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I have over 40,000 emails and I would like to capture all of the email address form my contact list. I would also like to capture all of the CC address in each email to ad to my contact list.

I understand that there would be many duplicates but I think I know how to deal with them. I'm looking for an easy way to capture all of the email address.

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you want to do this while remaining on Gmail? what kind of tool do you intend to use? – JMax Mar 12 '12 at 14:15
jmax what I am trying to do is create an email list from all of my emails that I have accumulated over the past 5 years. I want to keep y account with gmail but do not need to use it while the search is going on. I do not know what tool to use. Thnaks – pat Deneen Mar 15 '12 at 20:51

I can't see any easy way to do it within Gmail.

A solution would be to download the mails to a desktop client (with POP or IMAP) for instance Outlook because it is easy to script with VBA. And then parse every mail with VBA and add contacts.

Something like this script:

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