How to Quickly Insert Recipient Names to Email Body in Your Outlook

If you would like to quickly insert the recipient names to the body when composing an email, you can read this article. Here we will introduce you a convenient method.

At times, you may need to input the names of all recipients to the body when you are composing an email. Undoubtedly, it’s considerably tedious and cumbersome to extract and insert the names to body one by one manually. Therefore, in order to help you accomplish it rapidly, here we’ll share you an efficient means. Read on to get its detailed steps.

Insert Recipient Names to Email Body

  1. For a start, access VBA editor via “Alt + F11”.
  2. Then, in the “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window, enable “MS Word Object Library” according to “How to Add an Object Library Reference in VBA“.
  3. Next, copy the VBA code below into an empty module.
Sub CopyRecipientNamesToBody()
    Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objRecipient As Outlook.Recipient
    Dim strRecipAddress As String
    Dim strRecipName As String
    Dim objContacts As Outlook.Items
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim strFilter As String
    Dim objFoundContact As Outlook.ContactItem
    Dim strRecipNames As String
    Dim objMailDocument As Word.Document
    'Get the current email
    Set objMail = Application.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    For Each objRecipient In objMail.Recipients
        strRecipAddress = objRecipient.Address
        'Get the corresponding contact name
        Set objContacts = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts).Items
        For i = 1 To 3
            strFilter = "[Email" & i & "Address] = " & strRecipAddress
            Set objFoundContact = objContacts.Find(strFilter)
            If Not (objFoundContact Is Nothing) Then
               strRecipNames = strRecipNames & objFoundContact.FullName & vbCr
               Exit For
            End If
        'If there isn't associated contact
        'Extract name from email address
        If objFoundContact Is Nothing Then
           strRecipName = Split(strRecipAddress, "@")(0)
           strRecipName = UCase(Left(strRecipName, 1)) & Right(strRecipName, Len(strRecipName) - 1)
           strRecipNames = strRecipNames & strRecipName & vbCr
        End If
    'Insert the names at the beginning of email
    Set objMailDocument = objMail.GetInspector.WordEditor
    objMailDocument.Range(0, 0).InsertAfter strRecipNames
End Sub

VBA Code - Insert Recipient Names to Email Body

  1. Next, add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar of Message window according to the optional step in “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
  2. After that, exit the window.
  3. Finally, take a shot.
  • First off, compose an email and fill in recipients.
  • Then, hit the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.Click Macro Button
  • When macro finishes, the recipient names have been inserted in email body, as shown in the figure below.Inserted Recipient Names in Email Body

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