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Reading the sender of an email's address

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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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by:cquinn
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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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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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by:AdamWoodland
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Cheers, I'll give that reply a go tomorrow.
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by:AdamWoodland
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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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by:AdamWoodland
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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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by:AdamWoodland
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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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