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Email Address Cleansing in Outlook 2003

Posted on 2004-09-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
What a nightmare. I have to keep maintain 10000 inbox items and 10000 sent items for audit and legal reasons. and growing every day

Lets say I have emails from and to Fred Bloggs. I will have occurrences of all of the following

Fred Bloggs
Bloggs, Fred
'Fred Bloggs'
'Bloggs, Fred'
Fred Bloggs (

and so on and so forth.

I need a program that can run through all the emails in each folder and cleanse each address into just Fred Bloggs.

I also need to configure outlook so it uses a consistent format in future. Although I suppose I could rerun the cleanse program periodically.

Any ideas ?

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sunray_2003 earned 2000 total points
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When you say 'cleanse' , do you mean find any occurance of that and replace with 'Fred Bloggs'?


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I'd like to read through each email, take each address, normalise it from one of the many possible formats, and rewrite that email record with the corrected normalised address.

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Well you've got so many points another 500 isn't going to make any difference

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