Show sender’s e-mail address as a column in message view

Outlook only shows the Display Name of the person who has sent you the email. There is no built-in support for displaying e-mail address in Outlook. Using a custom form configuration file, you can display the sender’s e-mail address as a column in the message list.

1. First, download the viewsenderaddress.zip and extract viewsenderaddress.cfg file.

2. Place viewsenderaddress.cfg file in the the Forms’ language folder of the Office installation folder. The default location is similar to;
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office<version>\FORMS\<locale ID>

You’ll need to replace <version> and <locale ID> with the numbers matching your version and language of Outlook.

Examples;

  • English version of Outlook 2007 on 32-bit Windows
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\FORMS\1033
  • English version of Outlook 2007 on 64-bit Windows
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\FORMS\1033
  • Korean version of Outlook 2007 on 64-bit Windows
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\FORMS\1042
  • Korean version of Outlook 2010 on 64-bit Windows
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\FORMS\1042

3. After placing the cfg-file in its correct location, you still need to install it into Outlook. You can do this in the following way;

  1. Open the Forms Manager dialog;
    • Outlook 2007 and previous
      Tools → Options… → Other → Advanced Options… → Custom Forms… → Manage Forms…
    • Outlook 2010
      File → Options → Advanced → Developers → Custom Forms… → Manage Forms…
  2. In the “Forms Manager” dialog, press the “Install…” button.
  3. Browse to the location where you’ve placed viewsenderaddress.cfg in the previous section of this guide.
  4. Select the file and press “Open”.
  5. A property window will open and press “OK” to confirm and close the dialog.
  6. Press “Close” to close the Forms Manager dialog.

4. Now that the custom form configuration file has been installed, you can finally add the address column to your view;

  1. Open the View Settings dialog;
    • Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007
      View → Arrange By → Custom…
    • Outlook 2010
      View → Change View
  2. Press the button called “Fields…” (Outlook 2007 and previous) or “Columns…” (Outlook 2010).
  3. From the dropdown list called “Select available columns from” select “Forms…”
  4. Here select “Sender’s Email Address” and press “Add →”
  5. From the dropdown list called “Select available columns from” select “Sender’s Email Address”
  6. Select “From E-mail Address” and press “Add →”
  7. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to place it in the location you want.
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