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    Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    Every time I start Outlook and try to execute a macro, a dialogue pops up that requires me to enable macros...

    Isn't there a way to enable them permanently?

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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    This is the dialog that appears once per session? That is generated by using the "Medium" security setting. "Low" will avoid the message, but could possibly allow something to slip past you. Your call.

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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    Jefferson:

    Does this setting also stop any embedded macros in email? A ay to separate them would be nice, since I am the only person on this machine, I trust all the macros that are on the system, but obviously not ones that come in mail.

    Since I use Norton to scan incoming and outgoing mail, woudl this in fact do the same thing?

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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    E-mails usually do not contain embedded macros (VBA procedures) and, even if they did, they should not run.

    HTML messages can contain VBScript and JavaScript (and various other nasty things), but that is controlled by the zone settings (i.e., Restricted Zone), not the macro security level.

    Outlook Forms can contain VBScript. I have no idea about the security model for those. If the form was e-mailed to you, rather than already being installed on your system, I think it might be restricted. Any forms users know how that works?

    To my knowledge, Norton only blocks (1) recognized malware, and (2) selected scripts it considers dangerous (using the script blocking feature). I couldn't tell you how it would react to anything else.

    I guess that doesn't help very much. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    Cannot this macro dialog be dealt with by signing the VBA macro code with a self-generated digital certificate?
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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    unkamunka?

    a What?!

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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    Every lil bit helps... thanks Jefferson.

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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    Have a look at <!mskb=217221>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 217221<!/mskb>. Once you've installed the certificate, then sign your Outlook VBA Project - using Tools|Digital certificate in the VB Editor. That should deal with future warning boxes - as you have now told the system that this is VBA code that you trust. If you get stuck, please post back.
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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    unkamunka:

    That did it... many thanks.

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    Re: Outlook Macros (MSO2K)

    SelfCert is a great idea. After reading many posts here about difficulties people have had with it, I sort of forgot about it. Glad to hear it worked in this case.

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