How to Quickly Remove the Invalid Recipient Addresses of Undeliverable Emails from Outlook Contacts

When sending emails to any invalid recipient addresses, you would receive the undeliverable email notifications. At that point, if you may want to remove these email addresses from contacts, you can use the method shared in this post.

Have you ever received undeliverable email notifications listing the invalid email addresses? In general, you’ll get such emails after you send email to invalid recipient addresses. In this situation, it is generally suggested to remove these email addresses from Outlook contacts to prevent accidentally sending mails to them next time. Now, in the followings, we will share you a rapid solution to get it.

Quickly Remove the Invalid Recipient Addresses of Undeliverable Emails from Outlook Contacts

Remove the Invalid Recipient Addresses of Undeliverable Emails from Contacts

  1. For a start, in the Outlook window, press “Alt + F11” to access VBA editor.
  2. Next, you can put the following VBA code into an unused project or module.
Sub RemoveUndeliverableEmailAddressesfromContacts()
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim objContacts As Outlook.Items
    Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim i, n As Long
    Dim objWordApp As Word.Application
    Dim objWordDocument As Word.Document
    Dim strEmailAddress As String
    Dim strFilter As String
    Dim objFoundContact As Outlook.ContactItem
 
    'Get selected emails
    Set objSelection = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    'Get the contacts
    Set objContacts = Application.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts).Items
 
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each objMail In objSelection
        objMail.Display
 
        Set objWordDocument = objMail.GetInspector.WordEditor
        Set objWordApp = objWordDocument.Application
        Set objSearchRange = objWordDocument.Range
 
        'Extract email addresses via wildcards
        With objWordApp.Selection.Find
            .Text = "[A-z,0-9]{1,}\@[A-z,0-9,.]{1,}"
            .MatchWildcards = True
            .Execute
        End With
 
        While objWordApp.Selection.Find.Found
              strEmailAddress = objWordApp.Selection.Text
 
              'Remove the invalid email addresses from the associated contacts
              strFilter = "[Email1Address] = " & strEmailAddress
              Set objFoundContact = objContacts.Find(strFilter)
              If Not (objFoundContact Is Nothing) Then
                 With objFoundContact
                     .Email1Address = ""
                     .Email1DisplayName = ""
                     .Save
                 End With
                 strFilter = ""
                 Set objFoundContact = Nothing
              Else
                 strFilter = "[Email2Address] = " & strEmailAddress
                 Set objFoundContact = objContacts.Find(strFilter)
                 If Not (objFoundContact Is Nothing) Then
                    With objFoundContact
                        .Email2Address = ""
                        .Email2DisplayName = ""
                        .Save
                    End With
                    strFilter = ""
                    Set objFoundContact = Nothing
                 Else
                    strFilter = "[Email3Address] = " & strEmailAddress
                    Set objFoundContact = objContacts.Find(strFilter)
                    If Not (objFoundContact Is Nothing) Then
                       With objFoundContact
                           .Email3Address = ""
                           .Email3DisplayName = ""
                           .Save
                       End With
                       strFilter = ""
                       Set objFoundContact = Nothing
                    End If
                End If
             End If
 
             objWordApp.Selection.Find.Execute
        Wend
 
       objMail.Close olDiscard
    Next
 
    MsgBox "Completed!", vbInformation
End Sub

VBA Code - Remove the Invalid Recipient Addresses of Undeliverable Emails from Contacts

  1. After that, close the current window.
  2. Later, add the new macro to Quick Access Toolbar. You can refer to the article – “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
  3. Finally, you can run this macro by following the steps below:
  • In the first place, select the “Undeliverable” email messages.
  • Then, click the macro in the Quick Access Toolbar.Trigger Macro through Quick Access Toolbar
  • When macro finishes, you’ll receive the message prompting “Completed”.
  • Now, you could check the associated contacts, in which the invalid email addresses have been removed, like the screenshot below:Remove Invalid Email Addresses

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