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Get sender email address Outlook.MailItem

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How do I find the sender email?

I can get the sender name with the .SenderName property.  But how do I get the email address?

I am using the outlook.mailitem

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by:sdm395
ID: 6311581
Try looking at the recipients collection of the mailitem.  Loop through until you find one with type = olOriginator - this will be the sender.  You can then use the .address property.

Hope this helps
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by:nicolas_image
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I have tried the following code:

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Set MailItem = oSelection.Item(Counter)
With MailItem
  If Not (.Recipients Is Nothing) Then
    Set RecipList = .Recipients
    For Each Recip In RecipList
      Select Case Recip.Type
        Case olTo
           msgbox "TO: " & Recip.adress
        Case olCC
           msgbox "CC: " & Recip.adress
        Case olBCC
           msgbox "BCC: " & Recip.adress
        Case olOriginator
           msgbox "From: " & Recip.adress
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But my code never display the MSGBOX "From:" WHY!!!


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by:nicolas_image
ID: 6311708
I have tried the following code:

- - - - - CUT - - - -
Set MailItem = oSelection.Item(Counter)
With MailItem
  If Not (.Recipients Is Nothing) Then
    Set RecipList = .Recipients
    For Each Recip In RecipList
      Select Case Recip.Type
        Case olTo
           msgbox "TO: " & Recip.adress
        Case olCC
           msgbox "CC: " & Recip.adress
        Case olBCC
           msgbox "BCC: " & Recip.adress
        Case olOriginator
           msgbox "From: " & Recip.adress
- - - - - CUT - - - - - -

But my code never display the MSGBOX "From:" WHY!!!


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sdm395 earned 100 total points
ID: 6311755
I found this function on slipstick.com
it takes a mailitem object, and return the 'from' address.  I have tested it and it works fine...however it does a mapi logon each time, so you might need to rework it depending on how you are going to use it.

Function GetFromAddress(objMsg)

  ' start CDO session

  Set objSession = CreateObject("MAPI.Session")

  objSession.Logon , , False, False

 

  ' pass message to CDO

  strEntryID = objMsg.EntryID

  strStoreID = objMsg.Parent.StoreID

  Set objCDOMsg = objSession.GetMessage(strEntryID, strStoreID)

 

  ' get sender address

  On Error Resume Next

  strAddress = objCDOMsg.Sender.Address

  If Err = 80070005 Then

    'handle possible security patch error
  End If

 

  GetFromAddress = strAddress

 

  Set objCDOMsg = Nothing

  objSession.Logoff

  Set objSession = Nothing

End Function


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by:nicolas_image
ID: 6311986
OK thanks. Now I found it to.  Looks like MS has a small improvement to make here.
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