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    Find/Replace (OL2002)

    I can't seem to find a "search and replace" equivalent for Outlook2002. Is there a way to find a string and replace it with another, universally? For instance, to change the domain of a big group of email addresses?

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    Re: Find/Replace (OL2002)

    Outlook doesn't have a built-in search and replace facility. I think you have two options:
    <UL><LI>Export your contacts folder, for example to Excel.
    Use Excel to search and replace in the e-mail address field.
    Re-import the contacts into Outlook.
    <LI>Write a macro in Outlook VBA. You have to be familiar with VBA to do this. Post back if you want assistance.[/list]Perhaps others will have brighter ideas.

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    Re: Find/Replace (OL2002)

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> After nervously backing up in case something happened to 983 contacts, I tried your export/import idea, and it worked slick as can be. Are there any pitfalls to using that process? I'd like to know if it's a good idea to use it whenever I need to do some "mass update" to the pst file. What do you think?

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    Re: Find/Replace (OL2002)

    Hi Bill,

    There are no pitfalls that I'm aware of, but making a backup before doing a massive update is a good idea - you never know...

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