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Power Automate Desktop | Emails and Outlook exercise | Get a list of emails in a folder and list out their senders
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Ever wondered who contributes the most to your junk mail? Choose an Outlook folder to process:
This exercise invites you to write a flow to list out the senders of all the emails in a given folder.
Create a flow called Divide junk mail to read in the emails from your chosen Outlook folder, then loop over these adding the sender of each to a list containing strings of text (ie containing just the names of your email senders - this list will inevitably contain many duplicates).
Write this list out to Excel for further processing:
Your Excel workbook should contain a list of senders of emails.
You could now (in Excel, not Power Automate Desktop) create a pivot table based on this column of senders to reveal your most persistent emailers:
An example of what you might see at the top of your list of most persistent emailers. Microsoft at number one is OK, but a finance company and a golf equipment company? For someone who doesn't play golf?
Save and close your flow, then start the laborious process of unsubscribing from email lists ...