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    Access/Outlook and SR2 (Access 2000, Outlook 2000)

    I'm in the middle of convertin @100 dbs from 97 to 2K (finally!). I have several set up to interact with Outlook - specifically to send attached forms (using Word templates) as well as general "whosis did whatsis at 9am today" messages. Apparently (according to a vague threat made by the sysadmin) the Office SP3 disables this ability. Does anyone know of a workaround? More specifically, does anyone know what exactly SR2 prevents? I'm <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/S/confused.gif alt="been dazed and confused for so long it's not ..."> and don't know if this is the correct forum to post this question, as it relates to more than one Office product.
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    Re: Access/Outlook and SR2 (Access 2000, Outlook 2000)

    Because of the rash of e-mail viruses a couple of yeaes ago, Microsoft decided to make it harder to send e-mails automatically. This is the "Draconian security update." If you do nothing, your users will get a warning each time your database attempts to send e-mail, and they will have to confirm that it is OK.

    See Outlook Email Security Update on the Slipstick.com site for details. This overview mentions several solutions/workarounds:
    <UL><LI>There is a free program ClickYes that sits in the Notification Area of the task bar (aka System Tray) and clicks Yes each time a program tries to send an e-mail.
    <LI>You can use Extended MAPI instead of MAPI; since Extended MAPI can't be scripted, it doesn't have the security problems that MAPI has. There is a COM add-in that wraps it into a relatively easy programming interface: Outlook Redemption. It is free for development use, but there is a fee if you want to distibute it.
    <LI>If you use Exchange Server, the Exchange admin can disable the restriction for selected users; see Administrative Options for the Outlook E-mail Security Update.[/list]HTH

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    Re: Access/Outlook and SR2 (Access 2000, Outlook 2000)

    Thanks Hans, once again, for helping me out! <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23> I'll let you know how it ends up (guess it won't involve a voodoo doll and the sysadmin).

    Now to go through yet another db and strip out all the annoying crap left over from 2.0!
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