simple MAPI help
Posted on 2002-07-09
First, I am not sure if I want to use MAPI
but, I do know what I need to do.
I am working on a pretty basic email client.
It will support attachments (send & recieve)
and html send and recieve
that's really about it, I don't need an address book or anything else fancy than that.
I am stuck because it appears there is problem using MAPI becuase it does not work with outlook express.
I am really trying to get away from using Outlook.
I need your advice and recommendations on which way to procede.
I am not a very knowledgeable C++ programmer.
so trying to decode MIME and parse the emails could be time consuming.
basically, I am trying to replace ACT! email because it is woefully inadequate ( no html, bad attachment supt). I don't want any of it's same shortcommings, so I want a quick and reliable method of going about this, that will work on the 100+ computers at our company ...all in the same way...
I would really like it to work without outlook or outlook express, or at least, be version independent.
I read through pretty much all your posts about MAPI, and it does say that Simple MAPI can communicate with outlook express, but I downloaded the sample from MS website, and it only works for me with outlook, not outlook express.
Thanks so much,