automatically add sender to contacts from a message, and associate withcategory


Matt Arno

I want to be able to automatically save the contact details from an email message in my inbox of outlook 2007, and associate the contact entry with specific categories. I envisage this being a macro that I just click on once I either have the message selected or actually open; i click the macro button and outlook automatically puts the sender (via 'add to outlook contacts' or equivalent) into the contacts list and applies a category. Maybe more than one macro each for a different category. Maybe it would work with more than one selected email message item.

If someone could write the code for me, I'd be very grateful!


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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

For third party utilities that can do at least some of what you need, see - actually, it looks like
at least one add-in might do everything you want (Add Contacts).

If you want to try it on your own, see for samples.

See for developers for hire - I
recommend using the dev list at yahoogroups for small projects such as this
(linked at that page).

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