest of code

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'msgOutlook.ReplyRecipientNames' sometimes contain the address, otherwise I have to use 'msgOutlook.SenderName' which contains the name of the sender.

Anything I have missed that will get me the email address 100% of the time?


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AdamWoodland
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cquinnCommented:
I believe the way to do it is to create a reply (which you later destroy without sending it) and look at the address property of the reply object.
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cquinnCommented:
I have investigated further, and the way I do it using CDO is to look at the .sender.address property.

Using the outlook object model, you would need to look at message.recipients(0).address property of the temporary reply object - something like

oReply=msgOutlook.reply
strfrom =oReply.Recipients(0).Address
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AdamWoodlandAuthor Commented:
Cheers, I'll give that reply a go tomorrow.
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AdamWoodlandAuthor Commented:
That seems to work for the messages that I couldn't get the address from (only the name), I used that in conjunction with my other code and between them it works 100% (so far, but I have to do some more testing).

Thanks again cquinn.

Adam
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AdamWoodlandAuthor Commented:
Oh yes - forgot to mention, your code should have been (in my case):

Set oReply = msgOutlook.Reply
strFROM = oReply.Recipients.Item(1).Address

:-)

Your suggestion helped, I only had to do a bit of tweaking.
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AdamWoodlandAuthor Commented:
That seems to work for the messages that I couldn't get the address from (only the name), I used that in conjunction with my other code and between them it works 100% (so far, but I have to do some more testing).

Thanks again cquinn.

Adam
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