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How to export Apple Mail Email Addresses..

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MIKEinMICH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 14, 2011 3:44 PM

I am going about an email-gathering process in order to analyze addresses I want to use for future marketing.


One resource of qualified leads is my 5 year old Gmail account which has all my correspondence 'banked' -

so I want to extract and put into a list form (spreadsheet, csv) - all of the sent-to and received-from email

addresses that i have accumulated.  Since Gmail doesn't natively export email addresses as a list, I must

go through the process of either a POP or IMAP download to an email client.  I decided to set up Apple Mail

with an IMAP configuration for the purpose of offloading all of my gmail into Apple Mail.  That is currently in

progress - I am running the "sync" feature at the moment - figure it'll be a half-day or so to process through



Then comes the question, which i forgot to consider - and I am not sure about this because i normally use Thunderbird...

is there a way to export all of the Emails from the Apple Mail folders once they've downloaded from Gmail - into a format

that can be 'read' by an email extraction app - i.e., .csv, or tab delimited, etc... I see stuff about "Address Book" being

exported, but nothing specifically referring to the email addresses themselves.


Hope this question makes sense and thanks for any advice or second opinion on whether there's a better way to do

what i'm trying to do.





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  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 5:24 PM (in response to MIKEinMICH)

    Hi Mike,


    CSV is a bit tougher, but once in Mail, highlight the gMail Inbox>Select All, then in the menubar>Message>Add Senders to Address Book.


    And not certain if you need only the eMail Addy, or more info.


    It might be easy enough to find or write a script that would parse the text of the .emlx files to make a .csv file of your liking.

  • flip79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to MIKEinMICH)

    IMAP Addresses Exporter is a Mac App that connects to your mail account and extracts every sender address, also from subfolders/labels:


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