Fun with Outlook and MAPI

Chris ch.list at
Mon Dec 13 19:28:24 CET 2004

>>At the risk of beating a dead horse, but you really should consider
>>using SMTP instead if you are really going to be sending a lot
>>of messages.
> The problem is that doesn't work in more complicated configurations
> such as when authentication and/or SSL have to happen, not to mention
> the issue of configuring servers and ports, that users have already
> configured in their mail clients.  Additionally when you use MAPI,
> messages that you send also end up in your sent items folder. (I
> also have not had any issue sending lots of messages using MAPI).
> Ultimately the utility of vanilla of pure SMTP will depend on
> customer requirements and how simple the configuration is.

That pretty much sums it up.  Also, since everything is done over IMAP 
with Outlook, I don't really have access to an SMTP server.


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