Retrieve email information from Apple’s Address Book

— From Mac OSX Hints
“Recently, I needed a plaintext list of all emails in my Address Book. Although Address Book has exporting capabilities, it exports all contact information. Needing only email addresses, I did the following:

  1. In create a new message
  2. In Address Book, select all contacts (Command-A) and drag them to the To: field in Mail’s new message window
  3. Select the To: field and select all recipients (Command-A)
  4. Paste the resulting comma-separated email addresses wherever needed
  5. Last, but not least, delete new message without sending (unless you have something really important to communicate with everyone you know).”

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