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ExtractEmailAddresses ( text ; placeholder )

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Bart Bartholomay, HAB Marketing

Extract Email Addresses

Sample Input:
ExtractEmailAddresses ( "Here are some email addresses but you could also use or Alice <>" ; "" )
Sample Output:

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Input any type of text that includes email addresses making sure that they don't run together and are separated by at least a space or carriage return. Enter a "" null value for the placeholder.

The result displays a list of email addresses.

Note: This is version 1.0 and has NOT been checked against all conceivable types of emails. Please email the author if you have suggestions.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


Hi Bart,

In order to account for the "<" and ">" email delimiters appearing in a source we were filtering I changed your "stext =" line to:

stext = Substitute ( text ; [ " " ; "¶" ] ; [ "<" ; "¶" ] ; [ ">" ; "¶" ] )

...and it works like a charm!

Thanks for this.

Adam Aronson
FullCity Consulting Inc.

Adam Aronson, Paramus, NJ
March 14, 2011 11:29am

Thanks. That's why I put this up in it's infancy. I'd like to get the same type of comments from the ExtractPhoneNumbers CF, too.

Bart Bartholomay, Vero Beach
March 14, 2011 11:44am

i have since changed the CF to comply with Aron's suggestion.

Bart Bartholomay, Vero Beach
March 14, 2011 11:48am

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