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Re-addressing messages

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by FiOS-Dave, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    I had trouble with my old e-mail account not sending messages.
    (see earlier thread) I finally cured the problem by creating a new account.
    I still have 65 messages sitting in the older Outbox waiting to be sent.
    What I need is a way to re-address all 65 outgoing messages in my old
    account in bulk!
    I've done it singly and it works, but I don't want to have to call in each
    message individually to re-address them.

    Does anyone have an elegant solution? Even a quick and dirty one is
    acceptable!

    Dave
     
  2. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 2/15/10, FiOS-Dave posted:
    > I had trouble with my old e-mail account not sending messages.
    > (see earlier thread) I finally cured the problem by creating a new account.
    > I still have 65 messages sitting in the older Outbox waiting to be sent.
    > What I need is a way to re-address all 65 outgoing messages in my old account
    > in bulk!
    > I've done it singly and it works, but I don't want to have to call in each
    > message individually to re-address them.


    > Does anyone have an elegant solution? Even a quick and dirty one is
    > acceptable!


    > Dave


    1. You could add the message-ID to the above to help people find the
    other thread :).

    2. Which e-mail program? They don't all have the same capabilities.

    If you can save the messages in a readable format, maybe you can run a
    batch command to alter the address lines and then reimport the
    messages.

    Perhaps you could send them to a forwarding service that translates the
    original address to the new address.

    BTW, my mail program has a filtering capability. Among its
    possibilities are to select mail based on the addressee (To:) and
    forward it to another destination...

    So set up an appropriate filter and run it on the the folder containing
    the letters in question. In my case, I'd probably have to copy them
    from Drafts to a new folder made for the occasion so that I wouldn't
    inadvertently change other e-mails.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  3. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 19:58:23 -0800, Gene E. Bloch
    <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote:

    >On 2/15/10, FiOS-Dave posted:
    >> I had trouble with my old e-mail account not sending messages.
    >> (see earlier thread) I finally cured the problem by creating a new account.
    >> I still have 65 messages sitting in the older Outbox waiting to be sent.
    >> What I need is a way to re-address all 65 outgoing messages in my old account
    >> in bulk!
    >> I've done it singly and it works, but I don't want to have to call in each
    >> message individually to re-address them.

    >
    >> Does anyone have an elegant solution? Even a quick and dirty one is
    >> acceptable!

    >
    >> Dave

    >
    >1. You could add the message-ID to the above to help people find the
    >other thread :).


    Message-ID: <hkvst8$he9$1@speranza.aioe.org>


    >2. Which e-mail program? They don't all have the same capabilities.


    Windows Live Mail.
     
  4. Fred

    Fred Flightless Bird

    "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    news:hld15e$9cm$2@speranza.aioe.org...
    >I had trouble with my old e-mail account not sending messages.
    > (see earlier thread) I finally cured the problem by creating a new
    > account.
    > I still have 65 messages sitting in the older Outbox waiting to be sent.
    > What I need is a way to re-address all 65 outgoing messages in my old
    > account in bulk!
    > I've done it singly and it works, but I don't want to have to call in each
    > message individually to re-address them.
    >
    > Does anyone have an elegant solution? Even a quick and dirty one is
    > acceptable!



    Hire a schoolboy to do it.
     
  5. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hld552$8jf$1@news.albasani.net...
    > On 2/15/10, FiOS-Dave posted:
    >> I had trouble with my old e-mail account not sending messages.
    >> (see earlier thread) I finally cured the problem by creating a new
    >> account.
    >> I still have 65 messages sitting in the older Outbox waiting to be sent.
    >> What I need is a way to re-address all 65 outgoing messages in my old
    >> account in bulk!
    >> I've done it singly and it works, but I don't want to have to call in
    >> each
    >> message individually to re-address them.

    >
    >> Does anyone have an elegant solution? Even a quick and dirty one is
    >> acceptable!

    >
    >> Dave

    >
    > 1. You could add the message-ID to the above to help people find the other
    > thread :).
    >
    > 2. Which e-mail program? They don't all have the same capabilities.
    >
    > If you can save the messages in a readable format, maybe you can run a
    > batch command to alter the address lines and then reimport the messages.
    >
    > Perhaps you could send them to a forwarding service that translates the
    > original address to the new address.
    >
    > BTW, my mail program has a filtering capability. Among its possibilities
    > are to select mail based on the addressee (To:) and forward it to another
    > destination...
    >
    > So set up an appropriate filter and run it on the the folder containing
    > the letters in question. In my case, I'd probably have to copy them from
    > Drafts to a new folder made for the occasion so that I wouldn't
    > inadvertently change other e-mails.
    >
    > --
    > Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >
    >

    Thanks Char and Gene,
    I have located where the Outbox mail is stored:
    C:/Users\Daddy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\mailname 40\Sent
    Items
    and can access the .EML files using Notepad, etc.
    If I edit the file and change the FROM: address, then go back into WLM and
    send it,
    it works.
    This leaves me needing either a macro or a looping program, as Gene
    suggested.
    I can process ALL the messages in the Outbox, since they can all be coming
    from
    the new account I created.
    There must be a program available that can do that, so I am off to
    Bing/Google for it!
    Thanks, so far and if this conjures up any other ideas please let me know!

