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So I have a message in Outlook with about 30 recipients. I need to respond to those recipients from my Gmail account. No problem, right? I'll just cut and paste from Outlook to Gmail.

In Outlook:

To: Freddy Oo <foo@example.com>; Barbara Ar <bar@example.com>; 
    Basil Az <baz@example.com>; Quinn Ux <quux@example.com>

Copied and pasted into other programs:

Freddy Oo; Barbara Ar; Basil Az; Quinn Ux

The command copied just the names and not the email addresses to the clipboard.

How can I do a verbatim copy? I tried the Scraper program which is supposed to copy text from dialog boxes or other Windows, and it failed.

I even tried cut+paste / drag and drop from Outlook to Word and Excel. I got the same result, the email addresses aren't put onto the clipboard. Grrrrr.

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Go to the email in question, under menu option 'View' select 'Options'. You will see Internet headers at the bottom and all the gory details including exact names and addresses are there under the 'To:' section.

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clever! Thanks a bunch! –  Jason S Nov 23 '09 at 15:04
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And what if you copy into Notepad ? From my Outlook 2010, copy/paste of names and email addresses works fine (even to my Excel 2010 unlike posted in Copying email addresses from To: field to excel).

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If you want to move all the addresses at the same time, try with Distribution List. First copy adresses from to: field, then make new Distribution List, then Select members, paste addresses to Members field and after that save. Though it didn't work with all addresses, don't understant why.

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