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    Annoying Outlook Feature than needs to change (OL 2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    Sorry for the ranting so early in the morning, but there is something that I need to ask and see if any of you can lend some assistance.

    Its nice to have the warning that some program is trying to access your e-mail address book. (please see attached image) I guess this is a true example of the saying "Necessity is the Mother of Invention", or something like that. I wish we had it when the Melissa virus hit. Wow I think it would have had an impact.

    <font color=red>BUT!!!</font color=red> <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16> <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/ouch.gif border=0 alt=ouch width=15 height=15>

    It does not know the difference between a VBA application that you wrote that does stuff with e-mails, or a virus, an external process, or what have you, which is where I think Microsoft missed the mark <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>.

    Also why is it so short, max time is 10 minutes. I would have loved a couple of extra choices, <font color=blue>"such as for this session only"</font color=blue>, or <font color=blue>"Show me what is happening"</font color=blue>

    Can these choices be controlled by the user, say via a setting or maybe the Registry? I kinda know the answer, if the user can control it, code can stop it and allow the virus to use the e-mail address book.

    Could we send a message to MS to change it for us?

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    Wassim
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    Re: Annoying Outlook Feature than needs to change (OL 2003)

    Same problem but with Outlook 2000...we need a program to access the address book without user intervention. PLEASE tell me there's a workaround on the client side. If not is there an Exchange solution? We have Exchange 5.5 (moving to Exchange 2003).

    Judith

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    Re: Annoying Outlook Feature than needs to change (OL 2003)

    This is one of those things that people complained about and for security reasons MS had to add this level of protection. One needs to learn to be aware of what they ask for.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Annoying Outlook Feature than needs to change (OL 2003)

    Wassim and Judith,

    See (for example) <post#=317048>post 317048</post#>. It contains links for several workarounds.

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    Re: Annoying Outlook Feature than needs to change (OL 2003)

    Hans, thank you for your response. The links were very helpful.
    Judith

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