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thunderbird email address export from 1 folder

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  1. spooky1

    spooky1 Thread Starter

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    Why in freaksville name is there no easy way to export all the email addresses stored in a particular folder?


    Go the address book and export all from collected emails is utterly useless if one wants to send
    to a specific group from a specific folder.

    No, keep the paranoia under control, it's not for spam but for legitimate business purposes.
     
  2. Hughv

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    I don't have any problem doing this.
    Have you created a folder that contains these addresses?
    Open the Address Book, select the folder.
    Tools/Export
     
  3. spooky1

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    What i have is 500+ emails sent to me during the year from all different sources. I use a filter to
    slot the entire email in different directories in thunderbird (not the address book). To get them into an address book folder I would have to go through and copy and paste them in, wouldn't eye?

    Perhaps I'm missing something but I can't see how to do this easily without going through each email
    one by one until the cows come home and go out again on the town!

    I need to send each group an standard email. So the collected emails I can't use as that is all mixed up and only goes in that list when u send an email anyways.
     
  4. Hughv

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    Are these addresses in your address book?
    If so, it's relatively painless to create a new address list.
     
  5. spooky1

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    No, the email address are in the body of the email that was sent to me, in a folder specific to what
    the company is selling. How do i get these email addresses from the body of the email and into an
    address book. There are 500 emails to process.
     
  6. Hughv

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    I don't know a way to do it.
    A database guy might know a way to extract the addresses.
     
  7. hewee

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    Have the person you got the address from to export them out.
    If they export them as a address.ldif and attach it to the email.
    Then you can import the address.ldif
    Now you can change the name of the .ldif file to any other name you want to and that would be a good way to keep from adding them to your other address because when you import them in it makes the address book under the name you had the file name.

    Your now have all the address and other info on each address.

    When you get the pop-up after clicking import pick "Address Books" from there.

    Now when you go to email you can highlight on the left side what address book you want to use.
     
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    will try the addon and the *ldif thingo. (y)
     
  10. hewee

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    Note that if you can get the other person to export the address there are more then one format they can use but the .ldif I think is used more places.
     
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