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Outlook Express Question - (no topic area for OE listed) Need way to create group from other addresses in received e-mail

I received an e-mail in Outlook Express that was sent to me and about 80 other receipents.  The sender put the entire list in the "TO" area so I can see the whole list he sent it to.  Is there a way to quickly and easily create a group in my address book with all those e-mail receipents - without having to copy/past or type them all over again?  

If yes - once I get that group created, is there a way I can send that group on to other receipents?

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cwhatley
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war1Commented:
Greetings, cwhatley !

You can create a comma separated value (CSV) file from the address list and then import the CSV file to Outlook Express address book.

Copy and past the addresses in To field to Notepad. Save it as a .CSV file, ie, group.csv.  

Then import the CSV file into OE.  In OE, click File > Import > Other Address Book. Select Text Value and click Import.  Navigate to the CSV file location and click Next.  Then follow through in import the addresses.

Best wishes!
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cwhatleyAuthor Commented:
Hey war1,

Thanks for the tip... but that didn't work.  I had already tried that approach - exactly the same steps except there is no "Text Value" selection durning the import process...  I chose "Text File (Comma Separated Values)".  

 This distribution list is mostly just e-mail addresses with no 1st & last names.  some of the e-mail addresses are just a first name.  
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barretttCommented:
Check out this page: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/howto/oe/addressbook.mspx

It says that if you do a reply all it should automatically add them all to your address book.
Let me know if that works.
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barretttCommented:
That link also contains information about setting up a group/distribution list
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war1Commented:
>>I chose "Text File (Comma Separated Values)".  

What happens when you chose text file?  Any error message?  Or the emails are not added with no error message.
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cwhatleyAuthor Commented:
no error message - just nothing gets added. weird!
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war1Commented:
cwhatley,

Then do what barrettt's link stated.  Do a Reply All and see if all the addresses are added.  In my experience, when I do a reply, I do not even have to send the message. The act of creating a reply did the trick of adding the address.  I have not tried it with Reply All.
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war1Commented:
cwhatley,

In Outlook Express, go to Tools > Options > Send tab. Check "Automatically put people I reply to in my Address Book".  Click OK.
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cwhatleyAuthor Commented:
Hey war1,  

Yeah - I know to do that... but that will just dump them all into the address book. Still have to build the group.  While that is better than copying them all over again, I was hoping for a why to bring the whole group in as a group.    It's looking a bit like the "automaticallly put people i reply to in my address book" option may end up being the only way to do it.

Appreciate your comment tho!
cw
:-)
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war1Commented:
cwhatley, Outlook Express is pretty basic, and does not have to put imported addresses into a group automatically.
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