    Dave
     
  6. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    news:hlejeq$nhu$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >
    >
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:hld552$8jf$1@news.albasani.net...
    >> On 2/15/10, FiOS-Dave posted:
    >>> I had trouble with my old e-mail account not sending messages.
    >>> (see earlier thread) I finally cured the problem by creating a new
    >>> account.
    >>> I still have 65 messages sitting in the older Outbox waiting to be sent.
    >>> What I need is a way to re-address all 65 outgoing messages in my old
    >>> account in bulk!
    >>> I've done it singly and it works, but I don't want to have to call in
    >>> each
    >>> message individually to re-address them.

    >>
    >>> Does anyone have an elegant solution? Even a quick and dirty one is
    >>> acceptable!

    >>
    >>> Dave

    >>
    >> 1. You could add the message-ID to the above to help people find the
    >> other thread :).
    >>
    >> 2. Which e-mail program? They don't all have the same capabilities.
    >>
    >> If you can save the messages in a readable format, maybe you can run a
    >> batch command to alter the address lines and then reimport the messages.
    >>
    >> Perhaps you could send them to a forwarding service that translates the
    >> original address to the new address.
    >>
    >> BTW, my mail program has a filtering capability. Among its possibilities
    >> are to select mail based on the addressee (To:) and forward it to another
    >> destination...
    >>
    >> So set up an appropriate filter and run it on the the folder containing
    >> the letters in question. In my case, I'd probably have to copy them from
    >> Drafts to a new folder made for the occasion so that I wouldn't
    >> inadvertently change other e-mails.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >>
    >>

    > Thanks Char and Gene,
    > I have located where the Outbox mail is stored:
    > C:/Users\Daddy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\mailname 40\Sent
    > Items
    > and can access the .EML files using Notepad, etc.
    > If I edit the file and change the FROM: address, then go back into WLM and
    > send it,
    > it works.
    > This leaves me needing either a macro or a looping program, as Gene
    > suggested.
    > I can process ALL the messages in the Outbox, since they can all be coming
    > from
    > the new account I created.
    > There must be a program available that can do that, so I am off to
    > Bing/Google for it!
    > Thanks, so far and if this conjures up any other ideas please let me know!
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >

    I found a good batch modifying program called (guess what) BFM.ZIP - Batch
    Modifying Program.
    It took me all of about 6 minutes to use it to modify the FROM: address on
    all 65 messages.
    Unfortunately, this does not cause WLM to send them using that FROM:
    address.
    There must be another location that is storing the account information
    because I see no
    other reference to it in the .EML files.
    Almost ready to give up and modify them one at a time...

    Dave
     
  7. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 2/16/10, FiOS-Dave posted:

    > "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    > news:hlejeq$nhu$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:hld552$8jf$1@news.albasani.net...
    >>> On 2/15/10, FiOS-Dave posted:
    >>>> I had trouble with my old e-mail account not sending messages.
    >>>> (see earlier thread) I finally cured the problem by creating a new
    >>>> account.
    >>>> I still have 65 messages sitting in the older Outbox waiting to be sent.
    >>>> What I need is a way to re-address all 65 outgoing messages in my old
    >>>> account in bulk!
    >>>> I've done it singly and it works, but I don't want to have to call in
    >>>> each
    >>>> message individually to re-address them.
    >>>
    >>>> Does anyone have an elegant solution? Even a quick and dirty one is
    >>>> acceptable!
    >>>
    >>>> Dave
    >>>
    >>> 1. You could add the message-ID to the above to help people find the other
    >>> thread :).
    >>>
    >>> 2. Which e-mail program? They don't all have the same capabilities.
    >>>
    >>> If you can save the messages in a readable format, maybe you can run a
    >>> batch command to alter the address lines and then reimport the messages.
    >>>
    >>> Perhaps you could send them to a forwarding service that translates the
    >>> original address to the new address.
    >>>
    >>> BTW, my mail program has a filtering capability. Among its possibilities
    >>> are to select mail based on the addressee (To:) and forward it to another
    >>> destination...
    >>>
    >>> So set up an appropriate filter and run it on the the folder containing
    >>> the letters in question. In my case, I'd probably have to copy them from
    >>> Drafts to a new folder made for the occasion so that I wouldn't
    >>> inadvertently change other e-mails.
    >>>
    >>> -- Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Thanks Char and Gene,
    >> I have located where the Outbox mail is stored:
    >> C:/Users\Daddy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\mailname 40\Sent
    >> Items
    >> and can access the .EML files using Notepad, etc.
    >> If I edit the file and change the FROM: address, then go back into WLM and
    >> send it,
    >> it works.
    >> This leaves me needing either a macro or a looping program, as Gene
    >> suggested.
    >> I can process ALL the messages in the Outbox, since they can all be coming
    >> from
    >> the new account I created.
    >> There must be a program available that can do that, so I am off to
    >> Bing/Google for it!
    >> Thanks, so far and if this conjures up any other ideas please let me know!
    >>
    >> Dave
    >>
    >>

    > I found a good batch modifying program called (guess what) BFM.ZIP - Batch
    > Modifying Program.
    > It took me all of about 6 minutes to use it to modify the FROM: address on
    > all 65 messages.
    > Unfortunately, this does not cause WLM to send them using that FROM: address.
    > There must be another location that is storing the account information
    > because I see no
    > other reference to it in the .EML files.
    > Almost ready to give up and modify them one at a time...


