If you need to send a great number of contacts to someone via email, you may want to pack and compress these contacts into a zip file. In this article, we will introduce a quick method to you.
At times, you may be required to forward multiple contacts to someone via a mail. In this case, if there are hundreds of contacts to be sent, you may want to pack and attach them as a zip file to an email, instead of attaching them separately to an email. So, here we will share a quick means with you.
Pack & Attach Multiple Contacts to an Email
- For a start, launch Outlook application.
- Then, trigger Outlook VBA editor according to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
- Next, put the following code into an unused module.
Sub PackAttachMultipleContactsToEmail() Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection Dim objItem As Object Dim objContact As Outlook.ContactItem Dim strFullName As String Dim varTempFolder As Variant Dim varZipFile As Variant Dim objShell As Object Dim objFileSystem As Object Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem 'Get the selected contacts Set objSelection = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection If Not (objSelection Is Nothing) Then 'Create a temp folder varTempFolder = "E:\TempContacts" & Format(Now, "YYMMDDHHMMSS") MkDir (varTempFolder) varTempFolder = varTempFolder & "\" 'Save each Contact as vCard file For Each objItem In objSelection If TypeOf objItem Is ContactItem Then Set objContact = objItem strFullName = objContact.FullName objContact.SaveAs varTempFolder & strFullName & ".vcf", olVCard End If Next 'Create a ZIP file varZipFile = "E:\Contacts.zip" Open varZipFile For Output As #1 Print #1, Chr$(80) & Chr$(75) & Chr$(5) & Chr$(6) & String(18, 0) Close #1 'Add the exported vcard files to the ZIP file Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") objShell.NameSpace(varZipFile).CopyHere objShell.NameSpace(varTempFolder).Items On Error Resume Next Do Until objShell.NameSpace(varZipFile).Items.Count = objShell.NameSpace(varTempFolder).Items.Count Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("0:00:01")) Loop On Error GoTo 0 Set objFileSystem = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") objFileSystem.DeleteFolder Left(varTempFolder, Len(varTempFolder) - 1) 'Attach the zip file to the new email Set objMail = Application.CreateItem(olMailItem) objMail.Attachments.Add varZipFile objMail.Display End If End Sub
- After that, add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar or ribbon.
- Finally, take the steps below to have a try.
- Frist off, select the contacts that you want.
- Then, hit the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar or ribbon.
- At once, a new mail will display, in which you can see the attached zip file called “Contacts”, as shown in the following figure.
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