08-15-2014 10:12 PM
Using ACT v16 on a local drive, Window 7, approximatelt 15,000 records
I;ve been using ACT! since it was a DOS program, and early on I got in the habit of formating my entries into the email address field as:
"John Doe"<email@example.com> .
I also was not a fan of Outlook, and so avoided using it in favor of Eudora for many years.
Hoever, due to the death of a computer and the lack of open-source support of Eudora, I finally swallowed my pride and made the switch.
However, either ACT or Outlook doen't recognize my formatting as a "valid email address". I can manually paste it into Outlook, and it works fine. But for it to automatically propogate from ACT to Outlook, it must be in trhe raw state of... firstname.lastname@example.org .
Is there a rapid way of reformating these addresses to eliminate the extraneous content? I've used the "Find & Replace" tools in Excel to do this when I was exporting the list to a commercial newsletter mailer, and I can do that again, but then I need to accurately re-import the email addresses to the correct contacts.
And while I'm sure somebody will suggest some "add-on" that will do the job, (at a cost of twice the core program), I would hope that this type of problem could be handled within ACT! itself.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!