    > Dave


    Well, at least you had some practice and also found a useful program
    :)

    Like you, I would have expected that to work.

    My next (useless) idea is to put in a Reply to: address, but as you can
    guess by the parentheses, I can't think why that would work.

    I didn't realize you wanted to change the From: address, or my filter
    suggestion would have been different. Actually, it would've been
    non-existent, since my program has no option to change the sending
    account.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  8. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hlf777$9dk$1@news.albasani.net...
    > On 2/16/10, FiOS-Dave posted:
    >
    >> "FiOS-Dave" <FiOS-Dave@fakeaddress.zz> wrote in message
    >> news:hlejeq$nhu$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    >>> news:hld552$8jf$1@news.albasani.net...
    >>>> On 2/15/10, FiOS-Dave posted:
    >>>>> I had trouble with my old e-mail account not sending messages.
    >>>>> (see earlier thread) I finally cured the problem by creating a new
    >>>>> account.
    >>>>> I still have 65 messages sitting in the older Outbox waiting to be
    >>>>> sent.
    >>>>> What I need is a way to re-address all 65 outgoing messages in my old
    >>>>> account in bulk!
    >>>>> I've done it singly and it works, but I don't want to have to call in
    >>>>> each
    >>>>> message individually to re-address them.
    >>>>
    >>>>> Does anyone have an elegant solution? Even a quick and dirty one is
    >>>>> acceptable!
    >>>>
    >>>>> Dave
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. You could add the message-ID to the above to help people find the
    >>>> other thread :).
    >>>>
    >>>> 2. Which e-mail program? They don't all have the same capabilities.
    >>>>
    >>>> If you can save the messages in a readable format, maybe you can run a
    >>>> batch command to alter the address lines and then reimport the
    >>>> messages.
    >>>>
    >>>> Perhaps you could send them to a forwarding service that translates the
    >>>> original address to the new address.
    >>>>
    >>>> BTW, my mail program has a filtering capability. Among its
    >>>> possibilities are to select mail based on the addressee (To:) and
    >>>> forward it to another destination...
    >>>>
    >>>> So set up an appropriate filter and run it on the the folder containing
    >>>> the letters in question. In my case, I'd probably have to copy them
    >>>> from Drafts to a new folder made for the occasion so that I wouldn't
    >>>> inadvertently change other e-mails.
    >>>>
    >>>> -- Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Thanks Char and Gene,
    >>> I have located where the Outbox mail is stored:
    >>> C:/Users\Daddy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\mailname
    >>> 40\Sent Items
    >>> and can access the .EML files using Notepad, etc.
    >>> If I edit the file and change the FROM: address, then go back into WLM
    >>> and send it,
    >>> it works.
    >>> This leaves me needing either a macro or a looping program, as Gene
    >>> suggested.
    >>> I can process ALL the messages in the Outbox, since they can all be
    >>> coming from
    >>> the new account I created.
    >>> There must be a program available that can do that, so I am off to
    >>> Bing/Google for it!
    >>> Thanks, so far and if this conjures up any other ideas please let me
    >>> know!
    >>>
    >>> Dave
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I found a good batch modifying program called (guess what) BFM.ZIP -
    >> Batch Modifying Program.
    >> It took me all of about 6 minutes to use it to modify the FROM: address
    >> on all 65 messages.
    >> Unfortunately, this does not cause WLM to send them using that FROM:
    >> address.
    >> There must be another location that is storing the account information
    >> because I see no
    >> other reference to it in the .EML files.
    >> Almost ready to give up and modify them one at a time...

    >
    >> Dave

    >
    > Well, at least you had some practice and also found a useful program :)
    >
    > Like you, I would have expected that to work.
    >
    > My next (useless) idea is to put in a Reply to: address, but as you can
    > guess by the parentheses, I can't think why that would work.
    >
    > I didn't realize you wanted to change the From: address, or my filter
    > suggestion would have been different. Actually, it would've been
    > non-existent, since my program has no option to change the sending
    > account.
    >
    > --
    > Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >
    >

    I suspect that there may be a table of accounts somewhere, and
    the "Account" column in WLM has a flag.
    It's getting to deep for me, so I will bite the bullet and individually
    modify as few of the 65 messages as I can get away with...

    Thanks again to all , and as you said, Gene, I did find a new program that
    is useful!

    Dave
     

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