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Flagging Duplicates in Excel

I have a field that is sorted...happens to contain email addresses...and I want to eliminate duplicates.  My thought was to create a new column and use =if(e1=e2,"duplicate","unique") and then sort by that column and delete the rows with the word "duplicate" in it.  It is not sorting.  Is it because of the formula rather than the cell value?  I tried formatting the column as text but that didn't seem to help.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I can't post the spread sheet because it is full of email addresses but I have tried everything that has been suggested and to know avail.  Is there any way to remove the formula and keep the text?  It appears that when I try to sort the column it re-applies the formula.
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BTW it was written in Office 365 but I have tried copying it into Excel 2010 but to no avail.
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> Is there any way to remove the formula and keep the text?

Yes there is, BobbaBuoy.  Did you read first suggestion (from Steveo)?
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@tel2, it did the same as before...kept the formulas and then changed the values (duplicate or unique) based on their new location).  I did not try Paste special.  I will do that this evening.

I really appreciate all the help.  Thanks!
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Very helpful!