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    mail dump (Outlook XP)

    I received about 400 computer generated emails from people who filled out a form online. Is there an easy way of replying to them all, or do I have to open all the attachments, find their email address, click on this address and then hit send.. The return address is the one from the computer who received all the emails in the first place.

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    Re: mail dump (Outlook XP)

    In theory, you could write a VBA program to do the following steps:

    (1) Open message
    (2) Extract the e-mail address (assuming it is in a standard location)
    (3) Reply using that address
    (4) Send

    The trickiest part seems to be identifying the precise location of the e-mail address in the message body. If it following a heading such as "E-mail address: " then it would not be too bad.

    Did you want to send anything besides a copy of the original message?

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    Re: mail dump (Outlook XP)

    The "from" address is something like your email "DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL this is computer generated" which makes it very hard..

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    Re: mail dump (Outlook XP)

    Karat

    jscher2000's idea is still valid, the attached meesage just adds another step to the process.
    (1) Open message
    (2) Open the attached message with the valid e-mail address in it
    (3) Extract the e-mail address (assuming it is in a standard location)
    (4) Reply using that address
    (5) Insert your reply via code in the message body
    (5) Send

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