View actual email addresses not just names

Posted on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I am trying to change the set-up of my Outlook so that I can see the actual email address on incoming mail.  In some cases I get the contact's name and in others the email address. I only want the address.  (Note:the reason is I am importing this info into Access and with the current configuration, I don't always see the email address).

Question by:mamadouthiam
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    Unfortunately, what you see is a "user preference" of the sender.
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    by:David Lee
    Hi mamadouthiam,

    The property that contains the sender's address (SenderEmailAddress) isn't a choice you can make in customizing a view.  Outlook uses the SenderName property instead and as meintsi has already pointed out that's a preference of the sender.  You can't control it.  


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    If I can't change a view to see this, is there anyway to capture email addresses in one field so that they can be imported as such to Access?.  To clarify- I don't necessarily need to see the email address in Outlook, but need an easy way to get it into Access.  


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    > need an easy way to get it into Access
    The field is available when you do an export.  Have you run through exporting to Access?

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    Worked.  It doesn't work when you pull from Access but does work when you push from Outlook.
    Many thanks.

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    by:David Lee
    You're welcome.

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