Mapi Attachment method WriteToFile throws exception ...

Rudy Schockaert rudy.schockaert at
Tue Jun 24 22:34:31 CEST 2003

Peter Curran wrote:
> Answering my own thread here in case someone else is interested. For
> some reason CDO doesn't support what I was trying to do through MAPI,
> or there's a bug or something, so I ended up using the Outlook object
> model instead of the MAPI one.

Searching the MSDN database ( ) learns the 

The 80004005 error message indicates that your data cannot be accessed. 
This error can be paraphrased as "I could not access your data for some 

This could mean a lot of things (corrupt data in your mailbox for 
example). What I suggest you to do is print out the subject and the 
folder of the mail your accessing and then examine the mail with another 
tool like OutlookSpy (try google) to find out what's wrong with it.


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