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    email merge (2002 SP2)

    I just sent an email to 35 of the contacts in my Outlook address book, using Outlook's mail merge feature. This uses Word as the email editor and Word's mail merge function. When I went to send the mailing, a dialog box opened up in Word, saying that a program was trying to send email using Outlook email and did I want to allow this. If this had appeared once, I would have been somewhat grateful for this added security from MS. But it didn't happen just once. The dialog box opened 35 times and I had to click on the 'Yes' button for every email I was sending. This is very annoying and a total waste of time. Is there a way to change this behavior?

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    Re: email merge (2002 SP2)

    I understand that this doesn't happen if you initiate the process from Outlook. If you select a contacts folder a mail merge option is available under the tools menu.

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    Re: email merge (2002 SP2)

    I haven't used XP, but the dialogs in Outlook 2000 have a checkbox allowing the calling application (Word, in this case) to be trusted for a period of time (e.g., 2 minutes) so that you don't have to push the Yes button each time.

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    Re: email merge (2002 SP2)

    I did initiate the process from Outlook, and that is what happened. I selected a contacts folder, selected the contacts I wanted to email and then selected Tools|Mail Merge.

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    Re: email merge (2002 SP2)

    I did get that dialog box, and selected 10 minutes. I still got the prompt for every email. Is this a feature that worked in Office 2000 but got broken in 2002?

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    Re: email merge (2002 SP2)

    Sure sounds like it, but I haven't had the pleasure myself. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Due to the format limitations in Word 2000's merge-to-email, I never use it.

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