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When using sendobject my code for some reason gives me this error

Run time error 2287 % can't open the mail session

This is only occuring on one of the 5 machines I have installed it on.
So far the things I have tried are making sure outlook express is the default mail program (has to be to work properly)
A microsoft KB article said something about the registry but I have ruled that one out by installing on a 6th machine.

I am completly stuck on this one so any help would be appreciated. I am using Access 2000 if anyone wanted to know and it is installed on a WinME machine.

Just to reiterate my code works fine sending the email on 5 other machines so it is not the code that is wrong but something to do with the setup of the machine.

TIA

Ewen.
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gallaghe earned 150 total points
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If you want to send an email from MS-Access

Const SW_SHOWNORMAL = 1

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
   (ByVal hwnd As Long, _
   ByVal lpOperation As String, _
   ByVal lpFile As String, _
   ByVal lpParameters As String, _
   ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
   If ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "open", _
                   "mailto:SomeOne@Here.com" & _
                   "?Subject=Learning how to get rid of first body line" & _
                   "&cc=Goofy" & _
                   "&bcc=Dilbert" & _
                   "&body="Your message goes here.", _
                   vbNullString, _
                   vbNullString, _
                   SW_SHOWNORMAL) <= 32 Then
      MsgBox "Some error message"
   End If
End Sub

or check out
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/email.htm

Kevin
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by:ph0bia
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I'd rather not change any of my code because the system is already being run on 5 other machines in the company. I want to try and get it to work like the others on this one machine. It runs fine on Win98, WinNT and on one WinME box.... just not this one!
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by:gallaghe
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ShellExecute is non-discriminatory as oppose to SendObject, you might consider it rather then getting the broken one to work.
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by:bundy01
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I had the same problem and found the Run time error 2287 caused by the [Mail] setting in win.ini file

An NT box was missing variables that caused Run time error 2287 % can't open the mail session, whilst another WinMe machine was fine

The faulty machine win.ini had the follwoing entry
[Mail]
MAPI=1

The working machine win.ini file looked like

[Mail]
MAPI=1
MAPIX=1
OLEMessaging=1
CMC=1
CMCDLLNAME=mapi.dll
CMCDLLNAME32=mapi32.dll
MAPIXVER=1.0.0.1


As soon as I changed the win.ini file the problem was fixed.
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