Generate Outlook Address book from all emails in Outlook

Generate Outlook address bookWouldn’t it be nice if you could generate Outlook address book from your email traffic?

This video demonstrates a script I wrote that allows to select which Outlook folders you want to iterates over and then loops over them storing key info like: name, last received email date from, # of emails, Size of attachments, etc.  The script even keeps track of emails you’ve already iterated over so you can run it multiple times yet it only counts the email once.

Generate Outlook address book

Create an Outlook email-addressbook based on email frequency

Screen Clipping w/built in email attachment, IMUGR upload, & saving

screen clippingI use this AutoHotKey screen clipping script at least a dozen times a day. I think most people SHOULD be using it that often but don’t realize how useful it can be.

The below video walks through a some examples of how I use it.  Trust me, after you start using it for a few days, you’ll wonder how you managed to get by all these years without having it!

screen clipping & built-in options

My version allows you to:

  1. have multiple clips on the main window
  2. automatically write a pretty email customized to the time/date and attach a .png file (easy to tweak to whatever format you want)
  3. upload to  IMUGUR:  If you want to do this you’ll need your own oAuth token.  Watch this video to explain how to get one
  4. save locally and paste path to file wherever needed (I use this for Facebook very frequently)
  5. save locally with a time-stamp

Here is the video demonstrating it’s usage

Screen clipping and various uses

and here is the AutoHotkey code (Be sure you create and swap out an IMUGR API key)


Using MS Word to select email addresses and paste

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Select Email in MS Word

Microsoft Word has a very powerful search / replace feature (and a bit easier for most to play with than a Regular Expression).  One of the things I use it for is to select email addresses from a a document.

The following needs to be added to the search field: [A-Za-z0-9-._]{2,}[@]{1}[A-Za-z0-9-._][A-Za-z0-9-._][@]1[A-Za-z0-9-._]

Don’t forget to turn on Wildcards!

Using Word to find email addresses